Tuesday 24 February 2015

Moringa: A superfood packed with nutrients that you must try

Moringa Leaf

Did you know that if all the people around the world ate the leaves of this plant, we would not suffer from anemia? I mean Moringa, also known as the miracle tree, a small plant native to India widely used in the rest of Asia and Africa too. Each of the parts of this plant has a unique benefit that makes it essential for good health. This tree can survive even the harshest climates. Some people call it the "tree of life" and when you discover all its benefits, will agree with this nickname.

1. Has countless nutrients.
Studies have shown that just one ounce of this plant contains more vitamin A than carrots, more iron than spinach, more calcium than milk, more potassium than bananas and more vitamin C than oranges. Also contains vitamin B. It is also said to be an excellent source of essential amino acids. Regarding minerals containing calcium, potassium, sulfur, iron, selenium, magnesium, zinc, copper phosphide. Furthermore, it is rich in choline and essential fatty acids. This tree is rich in minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and enzymes, call it a it is simply an understatement food. Moringa is a true superfood.

2. It is antibacterial and antifungal.
 The extract from the leaves and seeds of the tree contain a compound that prevents the growth and proliferation of microorganisms such as E. coli, Enterobacter aerogenes and Staphylococcus aureus. Additionally, the seeds can be used to purify water.

3. Delays aging
. Moringa contains over 36 antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Zeatin also contains a cytokinin that slows the aging process. It is also a powerful antioxidant that suppresses the growth of cancer cells. Moringa contains high amounts of lutein which prevents has macular degeneration and caffeoylquinic acid which is a choleretic and diuretic. It also protects the liver from hepatitis and other diseases.

Some of the other antioxidants in the leaves include rutin, quercetin, xanthines, alpha carotene and kaempferol.

4. Protect the heart. Studies and research have shown that Moringa is very effective in reducing blood pressure and cholesterol. Its reducing effect on blood pressure can be attributed to compounds such as nitrite and glycosides. Even contain a bioactive compound, known as B-sitosterol which maintains cholesterol balance. Beta-sitosterol also prevents prostate enlargement, and contains several anti-inflammatory properties. Reduce LDL and triglycerides.

5. Take care of your liver.
 Moringa leaves contain a compound called quercetin which has been shown reverses liver damage induced by high consumption of foods rich in fat and high protein. Moringa also eliminates the accumulation of fat in the liver and prevent insulin resistance. Containing chlorophyll, detoxifies our body and supports the optimal functioning of our liver.

How do you eat?

The can be eaten raw or you can cook. You can even make tea with leaves. Dried Moringa leaves can be crushed and stored as a spice for years without risking the loss of nutrients. Young green beans of the tree, can be prepared as asparagus, but the most mature pods are harder and must be cooked, and then the inner fiber is extracted. It is recommended to eat raw leaves to get the most nutrients.

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And you, have you ever tried moringa?

About the author
Ingrid is a holistic health coach, personal trainer, motivator fitness, and wellness author. After finding the key to losing 50 pounds in 90 days, she wants to share how she did it With Her free course 9 Simple Secrets I Used to Melt Away 50 Pounds.

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