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Meet the Latest New Superfood, Moringa!

Moringa is full of amino acids, fiber, and vitamins. Could this be the superfood to top them all?

While most of us have already heard of the health benefits from eating kale, spinach, and matcha, many of us are unaware of the newest super green, moringa oleifera. Also known as the horseradish tree, it is native to India, Pakistan, and Nepal. And many are now viewing this as the best new superfood!

Technically this is nowhere close to “new” as many countries have been consuming moringa for centuries.

Moringa is a fast growing tree whose leaves can be eaten whole. Most often though, they are dried and ground to a fine powder. Fans of moringa have said it tastes similar to green tea and spirulina. Why are people so taken by moringa? It is full of vitamin C, calcium, potassium and amino acids. It also contains flavonoids and chlorogenic acid that can balance blood sugar. It contains over seven times the vitamin C found in oranges, four times the vitamin A found in carrots and four times the calcium found in cow’s milk! And because it is full of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, it boosts your energy even though it contains no caffeine!

Moringa is also known to contain isothiocyanates that can potentially boost human resistance to cancer. Basically, moringa seems to leave kale, matcha, and spinach in the dust!

In the US, many Americans are overfed, yet undernourished. Because we lead busy lives, we run through the fast food line and meals may consist of a hamburger, fries and a coke. We eat processed food on a daily basis without even taking it into consideration. And as a result, many Americans are overweight, diabetic and prone to heart disease, stroke, and cancers. Moringa can be used as a viable, nutrient packed food that is convenient to eat. As a result, this can benefit the diets of those lacking proper nutrition. Don’t think of Moringa as a trendy superfood that is here today and gone tomorrow. It is on the cusp of becoming an important resource in feeding the world today and in the future.

 

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