Moringa -The Superfood
Laura     December 20, 2017

If Mother Nature had ever prescribed a multivitamin pill, it would be Moringa. Trusted by many for centuries past, Moringa Oleifera or ‘the miracle tree’ is amongst nature’s most generous giveaway to mankind. Found in most tropical regions, this small and fast-growing tree has served many with its nutritional, medical and dietary properties. Often hailed as the world’s most nutritional vegetables, the benefits Moringa has no match over many other nutrition-rich herbs.

Moringa has rightfully earned itself the title of a ‘The Superfood’. Do you know why? It embodies an amazing nutrient profile that has helped many gain health and better fitness all over the world. Moringa has attained the status of a ‘Superfood’ because it is enriched with about 90 essential, vitamins and minerals, 46 active antioxidants and 36 anti-inflammatory compounds and much more which do wonders to the human body. Despite being loaded with these vital elements, Moringa lives up to its ‘Superfood’ status by being easily digestible. Highly packed with 9 amino acids and phytonutrients, Moringa meets the nutritional requirements that many other natural Superfoods can’t meet. This Superfood contains seven times the amount of vitamin C found in the same number of oranges, four times the vitamin A found in carrots, four times the calcium that milk contains, three times the potassium found in bananas and almost twice the protein that is found in a serving of yogurt. It also packs generous amounts of vitamins B1, B2 and B3, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous and zinc. The leaves of the Moringa tree contain rich polyphenols which prove to be strong antioxidants very vital for the body.

Amongst the many things which are truly wonderful about Moringa is that each part of the tree does its part—every part of the tree is highly useful. The roots have been used as stimulant in many traditional medications over the decades. The seeds of the Moringa tree are real source of biodiesel and to purify water. The bark and other parts like pod, flowers and gum have served medicinal purposes since ages.

For a tree which gives so much, Moringa is not very demanding when it comes to its own growth and sustenance. This miracle tree can survive and grow even in poor soils. They also do not require much water for growth, hence being capable of thriving in arid conditions where many other nutrient-rich plants can’t survive. Moringa is also very fast growing tree. The leaves of the tree can be harvested just a few months after planting. The leaves also grow all around the year.

The miraculous Moringa has surprising benefits that has kept scientist and nutritionists in awe for years. The tree is scientifically proven to provide a promising treatment for over 300 ailments, including terminal heart diseases and cancer. Not only the tree has ability to put the malignant cancer cells to a speedy death, Moringa helps combat various heart conditions, boots the overall immune system, kill bacterial infections and suppresses tumor symptoms. After decades of research, scientists have concluded Moringa as an effective treatment for lung, breast, and skin cancer.

Inculcation of Moringa leaves in a daily diet has opened new vistas of health and hope in alleviating HIV symptoms, mesothelioma and other types of cancer in patients. The ‘tree of life’ is one of the many titles earned by Moringa because of its tireless effort in battling cancer symptoms including fatigue, weight loss, chronic cough and breathing problems.

The many benefits of Moringa, the real Superfood have only multiplied over the years as scientists dig more into what it is capable of. Moringa is one of the very few trees which have stayed true to its Superfood essence!

 

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