What You Need to Know About this Incredible Superfood!
What Is Moringa?
It’s a plant that has more vitamins, minerals, proteins, anti-oxidants and amino-acids than any other food in the world.
Moringa was at the top of the list of InStyle’s “Four New Superfoods to Discover in 2015.” Why?
Known for its high concentration of calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. It also contains 18 amino acids and is high in vitamin C. A 2009 study showed that moringa’s levels of antioxidants were comparable to pharmaceutical-grade antioxidant supplements…good for digestion, blood sugar regulation, liver protection.
The article points out how celebrities Lily Cole and Livia Firth (eco-fashion entrepreneur and wife of Colin Firth) are major fans of moringa!
FoxNews is also talking about moringa! Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter who researches natural remedies all over the world. He recently wrote an article on the healing benefits of Moringa for FoxNews. Chris states:
Virtually all parts of the plant are used to treat inflammation, infectious disorders, and various problems of the cardiovascular and digestive organs, while improving liver function and enhancing milk flow in nursing mothers…Moringa is rich in a variety of health-enhancing compounds…the leaves seem to be getting the most market attention, notably for their use in reducing high blood pressure, eliminating water weight, and lowering cholesterol.
From a global perspective, moringa becomes an even more important resource. Nigeria is using moringa to purify water. In a very recent story from All Africa, Dr Petra Nnamani of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) explains:
The efficient anti-bacterial activity of moringa is good in terms of addressing water borne diseases and drastically reduces heavy metals such as calcium, lead, manganese, iron and arsenic…moringa seed acts as antioxidant and circulatory stimulant, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, anti-tumor and ageing.
This extraordinary superfood is also providing a considerable economic benefit. Dr. Nnamani goes on to explain:
It is also expected to impact on the economy of the state as many more farmers and investors may scale-up production of moringa plant to maximise benefit.
Although the moringa tree has many different components (leaves, roots, pods, bark, seeds), dried moringa leaf powder contains the highest nutritional content. Just look at these incredible comparisons:
- 10x the Vitamin A of carrots
- 17x the Calcium of milk
- 15x the Potassium of bananas
- 25x the Iron of spinach
- 9x the Protein of yogurt
- 4x more Fiber than oats
- 1/2 the Vitamin C of oranges
Ken Marion, owner of Green Virgin Products wants to help spread the word in the U.S. about this amazing superfood. He actually started his company in response to losing his brother to cancer, AND his own bout with the disease.
What and where to purchase?
Moringa most frequently comes in powder, tea, capsules or oil. There are several online sellers providing these options, but not all moringa is created equal. Ken advises to do your homework, and keep in mind that the leaves of the Moringa plant are by far the most nutritional component of the plant. Avoid products that state “proprietary blend” as this can be a deceptive marketing practice. Read the fine print and know what you are buying.
In addition to researching the quality of the moringa product, Ken recommends consumers pay particular attention to how the moringa is packaged.
Just as an apple turns brown when cut and exposed to the air, moringa is very susceptible to oxidation. If not packaged properly most of the nutritional value will be destroyed before you even open the package…it is imperative that moringa must be packaged in oxygen free (not just air tight) packaging that also blocks 100% of light.
Ken also mentioned that “consuming moringa leaf powder gives you all day energy and mental clarity. It contains no caffeine, and unlike energy drinks that last 5 hours, there are no health hazards or jittery feeling, just a clear feeling of alertness you can’t get with energy drinks or coffee.”
Moringa also boosts the nutritional value of many recipes. And, it’s the ultimate ingredient in smoothies! Due to its amazing nutritional profile, moringa 100% deservedly belongs on the top of the best superfoods of 2015 list. Looks like it’s working for Lily Cole and Mrs. Firth!
About Green Virgin Products
Green Virgin Products is a family-owned business created in 2009 to fulfill a specific need in the marketplace. Ken Marion, founder, lost his brother to cancer, and is a cancer survivor himself. These experiences were the foundation of the Marion family’s vision—to provide high quality, non-toxic, eco-friendly products that actually work, and can save money compared to the toxic polluting products. Green Virgin Products is dedicated to selling only completely non-toxic and eco-friendly products. Based in Tampa, FL, Green Virgin Products are currently available online. For more information and special offers, go to www.greenvirginproducts.com.