The battle of the greens has officially begun, and it looks like we have an obvious winner! Cafes, fruit stands, and health stores have all incorporated the special powdered green tea into everything from smoothies to Matcha lattes, but the new contender packs quite a punch when it comes to nutritional benefits.
Moringa Oleifera, also known as the “miracle tree”, is native to the East Asian sub-Himalayan region, dating all the way back to ancient times thousands of years ago. From cosmetic benefits to traditional, natural medicine, the leaves of this ancient tree have been used in over 200 forms of treatments. With a nutritional profile as overwhelmingly impressive as Moringa’s, with high contents of protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, potassium, calcium, iron, and so much more, it is easy to see why!
With an earthy, savory flavor that packs a mild pinch of spice, Moringa powder is perfect if you’re not a fan of satisfying your sweet tooth cravings first thing in the morning.
Start off with half a teaspoon of the powder mixed in with hot water, a squeeze of lemon, and a dash of honey to taste. Alternatively, you can find fruit-flavored ready Moringa tea bags at your local health stores, with flavors like blueberry, mint, raspberry and pomegranate.
You can also add Moringa powder to everything from your smoothies to your soup for an extra dash of nutritional boost! Start with half a teaspoon and work your way up once you get accustomed to the taste.
Now that you know where it comes from and how to drink it, here’s how it helps your body get stronger, better and healthier:
Organ inflammations are the main cause behind diseases like diabetes, arthritis and asthma. Moringa has the power to tone down the inflammatory enzymes in our bodies, which in turn leads to a lower level of inflammation in our cells.
The dried powder of the leaf has been proven effective at reducing the level of lipids and glucose in the body, as well as regulating the oxidative stress experienced by diabetic patients. This means that it is effective at lowering blood sugar levels, as well as protecting against any future cell damage.
High cholesterol is one of the main reasons behind cardiovascular diseases. Moringa leaf powder controls the blood lipid levels and effectively reduces cholesterol levels, which decreases the chances of heart disease or the harmful formation of plaque in the arteries.
The dried leaves of the Moringa tree have amazing blood-clotting benefits, which make would healing a lot faster by reducing the amount of time needed for your blood to begin clotting.
The antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that Moringa leaves have are great for keeping infections, fungi, and digestive problems at bay.
The liver is one of our most fragile organs, so protecting it from disease should be on everyone’s priority list. Luckily, Moringa tea is an easy and delicious way of doing just that, as it contains a high amount of polyphenols that protect the liver from damage caused by toxins or oxidation. Not only is drinking Moringa tea preventive, but it can also help cure imbalanced liver enzymes to help your body perform functions like blood detoxification, metabolism, and the processing of nutrients.
Moringa is one of the few ingredients that have been tested for treating Alzheimer’s disease to come out with positive primary results.That’s because it contains a high concentration of both Vitamins C and E, both of which help reduce neuron degeneration and improve the overall functionality of the brain. Moringa has also been proven to balance the brain’s levels of the neurotransmitters, which in turn can help reduce stress, depression, and anxiety.