Moringa is a tree of many benefits in the human body. It is said to treat over 200 diseases. All its parts are very useful and each contains a variety of nutrients. From the leaves which are the most nutritious, to the seeds all the way to the roots, what can be said is, Moringa is a miracle tree. It has more than 40 antioxidants, about 35 anti-inflammatory, 18 amino acids, 9 essential amino acids and more than 85 nutrients.
This detoxifying agent has antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral and anticancer effects. It is being used around the world especially in India and Africa to curb child blindness and malnutrition in nursing mothers and infants. This is because it is drought resistant as it retains electrolytes minerals and stays hydrated.
Benefits of Moringa Oleifera
As said earlier the leaves are very nutritious and they can be eaten raw, cooked or taken as supplements. They contain -: Vitamin C 7 times more than found in oranges, Vitamin A 4 times more than found in carrots, Calcium that is 4 times than that found in milk, Protein twice as much found in yoghurt, Potassium 3 times what is found in bananas and Iron 25 times the one found in spinach.
The roots have polyphenols thus it can be used as a condiment. Immature seeds (drumsticks) have Vitamin C, Potassium, Magnesium, Fiber and Manganese. Mature seeds contain Vitamins B and C and other dietary minerals. They can be eaten as peas or nuts. Seeds also produce oil which is used as a biofuel and the seeds cake gotten after extraction can be used as a fertilizer or in water purification. Dried seeds when finely powdered can be used as anti-asthmatic.
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With nutrition comes health no need to go dieting which can be bad for your health. Amino acids are building blocks for a healthy body and Moringa has enough of them. When dieting, the body makes no or low quantity of essential amino acids which can be found in Moringa.
This energy booster burns fat off and maintains weight. Vitamins B 1, 2 and 3 converts food into energy rather than storing them as fat. The betasitosterol which blocks cholesterol formation is present in this highly nutritious product. When eating the leaves, the stomach stays full for longer thus less calories intake. It also helps in proper food digestion and regulates blood glucose levels.
How to take Moringa Supplements
The supplements can be found in capsules or pills, powder and tea bags that are not synthetic. Moringa has no negative side effects and it can easily be added into one’s daily routine. The capsules are crushed leaves or seeds that can be taken twice every day. They have high concentrated amounts of Moringa. The pills ensure that one gets to take all the nutrients unlike when cooking it as heating destroys and reduces nutritional value.
Start your day with a cup of Moringa tea and you are guaranteed of an energetic day as it increases energy. The tea detoxifies and it has no caffeine. For the women, during that time of the month when they have their menses the tea helps with the cramps or pain. Rarely can you forget to take a liquid in the morning thus it easily suits your daily routine. The tea bags can also be recycled by using the remains in already cooked food. The powdered product can be used in soups, sauces and also drinking water. If you do not like the taste, honey or lemon can be used to suppress the taste.
The healthy benefits cannot be exhausted, it promotes wound healing and keeps the pathogens away thus enhances the function of immune system. It relieves anxiety and depression and curbs insomnia and promotes mental clarity. It combats diabetes and high blood pressure. For the beauty lovers, it softens skin making it acne free. It promotes normal hormones levels. This Miracle tree gives you a lot just in one intake.