What is Moringa?
Moringa might not be a household name within the “superfood” category yet, but the nutritious plant is slowly paving it’s way into modern households.
Moringa plant has been widely used in countries like India, Pakistan, and Nepal where it is called Moringa oleifera along with other names such as the horseradish tree, ben tree, or drumstick tree.
Despite its tiny structure, the moringa plant is known for its abundant nutritional benefits and anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and tissue protective properties. Its taste is similar to that of matcha green tea – fresh, green, and earthy.
Here are 5 reasons why you should include the great Moringa in your diet.
Reason #1 – Makes You Look and Feel Young
Moringa was tested in a study for the Journal of Food Science and Technology and it was found that it naturally balances “youthful” hormones, one of which includes estrogen. Hence, this slows down the signs of aging as Moringa, together with amaranth, significantly increase antioxidant status and decrease markers of oxidative stress.
Reason #2 – Aids Digestion
Commonly used to improve liver function because of its anti-inflammatory properties, Moringa removes harmful toxins from the body. This results in the prevention of constipation, diarrhoea, fluid retention/edema, and kidney stones, and even urinary tract infections.
Reason #3 – Boosts Energy
Who needs coffee when you have Moringa? The plant contains an abundance of iron, calcium, and magnesium that strengthens energy-producing metabolism.
Reason #4 – Gives Skin A Healthy Glow
There are several ways Moringa is used on the skin. According to Dr Axe, “Moringa oil is applied directly to the skin as a drying, astringent agent used to kill bacteria, but at the same time when used regularly it’s known to act like a lubricant and hydrate the skin by restoring its natural moisture barrier.”
Reason #5 – Fights Inflammation
Best way to prevent chronic diseases like diabetes, respiratory problems, cardiovascular disease, and other life-threatening illnesses? Consume foods with packed anti-inflammatory properties like Moringa! According to Mind Body Green, “Moringa reduces inflammation by suppressing inflammatory enzymes and proteins in the body, and moringa leaf concentrate can significantly lower inflammation in the cells.
Start using Moringa powder now! Find recipes HERE!