Living in Japan, I have had numerous packages of wolfberries from all over Asia. They sell on shelves like a bag of dried raisins and are easy to find in every store. After sampling dozens of them, and finding them satisfying, but yet, not very tasty (according to a friend, they taste like the inside of a hamster cage...I am inclined to agree,) I started to research why. Turns out, just as there are many varieties of raspberries and blueberries in the world, there are many varieties of wolfberries. The majority are vegetable tasting, bitter, grassy, and earthy. Not the ones which grow in the fertile valley of the Ningxia provence. The earth there is so filled with rich minerals and plentiful water, this land yields the sweetest, most delicious berry."- Amanda Uribe, Young Living Diamond
Are you eating enough fiber? Do you know, not only is fiber associated with healthy elimination, it is known to help slow your body's breakdown of carbohydrates and absorption of sugar, thus helping the body control blood sugar levels. It is know for supporting heart and organ health. It helps you with your weight loss efforts and management as it will leave you feeling full longer.The psyllium husk in fiber is known for helping move yeast and fungus out of your body, preventing it from being excreted through the skin and causing skin issues. Fiber also helps the body's inflammation systems maintain their proper levels. I could go on and on about the benefits of fiber, but that really should be another class all by itself!
If you look at the key nutrients and facts, you will be astounded by the amount of protein, the sheer volume of essential minerals and amino acids, and by the various vitamins and minerals contained in such a small berry. They contain MORE beta carotene than carrots and, pound for pound, about 500 times more vitamin C than oranges. Unbelievable.
** One of the key points on each slide I want to draw your attention to is the glycemic index/load. For example, wolfberry has a glycemic index of 10.6. Its glycemic load is 1. This is HUGE. It means it doesn't mess around with your blood sugars. When searching for something to eat, look for fruits and veggies that have a glycemic index under 50, but also concentrate on the load. You cannot take one number into consideration without the other. The load is the effect it has on your body. For example, watermelon has a very high glycemic index of 72, but the load is 4. This is because it is mostly water volume. So, even though it is over 50, it is an excellent choice. Make sense?
Can you EVER get enough blueberries? Really? Not in my world. Blueberries are AMAZING. I want to highlight a few of the key fact and ingredients you should be aware of when learning about blueberries. First, they contain resveratrol. This compound is also found in grapes, and is one of the key benefits in drinking red wine. Known for aging support, this compound helps the body maintain a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. It is used in beauty creams and spa treatments for healthy, vibrant skin. Another wonderful benefit to eating blueberries is the sheer volume of antioxidants (one of the highest levels in the berry world) and a nice supply of vitamin K -- needed for strong bones!
Ningxia RED doesn't just contain the wolfberry. It also contains several key fruits renowned for their amazing health benefits. While the wolfberry is in the form of puree, these fruits occur in concentrated form. As consumers, we are used to marketing terms, such as our orange juice, which states, "not from concentrate." Major orange juice producers came out bashing the competition telling the world their juice was pure squeezed juice -- never from concentrate. We have come to associate this as a negative thing. Nothing could be further from the truth.
One of nature's most beneficial fruits, grapes have resveratrol to help support your efforts in maintaining a healthy heart, they deliver several key nutrients in rich abundance, and they offer you an amazing variety of B vitamins. Grapes contain an amazing amount of potassium. Key health benefits of potassium include cardiovascular support, nervous system support, and the ability to help your body in its efforts to regulate electrolytes. So, the next time you go for a run, don't grab a nasty sports drink, grab your Ningxia! With a great glycemic index/load, they should be a staple in your house.