Who hasn't heard of Moringa in recent years?
If an evaluation were made of the "Word to mouth", or effect of the spread of gossip, Moringa oleifera and its benefits would be the best object of study, since in a very short time benefits have been attributed to more than 300 diseases.
One of the reasons for this spread of the Moringa legend, which has led it to be called the "miracle tree" is its recent discovery in India, just in the 70s, and the nutritional studies that are still being carried out. doing and they have certainly yielded surprising results that place it on the Top List of Super Foods for its protein, vitamin and mineral content.
What makes it super
- 15 times more potassium than a banana
- 17 times more calcium than milk
- 10 times more vitamin A than carrot
- 2 times more protein than an egg
- 15 times more fiber than wheat flour
In studies that have proven the benefits of this plant, its influence on the way it affects the processing of sugar in the blood stands out, which results in the conversion of sugar into fat, and in the greater consumption of the body's own fat stores; in other words, it results in weight control and diabetes. That is, moringa leaves have hypocholesterolemic and hypoglycemic properties.
Due to its vitamin B content, it is a vital ally of the nervous system, since it helps in the manufacture of neurotransmitters, the regulation of neurological disorders such as insomnia, anxiety, etc.
However, it contains substances with anti-cancer properties that are still being studied to verify their fame; reason for which its curative capacity and antibiotic properties have been more widespread. Even more research is required to verify any side effects; Therefore, it is not recommended for pregnant and lactating women, as well as for young children.
It is very important that if you are going to include Moringa in your diet, you buy it from reliable sources, since both in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, there are street vendors that sell it in its natural state, and even sell similar stems and leaves. that are NOT Moringa.
Two of the main ways you can use it are in tea and in oil. However, it is also available in powder, which you can add in the preparation of your food.
As always, we recommend you visit your doctor if you have any questions and do not get carried away only by recommendations from friends or by fashion.