We have just launched the latest in our beauty well being teas – GOJI GODDESS. A delightful blend of apple pieces, goji berries, blackberries and strawberry pieces, this tea is packed full of super fruits and nutrients.
Why is this tea so nutritious? The Goji Goddess will reveal all….
Goji berries have been used since ancient times as a method of increasing feelings of wellbeing.
One study from 2008 found that a daily drink of 120ml of goji berry juice for 14 days improved feelings of wellbeing, brain activity and digestion. The super fruit of choice amongst the A-listers, our goddess loves her red goji berries!
Another super-duper super fruit is the humble blackberry. Rated as one of the top 10 for it’s strong antioxidant powers, they are specifically rich in polyphenols, the same family of antioxidants found in green tea, which may help prevent cardiovascular disease, cancers, and osteoporosis. Reason for every goddess to fill her cup with these little black jewels.
Scientists at the University of Warwick have been studying the beneficial effects of strawberries on our cardiovascular health, particularly around how they prevent the development of heart disease and diabetes.
Professor Paul Thornalley from Warwick Medical School heads the team that discovered extracts from strawberries positively activate a protein in our bodies called ‘Nrf2’ which is shown to increase antioxidant and other protective activities. This protein works to decrease blood lipids and cholesterol, the very things which can lead to cardiovascular problems.
Professor Thornalley explained: “We’ve discovered the science behind how strawberries work to increase our in-built defences to keep cells, organs and blood vessels healthy and which can reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular problems such as heart disease and diabetes.
WOW. Simply WOW!!
So, this beautiful goddess is off to make herself a cuppa and to get healthy at the same time!