Moringa - the rising star in the world of superfoods
Chia, Acaii, Goji - Every day we hear about another new superfood and maybe you feel a bit confused over all the health hype. But let me introduce the probably most nutritious of all: Moringa.
I promise, you won’t be disappointed!
Moringa oleifera is often called the “tree of life“ or the “miracle tree”, with good reason: It contains 27 vitamins, all nine essential amino acids and more antioxidants than goji berries, green tea, and acai berries. Only a small serving of moringa powder has four times the beta-carotene of carrots, four times the calcium of milk, seven times the amount of vitamin C of an orange, and more iron than spinach.
The moringa tree is native to the sub-Himalayan areas of India. But it has also spread throughout tropical zones in Africa and South America.
The green powder looks like matcha and, to be honest, it doesn’t taste great (kind of „spinachy“), but it’s perfect for mixing it into smoothies, porridge, salad-dressings, pesto, or adding it to soups.
Here are further reasons why moringa should be part of your diet.
Zeatin, one of the compounds in Moringa, is an anti-oxidant with powerful anti-aging properties. Moringa has several thousand times more zeatin than any other known plant.
Moringa Powder is a great alternative to coffee or energy drinks because it helps to boost your energy levels in a natural way. The energy promotion does not happen because of sugar or caffeine, so it also lasts for a long time.
3. Healthy, glowing hair & skin
Due to its high mineral content, moringa is great for nourishing hair and skin. It is rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins A, E, B2, B3 as well as zinc. For this reason, it is often used for the production of cosmetics and skin care products.
4. Healing power
Moringa has the reputed ability to cure about 300 diseases. It is used for diabetes, arthritis, rheumatism, asthma, digestive issues, constipation, diarrhea, headache, anemia, heart problems, high blood pressure, kidney stones, and infections.
5. Good source of protein
The leaves of the moringa tree contain all amino acids that our body needs, making them a "complete" protein - this is a rarity in the flora. Therefore, it is an excellent source of protein for vegetarians and vegans.
6. Anti-cancer treatment
Studies show that moringa leaves possess anti-tumor activities. Ongoing work on the anti-cancer properties of moringa may at some point earn this plant a role in chemotherapy.
…as I promised, you won’t be disappointed.