Green juices nowadays aren’t always packed with veggies, sometimes we only need to add a couple of fruits, water and some superfood powder. Today we are talking about Moringa, a superfood you can actually use many ways but it has become super famous because of green smoothies.
Moringa oleifera, also known as horseradish tree, ben tree, or drumstick tree, is a small tree from India, Pakistan, and Nepal that has been used for generations in Eastern countries to treat and prevent diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, anemia, arthritis, liver disease, and respiratory, skin, and digestive disorders.
Here are 5 health benefits of consuming Moringa:
1 NUTRIENT DENSE
Moringa is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It’s known to be high in vitamin A, C, and E; calcium, potassium and protein!
2 IT FIGHTS FREE RADICALS
Moringa contains antioxidants called flavonoids, polyphenols and ascorbic acid that will fight free radicals, molecules that cause oxidative stress, cell damage, and inflammation.
That means it prevents damage and degradation keeping your organs healthy and functioning at their best.
3 IT FIGHTS INFLAMMATION AND INFECTION
Sometimes inflammation can lead to chronic diseases like diabetes, respiratory problems, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, and obesity. Moringa reduces inflammation by suppressing inflammatory enzymes and proteins in the body.
Moringa has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, it has been effective against types of fungi that cause infections on skin and strains of bacteria responsible for blood and urinary tract infections and digestive problems.
PRO TIP: If you suffer from inflamed skin, try a homemade Moringa face mask, mix a bit or water with some mooring powder until you create a paste and spread it all over your face, wait for it do dry and rinse!
4 HELPS REDUCE SOME DIABETES SYMPTOMS
Moringa has been effective at reducing lipid and glucose levels and regulating oxidative stress in diabetic patients. This means it lowers blood sugar levels and cholesterol.
5 IT PROTECTS THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM AND BRAIN HEALTH
Like we said earlier moringa controls lipid levels in the blood, as well as prevents plaque formation in the arteries and reduces cholesterol levels.
Its high content of vitamins E and C, as well as its antioxidant and neuro-enhancer activities, help fighting oxidation that leads to neuron degeneration, improving brain function.
Hope these facts help you want to try moringa if you haven’t yet!