Moringa, a flower plant that comes from the tropical and subtropical parts of the worlds, originates from Moringaceae family that contains more than 10 species. It is rich in nutrients that are vital for our organism, including vitamins A, B3, B1, B6, and C and minerals such as magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, iron, and potassium.
If you drink moringa on a daily basis, it will provide you with the following health benefits:
Protects the liver
Being rich in epicatechin, catechins, and ferulic acid which are potent phytochemicals, moringa can protect your liver from damage. In addition, they repair the glutathione levels in the body and prevent radiation. It treats liver damage which is caused by pills, too.
Improves the function of the kidneys
Moringa contains extremely powerful diuretic and detoxifying characteristics which fight against infections and at the same time, improve the function of the kidneys. It eliminates the kidney stones due to its capacity to flush out the amount of calcium from the kidneys.
Prevents neurodegenerative diseases
The leaves of moringa change the levels of dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine within the brain and protect it from neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s.
Many studies proved that moringa reduce the level of glucose in the blood, while boosting the hemoglobin in the blood and the development of protein.
A great dietary supplement
Moringa leaves are 17 times richer in calcium then the milk, or 25 times richer in iron than the spinach. Moreover, they contain 10 times more beta-carotene content than the carrots.
Boosts hair growth
Thanks to its high content of vitamins E and A, and amino acids and zinc which are essential for keratin development, moringa is incredibly effective as a hair tonic. The majority of hair care products have Ben oil, which gives a smooth texture to the hair. This oil is extracted from moringa seeds. In addition, Ben oil boost the hair growth and improve the blood flow to the scalp.
Relieves digestive problems
Isothiocyanates, a compound found in the moring leaves, relieves digestive problems such as indigestion and constipation. This plant prevents the occurrence of Helicobacter Pylori, thanks to its antibacterial features.
Protects the heart
Moringa leaves contain cardio-defensive features thanks to their high content of antioxidants, that prevents cardiovascular problems and protects the heart from damages.
If you cannot tolerate the strong taste of the moringa extracts, mix it with some honey and lemon juice. If you want to boost the liver function, take a look at this amazing moringa detox recipe:
What you need:
- 2-4 leaves of kale or chard
- 1 banana
- 1 Tbsp. almond butter
- 1 date
- ½ – ¾ cups coconut water
- 1 Tbsp. cacao powder
- ½ tsp. moringa leaf
- 1 cup ice
1. Place all smoothie ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
2. Pour into a large cup, and sip with a smile!
Moringa is the most nutrient-dense plant in the world! Sorry Kale;) It contains over 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidants! It grows in the Himalayas and is used to fight weight-loss, constipation, arthritis, cancer, diabetes… the list goes on and on.