The Moringa tree is used as a health and medicinal plant that contains more than 92 nutrients and 46 types of antioxidants. These wonderful trees have been around for centuries.
What if I told you that you could get most of all of your nutritional needs from a tree? Yet, you may be thinking to yourself, why would I need to get all or nearly all of my nutritional needs from a tree when I get what I need to nourish my body from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and protein. It is true that you can get adequate nourishment from a variety of wholesome foods, but due to the denaturing of foods today, the fruit and vegetables and grains grown fifty years ago were cultivated in much richer soil, and they were packed with much more vitamins and mineral. There have been many studies that suggested the associations of the denaturing of the foods to the increasing rise of chronic diseases, high pressure, and diabetes. However, there is a tree with highly nutritious leaves that is a superfood, and it grows fast and is drought resistant, called the Moringa tree. This tree is the powerhouse of superfoods, because it provides your body with essential nutrients.
The remarkable benefits of Moringa is that it grows in subtropical areas, where these areas may have a prevalence of malnutrition.
Moringa Oleifera is called the “Miracle Tree”, Tree of Life, and “Neverday,” and it has many other names in languages around the world. The Moringa tree is used as a health and medicinal plant that contains more than 92 nutrients and 46 types of antioxidants. These wonderful trees have been around for centuries. It is used in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Caribbean, North America, and Oceania for prevention and healing. Moringa is believed to cure an estimated three hundred diseases, and have nearly all the vitamins found in fruits and vegetables. The remarkable benefits of Moringa is that it grows in subtropical areas, where these areas may have a prevalence of malnutrition. The Moringa Tree can combat malnutrition swiftly, because it provides the essential nutrition for growth and development. Perhaps this tree can be one of the solutions to combating malnutrition throughout the world.
In environments where dry season and drought occurs, the tree produces leaves that provide an excellent source of green vegetables when food becomes scarce. Suffice it to say, Moringa is the powerhouse of superfoods, because it contains, gram for gram of fresh leaves, two times more protein than yogurt, four times more calcium than milk, three times potassium more than bananas, four times vitamin A than carrots, and seven times the vitamin C of oranges. It is loaded with antioxidants, contains anti-inflammatory properties, and has all the essential amino acids.
• 46 Antioxidants
• 36 Anti-Inflammatories
• 18 Amino Acids, 9 Essential Amino Acids
• Nourishes the Immune System
• Promotes Healthy Circulation
• Supports Normal Glucose Levels
• Natural Anti-Aging Benefits
• Provides Anti-Inflammatory Support
• Promotes Healthy Digestion
• Promotes Heightened Mental Clarity
• Boosts Energy without Caffeine
• Encourages Balanced Metabolism
• Promotes Softer Skin
• Provides Relief from Acne
• Supports Normal Hormone Levels
The Vitamin component of Moringa Leaves:
Moringa has Vitamin A (Beta Carotene), Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B6 Pyrodixine), Vitamin B7 (Biotin), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol), Vitamin E (Tocopherol) and Vitamin K.
Moringa is considered a complete food, as it contains all of the nine essential Amino Acids required for a healthy body.
This article is featured in Afiya Magazine.