Things to pay attention to when eating wolfberry

When talking about wolfberry, many friends have something to say: it is cheap and healthy, soaking some water every day is good, raising eyes and replenishing the body.

eating wolfberry

But you may have questions about how much you eat each day. The editor once received a message in the background:

How much is the best wolfberry to eat a day?

When it comes to this, you really have to pay attention. It is said that wolfberry is good, but it’s not that the more the better, right?

Eat wolfberry, don’t exceed this number

Lycium barbarum has a sweet taste and flatness. It enters the liver and kidney meridians. It has the effect of nourishing the liver and kidneys and benefiting shrewdness. It can be used to treat weakness of the waist and knees, dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, spermatorrhea and other symptoms caused by liver and kidney deficiency and insufficient essence and blood. If you have these symptoms, people who are prone to dry mouth and insomnia, you can try.

Modern pharmacological research also shows that wolfberry mainly contains wolfberry polysaccharides, betaine, carotene, etc., which have the functions of regulating human immune function, promoting hematopoietic function, protecting liver, anti-cancer, and anti-aging. People with poor immunity and poor liver are suitable for eating wolfberry.

Therefore, it is a good choice whether it is used as a medicinal or as a daily health food.

In the list of 63 medicines and foods announced by the Ministry of Health, wolfberry tops the list. Eating a little bit every day is good for us.

But wolfberry is a tonic after all. If you eat too much, you may get angry easily, causing nosebleeds and uncomfortable eyes.

Generally speaking, the recommended daily consumption of wolfberry is about 10 grams, try not to exceed 20 grams, this number is about a small handful ↓↓↓

In addition, wolfberry is dual-purpose for medicine and food. Under normal circumstances, it can be eaten, but people who are prone to allergies may be allergic to it. You should use wolfberry with caution. If you feel uncomfortable after eating wolfberry, stop eating it immediately.

Note that if you have a cold, fever, diarrhea, or body inflammation, it is best not to eat wolfberry.

Learn 4 tricks to pick the best wolfberry

Those who often eat wolfberry know that the wolfberry produced in Ningxia is the best. So, how do I choose when it comes to the market?

★ look
A good wolfberry is long and flat, fusiform or oval, with a larger body; it is red or dark red with a white spot on the tip pedicle.

The poor quality goji berries are mostly short round with small heads; thin skin, few flesh, translucent, seeds are faintly visible; no white spots.

★ pinch
Grab a handful of wolfberry, gently pinch it in your hand, and then let go. Good quality will not agglomerate and will easily fall apart. The poorer wolfberry particles tend to stick together.

★ Bubble
Soak the wolfberry in transparent boiling water. Good goji berries generally do not sink to the bottom very quickly, but mostly float on the top. The poorer wolfberry will sink into the bottom of the cup.

★ taste
The good-quality wolfberry tastes sweet and delicious in the mouth without bitterness and other peculiar smells; while the inferior wolfberry flavor may have a bitter taste.

Is black wolfberry better than red wolfberry on the market?

In recent years, a kind of black wolfberry has appeared on the market. It contains a lot of anthocyanins as a hype concept. The effect is similar to that of wolfberry, and the price is several times or even ten times that of wolfberry.

However, there is no scientific research to prove that black wolfberry has unique value and its cost performance is not high.

If you don’t need money and want to try, you can buy some and try; if you are pursuing health benefits, red goji berries are good.

4 best ways to eat wolfberry in dog days

  1. Make flower tea
    In this weather, wolfberry is most often used for soaking in water, so it is excellent to mix it with scented tea:

Method: Take 10 grams of medlar and 8 chrysanthemums. Take it with boiling water. Add mulberry leaves and other mixed drinks as appropriate.

Comment: Chrysanthemum has the effects of dispersing wind and heat, clearing the liver and improving eyesight. Together with wolfberry, it can disperse wind and heat, detoxify, and nourish the liver and improve eyesight. Drinking this scented tea can effectively relieve the symptoms of eye fatigue or dry eyes. It is very suitable for people who use computers or mobile phones.

  1. Make sugar water
    A bowl of refreshing sugar water, nourishing nutrition:

Method: Soak a proper amount of snow fungus, lotus seed, coix seed, and lily with water one night in advance to soften it. Boil with lotus seeds, coix seed, and lily with 1600ml water. After the water is boiled, change to a low heat and slow cook. Soak medlar and red dates with water.

After 1 hour, pick up the red dates and medlar, diced the red dates, put them in the pot with the medlar, and cook for another hour with rock sugar to taste.

Comments: This method is time-consuming, but the boiled sugar water is thick, the medicinal materials are soft, and the taste is good. Snow fungus Lianzi Geng is a good nourishing syrup to nourish the lungs and invigorate the spleen.

  1. Into the dishes
    For southerners, throwing goji berries into soup and porridge as a seasoning is not a new way to eat. If you haven’t eaten it before, you can try it.

Below, I recommend a dish-wolfberry baby dish.

Method: prepare a bowl of broth (chicken soup or bone soup), and put baby cabbage leaves into the bowl. Add the broth, sprinkle with wolfberry garnish, put the bowl into the pot and steam. After the water is boiled, continue to steam for about 20 to 30 minutes.

Comment: Traditional Chinese medicine believes that baby cabbage is mildly cold and non-toxic. Regular consumption has the effects of nourishing stomach, nourishing body fluid, eliminating troubles and quenching thirst, diuresis and laxative, clearing away heat and detoxification. Chinese wolfberry and baby cabbage are steamed together, which is delicious and nutritious.

  1. Chew directly

According to the medical record of the famous doctor Zhang Xichun in modern times, chewing a handful of medlar before going to bed can not only mediate the yin and yang in the body, quench thirst and produce fluid, but also invigorate the qi and prolong life.

For those who do not want to toss, it is most convenient to eat wolfberry directly! And this way of eating, in fact, will more fully absorb the nutrients, which is conducive to exerting its health care effects.

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