Moringa oleifera has been around for thousands of years, and people have used it ever since the time it was first discovered. It is packed with antioxidants and bioactive compounds. Believe it or not, this is just a tiny bit of its true power.
We give you top 6 health benefits of Moringa oleifera supported by science:
High nutritional value
The small tree is native to North India. It has several names, but drumstick tree, horseradish tree, and ben oil tree are the most common.
Every bit of the tree is edible, and you can use its parts to prepare your homemade herbal remedies. People in India and Africa prefer the leaves and the pods.
Moringa leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals. A cup of fresh leaves (21g) provides:
Protein: 2 grams.
Vitamin B6: 19% of the RDA.
Vitamin C: 12% of the RDA.
Iron: 11% of the RDA.
Riboflavin (B2): 11% of the RDA.
Vitamin A (from beta-carotene): 9% of the RDA.
Magnesium: 8% of the RDA.
We can find dried Moringa leaves in healthy food stores. The dietary supplements are available in both powder and capsule form.
Moringa pods contain lower concentrations of vitamins and minerals. But, the pods contain healthy amount of vitamin C. a cup of fresh pods (100g) contains 157% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.
Modern diet is often deficient in vitamins, minerals and protein which is why Moringa can be referred to as an excellent source of essential nutrients.
The only bad thing is that the anti-nutrients in Moringa affect the absorption of minerals and protein.
If you consider taking supplements, keep in mind that capsules don’t contain the same amount of nutrients.
Add more balanced, real food to your menu. That’s the key to a healthy life.
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