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Dahls Ingersoll Foods
(515) 255-3118
3425 Ingersoll
Des Moines, IA
 
Dahls Merle Hay
(515) 278-0435
4343 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines, IA
 
Hy-Vee
515-262-7956 / 515-262-7944
4815 Maple Drive
Pleasant Hill, IA
Store Hours
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Open Christmas Eve until 6 p.m. Closed Christmas Day. ,Open December 26th at 6 a.m.

Dahls Euclid
(515) 265-4257
1320 E Euclid Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Linns
(515) 282-6318
3805 6Th Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Top Value Foods
(515) 244-9696
801 University Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Dahls Beaver
(515) 255-3151
1819 Beaver
Des Moines, IA
 
Target
(515) 287-3438
1111 E Army Post Rd Ste 2204
Des Moines, IA
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Hy-Vee
(515) 285-6394
1107 Se Army Post Road
Des Moines, IA
Store Hours
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Dahls Wakonda
(515) 285-5481
4121 Fleur Dr
Des Moines, IA
 

Goji Berry: Salvation or Silliness?

Goji Berry: Salvation or Silliness?

Goji Berry: Salvation or Silliness? Dr. Gary Huber : Head Medical Ego
Goji Berry: Salvation or Silliness?

The goji berry has attained a degree of name recognition that rivals Mohammed Ali. Everyone has heard of it yet few can say why it is so popular. It’s popular because it contains “magic”. Yes I’m being a bit silly here but my point is simple, we tend to hear that a particular food has “amazing health benefits” and without even exploring whether it is myth or miracle we just pay the price and hope for the best.

The goji berry has long held a role in traditional Chinese medicine where they have been consumed raw, made into tinctures, or brewed into a tea. The goji has been used to treat ailments related to the liver, lung, kidney, eye, and immune system. It does in fact contain an impressive list of nutrients and is rated as one of the world’s richest source of antioxidants, as well as one of the richest sources of vitamin C. It contains an impressive list of bioactive compounds such as beta-sitoserol which is an anti-inflammatory, betaine which converts to choline in the liver and promotes a calm mood and good memory, and cyperone which is a compound reported to aid blood pressure control.

Goji is loaded with good vitamin content, 21 different minerals, all 8 essential amino acids, and a rich source of carotenoids. So let’s all run the health food store and load up right now!

Well, you might take that approach and no one could fault you. But here is my general concern regarding the consumption of goji: Are there any fresh goji berry farms in your neighborhood? Goji is traditionally grown in China, Himalayas, Tibet and Mongolia. I can’t recall what the USA’s trade agreement with Mongolia is but I question the freshness factor. All too often when a particular nutrient or food reaches critical mass in terms of name recognition we have seen some entities, of less than sterling reputation, take advantage of this fact to turn a quick buck.

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