What is Moringa?
Moringa is the newest Superfood in town. It originates from the Himalayas in India, but could now be found growing around the world in most tropical and subtropical regions. It is also known as horseradish tree. This Superfood has been used for generations in Eastern countries to treat diabetes, anemia, liver diseases, digestive disorders and respiratory and skin issues. Moringa is not only popular in the Eastern Countries, it was also a very controversial plant in Cuba. In 2011, Fidel Castro had several trucks hand deliver samples of Moringa to the residents of Santa Fe, Baracao, Cangrejera and the adjoining neighborhoods. Along with the sample was a printed brochure indicating the properties and benefits of Moringa. According to the brochure, the plant had enough protein to sustain life. Most of the population refused to eat Moringa. they rebelled. They wanted a good steak or chicken instead and rebelled, and complained about the pods, seeds and leaves that were falling of the trees and dirtying their walkways, patios and plates. Unbeknownst to the citizens of Cuban, their leader was actually very well informed about this SuperFood.
What are the Benefits of Moringa?
Moringa is a Superfood with many benefits. Here are 6 Science based benefits:
- Nutrient Packed, the leaves are an excellent source of protein. 21 grams contain 2 grams of protein, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Magnesium.
- Moringa is rich in antioxidants.
- It may reduce inflammation, they have shown anti-inflammatory properties.
- Lowers Blood Sugar Levels.
- Can lower cholesterol Levels.
- Protects against Arsenic Toxicity
How can Moringa be Taken?
- Moringa leaves can be eaten fresh, cooked or Dried. Moringa leaves should be cooked for a short time, just a few minutes, or you may eat them raw.
- You may also use Moringa Powder, opt for Organic if available. It can be added to soups and stews, and should be added at the end of cooking or right before eating.
- Moringa seeds are also available, you may used them like green peas. Start light as they have the ability to clean toxins from your bloodstream, too many can cause an unpleasant result such as stomach pains, bloating, and gas.