Published October 2, 2018
Moringa may not be the first item in your grocery list. Heck, it might not even be included there but we’re here to tell you that it should. Do you know that Moringa Oleifera is considered a miracle tree? Anyone who has tried taking Moringa has experienced his or her own miracle.
Way back 150 BC, moringa has already been discovered for its amazing effects. For years, moringa’s seeds, roots, bark, gum and flowers have long since been used as Ayurvedic medicine while the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans applied moringa on their skin. The news of its benefits continued on until modern day, which is why even up to the present, moringa, in its various forms, is highly in demand.
For those who haven’t heard of moringa, here are some of its numerous benefits that we believe will convince you to try it out yourself.
Firstly, moringa is a great protein source. Everyone knows the importance of protein in our diets as it is one of the important building blocks of our tissues and it’s also a source of energy. When you consume 100 grams of morning, it will already give you 9.8 grams of protein and that’s around 17.5 percent of our recommended daily intake of protein. If you are vegetarian or a vegan, you can take advantage of moringa’s protein content since you can’t get protein from animals. It’s also helpful if you are trying to lose weight because you can get protein source from moringa rather than from red meat.
Secondly, moringa is high in vitamin C. Do you know that moringa will help boost your immune system? It is said that moringa is seven times richer in vitamin C compared to oranges and even if you take 10 grams of raw moringa powder, that 10 grams already contains a total of 1.6 mg of vitamin C. When you have a strong immunity, it does not make you vulnerable to illness like flu and colds. One scientist based in the University of Michigan said that vitamin C not only boosts our immune system; it also protects us from certain disease conditions such as stroke and cancer.
Thirdly, moringa is rich in calcium. If you’re not the type who likes to drink milk then moringa is definitely for you. It’s rich in calcium. in fact, it is four times richer in calcium compared to milk. Calcium is important because it keeps our teeth and bones strong.
If you have finally decided to give moringa a try, there are a few things you need to know before finalising your purchase at a Moringa sh
1. Check the credibility of the shop.
Moringa has gained so much popularity over the years and because it has become highly in demand, various shops are advertising their morina products. The first thing you should do is to check the credibility of the business before making your purchase. Do your research and read reviews and client feedback about that particular shop
2. Ask whether the leaves are fresh.
Moringa leaves are going to start losing its nutrients after six months since its harvest. Therefore, it is important to know whether the leaves are still fresh. Consume your moringa within six months since has been harvested if you want to maximise its benefits. You can ask their assistant how much time has passed sicne the leaves were harvested. They’ll usually tell you when or you can directly ask the owner himself or herself.
3. Check if it’s organic.
Not only is organic supplements eco-friendly, it’s also best if you consume moringa that has not been treated with chemicals. However, majority of moringa products are organic but it wouldn’t hurt to ask.
4. Ask if it is 100 percent pure Moringa Oleifera leaves.
Aside from asking the salesperson, you can also check the package because in most cases, they would mention it there. As much as possible, avoid products that contain additives and preservatives.
5. Check its packaging and how the moringa products are stored.
Moringa powder must be stored and kept away from sunlight, humidity, air and extreme temperature to preserve its efficacy. Ideally, when stored it must be vacuum packed and placed in a dry place away from direct sunlight.
It is important that you ask these very important questions so you can get the most out of your moringa products.