The new superfood
Forget quinoa, Chia seeds and mulberries. Moringa is the new super food! Moringa comes from the moringa tree from India, at the foot of the Himalayas. This tree is regarded as one of the most useful trees in the world. All parts of the tree can be used as food or medicine. Therefore, it is also called the miracle tree or the medicine cabinet of mother nature!
For example the leaves and pods of the tree are used for food products, because they contain lots of good vitamins and minerals. Vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium. Vitamins and minerals that we all benefit from!
NGO Trees for Life from America has listed all the benefits of moringa. And guess what? Moringa leafs contain seven times as much vitamin C as oranges, four times as much vitamin A as roots, four times as much calcium as milk, three times as much potassium as bananas and twice as much protein as yoghurt. Wow! But what does this mean for us?
- makes you feel healthy and energetic;
- increases endurance;
- increases the resistance;
- contributes to a good cholesterol level;
- helps digestion;
- lowers blood sugar;
- stimulates the immune system;
- helps in a good night’s sleep;
- regulates the endocrine system.
And that is only the start…
Powders and creams
You can buy powdered moringa; which seems to be nice in smoothies, shakes and juices! And there is also moringa tea, there are moringa capsules and tablets. In my search for more information about moringa, I found out that the Bodyshop sells products with moringa as main ingredient. A body scrub, hand cream, showergel, oil, body lotion … Made from the moringa flower, hence the light-sweet smell.
In the meantime, I am very curious about the new super food moringa and I’m going to try the products as soon as I can!