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Moringa is the new superfood | Here’s why

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Chanshimla Varah | Updated on: 01 Sep 2018, 02:37:39 PM
Moringa is the new superfood | Here’s why (Photo:Twitter)

New Delhi:

Moringa or the Miracle Tree is the newest addition to superfoods as per the wellness culture. According to recent studies, Moringa leaves “contain more Vitamin A than carrots, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, more Vitamin C than oranges, and more potassium than bananas.” This versatile plant has also proven to be equally important as a food, especially in parts of the world where food is scare. It grows easily and is drought-resistant and sometimes referred to as the “drumstick tree.”

This new superfood comes with many health benefits.

  1. Recent study shows that the bark, sap, roots, leaves, seeds, and flowers of the moringa tree can be used to treat a variety of ailments including: stomach disorders, edema, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, epilepsy, thyroid disorder, anemia , bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections.
  2. The leaves when eaten have also been linked to having positive effects on parts of the body such as-liver function, skin and hair, bone health. It also increases immunity, cardiovascular health, kidney function, eye health, and prevent cancer.
  3. The protein content in the moringa leaves also proves to be a miracle worker. In fact, moringa leaves are so rich in protein, it surpasses even that of milk or eggs.
  4. The superfood, moringa oil is also expected to be used in many beauty products which sure is not going to be a disappointment.
  5. The fruit of this miracle tree also known as drumsticks are also a relishing vegetable. In fact, a lot of countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan have been eating it for generations. 

It is a wonder that this superfood has just been recently discovered. But whichever the case, moringa for the wellness culture is here to stay.

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First Published : 01 Sep 2018, 02:02:04 PM