Can Moringa Provide All our RDA of Vitamins?
The Moringa Oleifera tree has been around for thousands of years. The tree produces a delicious pod that is commonly used in South Asian cooking. However, apart from its culinary uses, almost every Asian culture has used Moringa as a plant-based vitamin and protein supplement. The leaves of the ancient tree were supposed to contain a huge amount of essential vitamins, minerals, proteins, and essential compounds that could ward off malnutrition and ensure better overall health.
Is This True?
Yes, several studies have proved that Moringa contains a huge reservoir of vitamins, minerals and proteins. Ounce for ounce, Moringa contained almost double the amount of vitamins, minerals, and proteins found in any vegetables. In several cultures, the plant is used to treat malnutrition and to boost overall protein intake. Leaves, shoots, and pods of the tree are consumed fresh or dry and they are incredibly effective in warding off malnutrition.
Moringa does this by regulating the body’s different internal mechanisms.
According to studies, the plant contains antioxidant compounds such as ascorbic acid, glucosinolates and isothiocyanates , flavonoids, phenolics and carotenoids, and many more vital amines that can boost health and prevent chronic health conditions.
Vital compounds in Moringa stimulated the absorption of insulin by body cells and created a balance between circulating insulin and tissue responsiveness. These bioactive phytochemicals like glucosinolates, flavonoids, and phenolic acids also seemed to regulate blood cholesterol levels. They boosted healthy cholesterol levels in the body and ensured cardiovascular health.
Where Do I Find a Good Source of Moringa?
Dry powdered Moringa is readily available in the form of supplements. You can consume the powder by adding it to casseroles, soups, and bread. Powdered Moringa is also available in the form of a capsule and four capsules are enough to provide your daily boost of vitamins and minerals. Apart from the capsules, Senyia also provides Moringa tea, Moringa powder and Moringa oil that can be used together to improve your absorption of Moringa.