Moringa Oleifera, better known simply as Moringa, is native to India but has been used since ancient times by the Roman, Greek and Egyptian empires. The performing uses of this plant range from fertilizer to water filter, to more traditional uses that exploits its medicinal properties…
What’s the deal with the most common properties of this plant?
According to various studies, this is due to its polyphenol content. This means that these compounds have the ability to eliminate free radicals, which promote the oxidation of cells, accelerating the aging of the body.
Immune System Stimulation
Research has been conducted indicating that Moringa has immunostimulator properties. This is due to its content of certain phytonutrients (such as lutein, zeaxanthin and chlorophyll), which in addition to strengthening the immune system, promote the elimination of some toxins and the proliferation of red blood cells.
Blood Sugar Regulator
Moringa contains terpenoids, which stimulate insulin secretion and help regulate blood glucose levels, which is why antidiabetic properties have been attributed to this plant Source of micronutrients.
Different researches conclude that Moringa leaves are a great example of nutritional balance. Why? The dried leaves of this plant contain around 30% protein, in addition to Vitamin E, and minerals such as calcium, iron and potassium. One more reason to add Moringa to your diet!
Similarly, this plant contains fiber that stimulates the digestive tract, helps prevent constipation and improves the feeling of satiety, thus reducing the desire for snacks between meals.
Now that you know a little more about the properties of moringa, you may consider consulting your nutritionist for advice… now you can supplement your diet better. What’s your next healthy move?
Author: Nerissa Álvarez
Review: Betzabe Guido
Editor: Val Ll.
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