Are you keen on adaptogens? Well, you should definitely consider adding moringa to your mix! It is an energy booster –without actually being caffeine–, it has antiaging properties and is full of nutrients. Check all about this superfood!
Moringa is a tree that survives in most environments, humankind has been using it for 4000 years and it has been used to treat over 300 diseases. It resists dry weather, it requires little water and it grows fast. Its flower, resin, roots and leaves have been used for medical purposes all over the world.
What are its benefits?
It's vitamin dense
Moringa is high in protein, contains 18 amino acids and all the essential amino acids, it has more calcium than cow’s milk –four times more–, over 20 times more iron than spinach, 15 times more potassium than one banana, it has four times more vitamin A than carrots and more vitamin C than oranges –seven times more. This makes it great to prevent degeneration of neurons.
It helps ward off cancer
The combination of B vitamins, magnesium and antioxidants make it perfect to tr3eat serious illnesses. It also contains the amino acid tryptophan, which improves neurotransmitter function – tryptophan is the neurotransmitter that secretes serotonin, our “happiness” hormone. Kaempferol, present in moringa, has proved to inhibit pancreatic cancer cell growth and interrupting potential cancer cell migration.
Moringa is particularly high in Cytokinins –a substance plants use to repair and heal themselves–, this compound, when used by humans it delays the process of aging.
It supplies a lot of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to our cells. These antioxidant sources energize our cells as it oxygenates them.
How to consume it
Moringa comes as a powder that you can add in smoothies, juices, salad dressings, just about anything, as you can hardly taste it. It might be drunk as tea , it also comes as an oil and you can include in stews or curries.
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