We are in an era of “superfoods” and this is one that I think I should dedicate a special place, since it is one that I personally consider to be among the best superfoods available. I will explain what is Moringa, and what are the main benefits of consuming Moringa.
Trees for Life on Moringa: “All parts of the Moringa tree have beneficial properties for the human being”
As most of the other superfoods, Moringa Oleifera is around for a long period of time now and it has been used by many eastern cultures as a medicine for years, only that it is arriving to the western societies in the last period of time.
So, what is Moringa?
Moringa is a small tree native of the Sub-Himalayan. nor-eastern region of India, but nowadays it is grown in India, Pakistan, the tropics, and Afghanistan, and it is commonly known as the “miracle tree”. Why? There is evidence that ensures that the Moringa tree presents beneficial activity in various aspects. First of all, it is an efficient anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antitumoral, antioxidant and antipyretic. It also works as a good agent against hypertension, ulcers and epilepsy. Moringa is also a good diuretic, aids to fight against cholesterol, diabetes and it acts like a strong kidney and liver protector.
Having said that, it is also one of the most nutrient-dense plants in the world, being a good source of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, making it a really good immunity booster and helping in muscle growth, digestion, bone health and skin-care.
Benefits of Moringa:
- Potent Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant
- Good source of vegetable protein & micronutrients
- Beneficial in many health-related issues, aiding to fight common diseases
- Powerful immunity booster
- Good source of dietary fiber
How to use it:
You should consume Moringa powder every morning, as soon as you wake up with water, to give your metabolism and immune system an early boost. You can mix it with water of your favorite juice, since it has a mild earthly-flavor.
You can also use pills during the day, with your middle morning or middle afternoon snacks.