Did you know that there is a food that has the power to help us fight some of the most common ailments we face? A food that helps you lower blood sugar, lower inflammation, and is chock-full of nutrients and antioxidants? It’s the hottest new superfood, moringa!
The people in Northern India, where there is an abundance of moringa, already know how powerful this ancient herb is. Moringa has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine for a wide variety of purposes. It’s those of us in the western world who are new to its wonders. Moringa is nicknamed “The Wonder Tree” because it grows in every tropical country where malnutrition is prevalent and may play an important role in lowering malnutrition rates in these areas. It’s a small, fast-growing tree that’s entirely edible, and the leaves are the most nutritious part. They’re turned into a vibrant green power or infused with tea to impart its glorious goodness into our diet. So, here are some of the top health benefits of moringa!
Packed with vitamins and nutrients
Moringa is high in the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, as well as it’s high in calcium and potassium. It also comes with a hefty dose of phytonutrients, including quercetin. This phytonutrient is a natural antihistamine and can lower blood pressure too.
Helps your body fight inflammation
Moringa is an extraordinary superfood when it comes to inflammation. Inflammation isn’t always a problem. Your body needs a boost of inflammation anytime you have an injury that needs healing, or a cold or flu that needs to be banished from our body. The problem with inflammation is what happens when your body struggles to clean it up after the injury is healed. This is known as chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation can put you at risk for many chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer, and research is finding that Moringa is a great inflammation helper. It’s in the abundance of antioxidants, found in moringa that can help fight chronic inflammation. It’s been used for a very long time as a traditional remedy for its anti-inflammatory prowess.
Reduces blood sugar
Moringa has been shown to effectively lower diabetes symptoms, like elevated blood glucose and lipid levels. Its antioxidant power has an extra benefit by reducing the oxidative stress on the body when your blood sugar is high. Thus, incorporating moringa into your diet can be a great way of keeping your blood sugar levels under control. The perfect balance for those of us with a sweeth tooth!
Keeps your brain going
Once again, it’s those super important antioxidant vitamins C & E found in moringa, which supports our brain health especially as we age. Research is finding it may help with our memory and may even reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Keeps your liver healthy and happy
Our liver is a very hard worker in our body and sometimes it needs a bit of help too. Moringa has been seen to reduce liver damage, and moringa can even lower liver enzyme levels. Moringa has become an extremely popular product, especially during the holiday season, when alcohol intakes generally increase. Thus, incorporating moringa into your diet can help your liver in the long run.
It’s easy to enjoy these benefits of moringa. You can either choose to consume moringa powder, which has a very mild taste and is a great smoothie booster! However, one of the most popular ways to consume moringa is through a tea or herbal infusion. Rich in vitamins, minerals and other soothing nutrients, Tipson’s Moringa Tea is a nourishing and healing elixir you can enjoy at any time of the day!