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Goji berries have the same nutrients as fruits and vegetables and a placebo effect
Date:12/16/2010

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However, "the consumption of these berries is but another fad" Martnez de Victoria warns, remarking that "Goji berries will not have any positive effect on people who do not follow a balanced diet". Anyway, anyone buying this product should pay attention to the label "to avoid adulterations, which are widely spread in the market". Berries must belong to the Lycium Barbarum or Lycium Chinense species, "which are the ones that contain the nutrients and healthy effects claimed".

The director of the Institute of Nutrition and Food Science of the University of Granada warns that "miracle foods do not exist" and reminds that the only secret to enjoy a good health is "a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and regular physical exercise".


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Contact: Emilio Martnez de Victoria Muoz
emiliom@ugr.es
34-646-065-620
University of Granada
Source:Eurekalert  

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