3. Goji Berries
Goji berries are known as wolfberries. People often marked goji berries as dried berries. Some people like its sour and sweet flavor while some do not. Every part of goji berries including bark, fruit, and leaves has been widely used as traditional Chinese medicine for ages. After being collected, goji berries pass the drying process and then they are packed carefully in boxes before purchase.
The drying process aims to preserve the optimum nutrients and benefits of goji berries. It is easily understandable when goji berries is used to treat many health problems because it has a great source of antioxidants, 18 amino acids, carotenoids, vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin E, B vitamins, omega-3, and omega 6 fatty acids, protein and 21 essential minerals such as zinc, iron, selenium, copper, germanium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and manganese, etc. Moreover, goji berries are rich in anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant properties.
Pregnant women often eat goji berries for two reasons. Firstly, it is considered as a healthy food that contains a lot of health benefits. Some people believe that pregnant women should eat 10g of goji berries on the daily basis because of their nutrient and vitamin content. Moreover, in the end of the pregnancy, goji berries consumption can induce as remedies for abortion by increasing uterine contractions. This is because goji berries contain compounds that have abortion-inducing properties. However, not much evidence is conclusive.
If you are a fan of herbal medication and relief, you should try goji berries during the pregnancy. However, some studies showed that betaine present in goji berries may harm pregnant women with diabetes or high blood pressure. Therefore, it is important for you to consult your doctor before consuming goji berries.