Superfood Saturday: GO GO GO Goji Berries!

There are so many incredible ingredients in Shakeology® that do so many amazing things for your body that we just have to tell you a bit more about them. So today’s ingredient spotlight focuses on powerful little grape-sized fruits called Goji Berries.

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What’s so great about goji berries?

Oh, where do we start? For thousands of years, goji berries have been used in traditional Chinese medicine and in food preparation in China. They’re one of the most nutritious fruits—if not THE most nutritious fruit on earth—because they pack more antioxidant punch than any other fruit on our big blue planet.

Goji berries’ health benefits:

These little tomato-colored wonders are credited with helping to promote muscle strength as well as support cardiovascular health. They’re believed to help reduce various signs of aging while promoting a luminescent glow to the skin.* Not only are goji berries rich in vitamins and minerals, they’re also a great source of natural proteins. They’re packed with 18 of the 22 amino acids, 21 dietary minerals, more beta-carotene than carrots, more vitamin C than oranges, and plenty of linoleic acid—which may help keep your hair thick and your skin looking young.*

BUT NOT ALL GOJI BERRIES ARE CREATED EQUAL!

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Where do Shakeology’s goji berries come from?

The best goji berries grow high up in the Helan Mountains, in the Ningxia Province of China. Ningxia is more than 10,000 miles from the west coast of the U.S., and we chose these berries because they contain natural adaptogenic enzymes, which are there in abundance only when grown at extreme altitudes with just the right environmental conditions.

Goji berries need to grow on hillsides where there’s sun, but they can’t be planted too high or too low. They grow in clusters by the hundreds in both wild and cultivated areas, as well as in protected valleys. They’re a very high-maintenance fruit, but they’re worth it—because YOU’RE worth it! And that’s why we’ll only work with goji farmers who have the passion and experience to grow and harvest the world’s most premium crops.

We’ll never accept #2.

When it comes to Shakeology’s ingredients, only the best of the best will do. And that’s why we’ve scoured the earth to source the most potent ingredients out there. No wonder Shakeology is your Daily Dose of Dense Nutrition® (as well as the most delicious).

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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