Moringa plant is a wonderful solution to a common problem created by the convenience of pre-packaged foods and eating-on-the-go mentality. The problem: People are just not eating enough vegetables and fruits. The solution: a spoonful of moringa can supplement your diet with nutrients equal to a whole extra serving of vegetables.
Sadly, considering the abundance of food available, the typical Western diet does not provide sufficient nutrients for one to stay healthy. As a result, the Western population seems plagued by chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer.
Unless you’ve become very conscientious about your diet, you are probably not getting enough fruits and vegetables. The rule of thumb is that for every meal, about half your plate should be filled with produce. Yet, for many people, this is rarely the case. Here’s what the USDA estimates:
According to the dietary guidelines, an adult consuming 2,000 calories per day should be eating 2 1/2 cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruit per day. This is quite a leap from the typical American diet, which includes a mere cup and a half of veggies and one cup of fruit per day, according to the USDA. (source)
Our study demonstrates that methanolic extract of [Moringa] peregrina leaves possesses substantial antioxidant activities. The antioxidant potential of M. peregrina leaves extract may be attributed to its phenolic content as well as the presence of the flavonoids, rutin, which identified in this work. Thus, the free radical scavenging ability of M. peregrina could provide health benefits to humans by protection against oxidative stress.
Another study, published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, claims:
Data suggest that moringa isothiocyanates are the main anti-obesity and anti-diabetic bioactive components of moringa concentrate and that they exert their effects by inhibiting rate-limiting steps in liver gluconeogenesis resulting in a direct or indirect increase in insulin signaling and sensitivity. These conclusions suggest that moringa concentrate may be an effective dietary food for the prevention and treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Consequently, modern research confirms that Moringa is a miracle plant. It has the potential to:
Positively impact people with high blood sugar
Dramatically lower the risk of breast and colorectal cancer
Prevent weight gain and insulin resistance
Reduce the risk for various diseases
If you want to try moringa, start with a high-quality superfood supplement such as Kuli Kuli’s Pure Moringa Vegetable Powder. You can also buy moringa already in capsules, such as Organic Moringa Oleifera Capsules by Terra Isla.
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