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Moringa-green gold?

Moringa may not be as trendy as other current lifestyle supplements but with all its great health benefits , it should be!

Moringa (Moringa Oleifera) is a plant that has been utilized as a natural remedy for years in Asian and African households. The leaves are harvested, dried and made into a powder that can be mixed into beverages or sprinkled over food and salads.

Moringa powder contains wonderful nutrients that assist with maintaining every day health and vitality:

  • Vitamin C

  • Iron

  • Zinc

  • Vitamin B and more!

Here are some of the ailments that this green wonder assists to remedy:

Bacterial infection/diseases

Moringa contains antibacterial properties that assist with fighting pathogens/bacteria that have entered the body. The infections noted include: eye infections, skin sores as well as certain bacterial diseases (salmonella, E Coli etc.) .

Heart health

The antioxidant compounds found in Moringa improve heart health and functioning by: reducing inflammation and plaque in the arteries, lowering bad cholesterol levels in the body, improving the heart’s pumping rate and lowering blood sugar levels. In assisting with these heart conditions the risk for other, more serious heart diseases is greatly reduced.

Diabetes

Moringa helps to lower blood sugar levels in the body by controlling the amount of glucose being released into the blood. Certain studies found that diabetics who were regularly taking a Moringa supplement experienced fewer ‘sugar spikes’ after meals. Balanced blood sugar levels help to reduce cravings as well as helping to regulate moods and energy levels.

Inflammation

Inflammation in the body comes in the form of joint pain, skin issues, ulcers and other chronic conditions . Moringa compounds help to inhibit the production and expression of inflammatory chemical reactions in the body. Moringa consumption also assists with regulating stress in the body, with stress being a key inflammation trigger.

Moringa is a great lifestyle supplement to accompany a balanced diet, regular exercise routine and sound sleep schedule. Remember that no supplement can replace a balanced , healthy lifestyle.

Be sure to consult your medical practitioner before making any lifestyle changes

Sources:

Wilson, D.R. 2017. What makes moringa good for you?. [Online]. [7 February 2020]. Available from: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319916.php

Pal et al.. 1995. ANTIMICROBIAL ACTION OF THE LEAF EXTRACT OF MORINGA OLEIFERA LAM. Ancient Science of Life. 14(3), pp. 197-199

Tesse et al.. 2016. Cardiac Protective Effects of Moringa Oleifera . American Journal of Hypertension. 29(7), pp. 873.

Arnarson, A. 2018. 6 Science-Based Health Benefits of Moringa oleifera. [Online]. [7 February 2020]. Available from: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-benefits-of-moringa-oleifera

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