Known by many names, Moringa is a type of tree endemic to the foothills of the Himalaya. This unique tree is renowned in India and tropical climates throughout Asia for it’s dense nutrient loads. Moringa leaves contain 90 different types of nutrients, including four times more calcium than milk, four times more potassium than bananas, four times more vitamin A than carrots, 50 times more vitamin B3 than peanuts, 36 times more magnesium than eggs, and 25 times more iron than spinach. It also includes high amounts of additional nutrients such as dietary fiber, iodine, lutein, zinc, selenium, zeatin and beta-carotene.
These abundant nutrients help maintain healthy blood pressure, joint health, endurance, energy and healthy digestion. Moringa also nourishes the brain and eyes, promotes health in the circulatory system, liver and kidneys.
Antioxidants – Analysis has shown that the powdered leaves of the Moringa tree contain 46 typesof Antioxidants. Ones serving contains 22 percent of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of Vitamin C, and 272 percent RDI of Vitamin A.
Amino Acids – Leave from the Moringa tree contain 18 amino acids, eight of which are essential amino acids, making them a complete protein.
Calcium and Magnesium – One serving of Moringa leaves contains 125 percent RDI of calcium and 61 percent RDI of magnesium.
Regularly consuming moringa leaves has also been linked to lower blood pressure, improved digestion and mood, immune-boosting effects and, thanks to their high fiber levels and low fat and calorie levels, weight loss.
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