One of the newer items on the Dukan Diet is the new Dukan Diet goji berries allowance. On his official website, Dr. Dukan states that he now recommends eating goji berries daily in every stage of the diet. These berries provide anti-oxidant powers and a small sweet treat.
The Dukan Diet Goji Berries Allowance
Attack phase (first phase) – one tablespoon of goji berries allowed per day
Cruise phase (second phase) – one tablespoon of goji berries allowed on pure protein days, 2 tablespoons of goji berries allowed on protein and vegetable days.
Consolidation phase (third phase) – eat two pieces of fruit per day from the allowed fruit list. The Dukan Diet goji berries allowance is not specifically laid out here, but it is assumed that if you do consume goji berries, they would take the place of one of your two allowed fruit servings per day.
Stabilization phase (fourth phase) – eat as you please. Dr. Dukan recommends a minimum of three servings of fruit per day, but does not specify an amount of goji berries to eat each day.
Why goji berries? These berries are delicious and are high in vitamins and anti-oxidants. Goji berries are said to boost your immune system and fight fatigue. Although goji berries look like a dried fruit, they are actually a one hundred percent natural small berry.
Despite the benefits of Dukan Diet goji berries, it is important not to go overboard and to consume only the recommended amount each day. Like all fruit, goji berries contain sugar, which can quickly sabotage your diet, especially during the Attack and Cruise phases when sugars are strictly limited.
Most grocery stores sell goji berries in the natural or health food section of the store. You can also find them at Whole Foods or on Amazon.com. After trying several varieties, I’ve found my favorite is Navitas Naturals Organic Goji Berries.