Moringa is a highly nutritious but cheap food. Experts found out that every part of it contains an overwhelming amount of vitamins and minerals.
This modern world, which is subservient to the baby boomers, is going back to the basics. Health supplements and traditional medicines are piling up the grocery aisles because the boomers need them to sustain their health.
We, the younger generations, can’t do something with the market boom but obey.
One of the most basic but actually quite effective supplement is the moringa.
What is Moringa?
Moringa oleifera is a fast-growing tropical tree characterized by foamy bark, feathery foliages that house dark-green and round to oblong leaves. The flowers are fragrant while the long fruits hang like sticks.
Experts considered this as a wonder tree because from roots to the leaves, it has medicinal properties. Filipinos love the leaves and fruit to the point that they are used in a wide variety of dishes.
Nutrients of Moringa
It’s just recently when Scientists discovered the overflowing nutrients pack in every moringa leaf. The research by Science Direct proved that in the same serving, this has seven times more vitamin A than oranges, 10 times more vitamin A than carrots, 17 times more calcium than milk, and nine times more protein than yogurt.
It is also rich in fiber, iron, magnesium, and riboflavin.
Moringa is an Antioxidant and Can Help You Lose Weight
Yes, moringa can make you look and feel younger.
In addition to vitamin A and C, Chlorogenic acid is found in this wonder herb. This substance is also found in olive oil, coffee, and spices. Health benefits have been associated with this acid derivative and among them is antioxidant.
Healthline quoted a test-tube study about moringa. It resulted in the reduced fat formation and enhanced fat breakdown to animals.
Though there are no proven direct evidences of moringa’s anti-fat effectiveness to humans, this can work well when added to weight loss supplements along with other natural products like green tea and turmeric.
This May Reduce Inflammation and Lower Blood Sugar Level
High blood sugar is a serious medical condition that you should not take for granted. This risks someone to life-threatening diseases like heart disease, kidney failure, and many more.
Interestingly, moringa may help lower blood sugar levels. Researchers asked 30 women to take 1.5 tablespoons (7 grams) of moringa leaf powder for three months. They reduced blood sugar levels 13.5% on an average.
Scientists also discovered that the leaves, pods, and seeds contain isothiocyanates, which is a good anti-inflammatory.
Though inflammation is a bodily response and a protective mechanism, it may also cause major health concerns if it continues for a long time.
Moringa is an affordable yet super healthy food. In fact, our ancestors used this to cure diseases and maintain their health.
Though doctor recommendation is a must, you can use moringa to combat inflammation, simple infections like colds and cough, and many more.