Often referred to as the superfood of superfoods, Moringa’s praises are sung far and wide. Nutrient-dense and rich in vitamin A, potassium, calcium, iron, amino acids, and antioxidants, it certainly lives up to its reputation as being very close to what would be deemed the perfect food.
It has 10 times the vitamin A of carrots, 25 times the iron of spinach, and an incredible 15 times the potassium typically found in bananas. A natural antioxidant like no other, Moringa is considered a more powerful anti-ageing antioxidant by its very makeup than what are most individual antioxidants on their own. And since the leaves of the Moringa tree contain up to 40% protein, Moringa leaves are considered higher in protein than any other plant-based food, which of course makes it the perfect accompaniment (or even staple!) to any vegetarian or vegan diet.
It Lowers Blood Pressure
Any natural food known for bringing about a reduction in blood pressure is a winner in our books. Since Moringa is especially high in beta-sitosterol, it’s a highly effective regulator of blood cholesterol levels. And since the very same beta-sitosterol also has amazing anti-inflammatory properties, Moringa is the perfect go-to treatment for a world of ailments – including arthritis, rheumatism, edema, and pain in the joints.
It Helps Prevent Cancer
Moringa is especially helpful in the human body’s fight against prostate cancer, with beta-sitosterol again being the hero ingredient. Not only does Moringa help reduce the growth of prostate- as well as colon cancer sells, but it also helps treat an enlarged prostate. This means that Moringa not only helps slow the spread of cancerous cells, but even helps with the alleviation of secondary symptoms and discomfort.
It Regulates Blood Sugar Levels
Moringa’s strong anti-inflammatory properties also help regulate healthy blood sugar levels. This is because Moringa contains high levels of chlorogenic acid, which is a substance naturally used by the body to control its blood sugar levels.
Moringa leaf powder added to a regulator diet followed by obese people with type II diabetes has proven highly effective at reducing glucose levels and cholesterol in a perfectly natural way. But Moringa powder – the result of a simple process of drying and crushing the leaves of a Moringa plant or tree – has proved highly effective not only at regulating the blood sugar of those suffering from diabetes, but also at keeping away the occurrence of chronic disorders by way of a preventable measure.
Moringa Promotes Healthy Eyes
Moringa is packed with lutein, which is a carotenoid vitamin widely accepted as strongly promoting healthy eyes. Moringa has proved especially effective at preventing and even stopping the development of cataracts.
A study published in the “Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics” in 2010 clearly shows what the authors described as “remarkable activity” caused by Moringa’s ability to stop cataracts and prevent their ability of spreading from one eye to the other.
Another study credits Moringa with everything from the restoration of sufficient levels of glutathione and protein, to boosting the body’s ability to produce catalase.