In a recent blog post we introduced you to moringa oil, not to be confused with coconut oil, that has many, if not more, benefits to your overall health. Today, we want to put moringa POWDER in the spotlight. Also derived from the Moringa tree, this powder just might be the new superfood you need to add to your diet. Moringa powder is said to contain all 9 essential amino acids, 27 different vitamins, and 46 antioxidants. Adding just one tablespoon to your smoothie provides your body with the equivalent of a full serving of vegetables (or a multivitamin!). Studies have shown that Moringa leaves have twice the amount of protein as yogurt, four times more calcium than milk, and seven times more vitamin C than an orange.
Moringa powder can be consumed in a capsule, mixed in a smoothie, or even enjoyed as a tea. Tea drinkers say it has an earthy taste with a hint of spice. However, moringa tea is also available in fruit flavors such as lemon and pomegranate. Here is a great tutorial on how to make Moringa tea using Moringa powder. Also, check out this great site for 1001 ways to eat and cook with moringa. With so many options, everyone can find a way to add Moringa to their diet for some major wellness perks!
Like moringa oil, moringa powder has been proven over the years to have many great medicinal benefits - more than 300! - such as the following:
Increases stamina / energy
Balances blood sugar levels
Improves memory and provides mental clarity
Contains possible anti-diabetic properties
Relaxes the mind and treats insomnia
Improves hair growth
Like moringa oil, boosts immune system
Talk about a super POWDER! ;)