Many of the healthy foods you eat have a single standout nutrient. Think carrots and vitamin A, citrus and vitamin C, nuts and vitamin B6. Moringa leaves are a superfood because one cup of chopped leaves is considered a good source of iron, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and riboflavin and has notable amounts of potassium, vitamin A, vitamin E, and magnesium. It has been proven that the leaves are more concentrated in vitamin C than oranges. That means moringa can contribute to everything from better vision and immunity to bone health and skin radiance. Moringa is also a plant-based protein that can be consumed as a beverage or added to soups and cooked dishes.
Stress Moringa balances hormone levels such as spiking cortisol combatting stress and tension while decreasing dopamine to lower libido. In scientific studies, moringa has not only been show to bring down cortisol levels, but it may also naturally boost testosterone levels, a known sex drive supporter. Moringa assists Menopause decreasing markers of oxidative stress, promotes healthy blood glucose levels and increased hemoglobin levels, which means more balanced hormones. Moringa has also been linked to improved thyroid health, which controls hormones related to energy, sleep, and digestion.
Moringa protects the liver as the body's detoxifier. It filters the blood, detoxifies chemicals, and metabolizes fat. Moringa contains high concentrations of polyphenols to reverse oxidation in the liver, and preliminary research has shown Moringa consumption to reduce liver fibrosis and protect against liver damage. It also can help fight free radicals which are created by things like pollution, fried food, and sun exposure. Free radicals damage your cells by robbing them of an electron, causing oxidative stress, cell damage, and premature aging. The antidote to this damage will include antioxidants, like the flavonoids, polyphenols, and ascorbic acid found in Moringa. A diet rich in antioxidants has been shown to prevent premature wrinkles and possibly make you live longer.
Moringa reduces inflammation, especially if a person avoids the foods that is causing the inflammation in the first place. Moringa has been shown to significantly lower inflammation in cells. Moringa balances blood sugar. Spikes in insulin and blood sugar levels are known to cause mood swings and sugar cravings and even lead to the development of type 2 diabetes and obesity. The leaf powder has been effective at reducing lipid and glucose levels and regulating oxidative stress in lab studies. It improves digestion and promotes regular bowel movements removing constipation issues. DRINK WITH PLENTY WATER!!!!
Moringa leaf powder contains about 30% fiber, most of it insoluble, and contains a natural antibiotic and antibacterial that helps inhibit the growth of various pathogens that can cause digestive upset/issues/concerns. Moringa's anti-inflammatory properties have been shown to help with digestive disorders, like colitis and balance the guts bacteria. ALL DISEASE BEGINS IN THE MIND, THEN YOUR GUT.
Lastly, Moringa supports brain health. It is estimated that one in eight people over the age of 65 have Alzheimer's disease. Moringa leaf is high in vitamins C and E, which combat the oxidative stress associated with Alzheimer's. Moringa has also been linked to increased dopamine and serotonin, the ("happy hormones"), and with more research, it could possibly be used to help treat depression in the future.
Who shouldn't use moringa?
Moringa might be unsafe for pregnant women or nursing mothers to use due to the chemicals possibly found in the root, bark, or flowers of the plant; studies show consuming these parts of the moringa plant may cause the uterus to contract and promote premature labor.