I’ve been noticing more and more that people are coming to goji juice in hopes that it will solve any and all of their health problems. The marketing companies claim that goji juice will help with anything from arthritis to heartburn, from cancer to decapitation. Unfortunately, the truth is, there is NO miracle cure for any of these ailments. Well, I guess that all depends on what you call a miracle.
I believe that many people see such dramatic results with goji juice simply because they weren’t getting what they needed in their diets to begin with. So then, they start drinking this juice that is high in various vitamins, has a full protein, essential fatty acids, high levels of antioxidants, etc., and they notice a big difference. HOWEVER, although you may notice such a difference, it is a mistake to think that you are getting everything you need simply because you have begun drinking this juice. It is far more healthier to get your antioxidants and vitamins from a variety of sources, as each vegetable and fruit has different types and different parts of vitamins and antioxidants.
Nothing can substitute eating a variety of raw, organic fruits and vegetables (cooking destroys many nutrients and enzymes, and foods that are not organic contain much higher levels of toxins and far fewer vitamins and minerals). There are many so-called super foods out there that far exceed the benefits of synthetic vitamins, supplements and drugs. If you really want to take care of yourself, start looking into natural Chinese, Tibetan and Indian healing plants that have been used for thousands of years to prevent illness before it starts. I’ll talk more about other super foods in a future blog. Our system of simply covering up the symptoms is ludicrous when the truth is, we don’t need to become sick to begin with if we simply eat right and exercise.
Now, I’m not trying to say you shouldn’t eat goji berries or drink the juice (I recommend the berries ? more natural and they contain essential fatty acids whereas the juice does not, as I’ve mentioned many times on this site). What I’m saying is that you don’t have to rely on these hyped up products when you can get everything you need in your local farmer’s market or grocery store, if you only look. Eating foods like goji berries that are extremely high in vitamins compared to most other fruits and vegetables is always a good idea to supplement your existing diet, but if you eat right on a continual basis, these super foods will work all the better to bring your body into balance. If you really want to get better, no matter what your illness, you need to start paying very close attention to what you put into your body.