In this article we will be giving you insight into 10 benefits of using the miraculous plant known as Moringa (moringa oleifera).
1. Moringa is packed with vitamins and minerals
When it comes to healthy foods, as we know many of these healthy foods have a standout nutrient. Moringa leaves fall into the superfood category as one cup of chopped leaves can be considered a good source of iron, calcium, vitamin C (more than concentrated in Vitamin C than oranges), vitamin B6 and riboflavin not to mention contains potassium, vitamin A,vitamin E and magnesium.
Moringa can contribute to everything from better vision and immunity to bone health not to mention skin radiance.
2. Good source of plant based protein
When looking to introduce a plant based protein it is not always easy to find a convenient solution, that’s where Moringa comes in.
Moringa powders allow you to introduce a plant based protein with convenience in mind, simply adding to a soup or smoothie.
Fun fact, Moringa contains the necessary amino acids aiding in muscle repair, energy production and mood regulation.
3. It can help your sex life
Stress, enough said but, it can throw out hormone levels with some interesting effects such as spiking cortisol levels and decreasing dopamine levels to lower libido. Moringa has shown to lower cortisol levels but may also aid in increasing testosterone levels (known to be sex drive supporter).
4. It may improve hormone levels
Moringa has been linked to showing improvements when it comes to thyroid health, this helps control hormones related to energy, sleep and digestion.
5. It may help protect the liver
Our liver can be though of as our body’s detoxifier, filtering blood, detoxifying chemicals and metabolises fat – moringa may assist in those functions working better.
Firstly Moringa contains high concentrations polyphenols aiding to reverse oxidation in the liver, and preliminary research has also shown moringa consumption can reduce liver fibrosis and protect the liver against liver damage.
6. It can help fight free radicals
Free radicals – Created by things like pollution, fried food and sun exposure. They damage cells by eliminating electrons, causing oxidative stress, cell damage and premature ageing.
Antioxidants found in Moringa are known to extend longevity through its benefits and effectively aiding in relief from free radicals.
7. It may reduce inflammation
Moringa aids in combination inflammation by suppressing inflammatory enzymes and protein within the body. Thanks to this Moringa is known assist with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
8. It helps balance blood sugar levels
The Moringa leaf has been found to be effective in reducing lipid and glucose levels and regulating oxidative stress in lab studies.
9. It may improve digestion
The average Moringa leaf powder contains 30% fibre (majority being insoluble, necessary for digestion). Moringa is a natural antibiotic and antibacterial that may asst in fighting pathogens leading to digestive upset. The anti inflammatory properties have been known to assist with a variety of digestive disorders as well as improve gut bacteria.
10. It can support brain health
Containing vitamin C and E, known to help combat oxidative stress associated with Alzheimer’s. Moringa has also been known to increase the “happy hormones” through increasing dopamine and serotonin levels.