Can I Eat Goji Berries on the Dukan Diet?

I could answer this question using  just one word, yes, but that would make the post a little too brief and wouldn’t explain how many goji berries you are allowed to eat in the four phases of the Dukan diet.  It also wouldn’t tell you how good goji berries are for you.

In the Attack Phase and on PP days in the Cruise Phase you are allowed one tablespoon each day.  This increases to two tablespoons on PV days and when you reach Consolidation you can have up to three tablespoons daily.  The coaches on have now just started to advise to treat the goji berries as a tolerated item.  In the online chat of 12 August 2011 sonja provided the following reply

Hi Krisskossi and welcome to the chat! Goji berries are considered as a tolerated now but you can have these both on your PP and PV days…

Goji berries are considered by many to be a “super food” because of their high nutritional content and their amazing ORAC value but an ounce of goji berries also contains around 3 grams of fiber.  The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value measures the foods antioxidant level and goji berries have the highest value discovered so far.

Antioxidants help prevent the damage caused to the cells in our bodies from free radicals.  These free radicals damage the DNA  causing the cell to grow abnormally.  The health benefits of goji berries are:

  • Prevention of cancer
  • Protection from heart disease
  • A stronger immune system
  • Reduced cholesterol levels
  • A boost to your brain and eyesight
  • An anti-aging benefit that may protect from age-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s

There are also some studies that show goji berries provide a general feel good feeling and help you sleep better too.


7 Responses to “Can I Eat Goji Berries on the Dukan Diet?”

  • Clair on October 9, 2016

    Hi Amber

    I’ve read that Inca berries are better for you than Goji berries – can I swap out goji berries for them? They taste so much nicer!


    • Amber on October 16, 2016

      Hi Clair

      Inca berries do not have the same standard nutritional properties as goji berries so can’t recoomend them as a suitable swap.



  • Paula on April 20, 2014

    Hi Amber,

    I bought a packet of dried Goji Berries and on the back it says there is 45 grms of sugar in the packet. why are they allowed on the Attack phase ? I dont understand.

    • Amber on April 21, 2014

      Hi Paula

      I think Dr Dukan added goji berries to his diet because of the nutritional and health benefits in the same way he added oat bran. He felt these properties out weighed the negative impacts.

      Kind regards


  • Satine on July 29, 2011

    Thank you for making this page for us dukan dieter. It’s great and I really appreciate it.

    I was wondering if it’s dry Goji berries or fresh ones that it’s regarding since 1 tsp dry ones contain more calories than fresh ones.


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