A New Superfood: Moringa | Watsons PH

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Buzz about turmeric’s anti-inflammatory powers dominated 2017, but 2018 is all about moringa. Called the “world’s most useful tree” by scientists, moringa’s nutrition profile is now becoming super brag-worthy on the wellness scene. Read on to see know the benefits attributed to Moringa.

Nutrient Dense

Moringa is rich in vitamins A, C and E and minerals like calcium and potassium which are what our bodies need. However, 1 cup of fresh Moringa leaves provides only 10-20% of the RDA for these nutrients listed above, so a person would have to consume a lot to obtain “superfood” levels of these nutrients. Most Moringa supplements are dried, not fresh, which reduces the amount of certain nutrients and concentrates others.

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Mental Health

Moringa contains, so it can prevent Alzheimer’s disease. And the high content of Vitamins C & E can fight oxidation avoiding neuron degeneration and enhance brain function. Besides, moringa normalises serotonin and dopamine levels which can act as an anti-depressant.

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Weight Loss

Moringa’s anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties help reduce water retention considerably. In addition, the high fibre content reduces fat absorption in the gut. The reduction in insulin resistance may prevent excess fat accumulation in your body.

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Anti-inflammatory

The levels of antioxidants present in the moringa leaves may help reduce certain types of inflammation. As our bodies are naturally prone to inflammation. Moringa suppresses the inflammatory enzymes and proteins in the body. It is advisable to take moringa as a tea infusion. Do not cook the moringa leaves, brew them.

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