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Can Children Eat Goji Berries?

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Goji Berry

Goji berries have been known to the world for their health benefits for thousands of years. The plant is native to China and gradually it began to spread to the USA and other countries thanks to the valuable qualities of its fruit.

Goji berry consumption is believed to be safe for children unless they have allergies to the berries themselves or are taking medications that may be contraindicated.

Such are the preparations, that thin the blood, the so-called anticoagulants. Mixing them with goji berries increases their effect, leading to an increased risk of bleeding.

Care should also be taken if the child has diabetes, especially type 1. Goji berries can upset blood sugar levels and lead to adverse effects on the child's health.

For this reason, consultation with a specialist to assess the risk and prevent goji berry side effects is mandatory.

The fruit of this miracle plant give a great boost to the child's immune system. They are especially suitable if the child is often sick, as well as a prevention for a number of diseases. They do not contain fat and do not affect cholesterol values.

Also, their consumption positively affects vision, as well as blood circulation. These benefits improve the effectiveness of a child's physical activity.

Goji berries are extremely rich in antioxidants – especially polyphenols and carotenoids. The first group significantly improves the functioning of the cardiovascular system and prevents the development of various diseases, including malignant ones.

Thanks to carotenoids, good vision is maintained, as well as the health of the skin and the condition of the respiratory system. The fruit also has a great impact on the functioning of the urinary and excretory systems.

Besides the countless benefits of goji berry, we should note that its taste is also very pleasant. It is sweet and slightly tart. Drinks are prepared from it, by distinguishing those with natural or artificial sweeteners.

Also learn what the recommended daily intake of goji berries is.