WELLNESS--Every day there are more and more superfoods being touted as the fountain of youth. Moringa one of those ancient health secrets that is getting more and more attention, and for very good reason.
Moringa Oleifera, which is native to the Himalayas in Northwestern India, is often called “miracle tree” because of its high level of nutrition. In fact, it is said that 2 teaspoons of Moringa contain 8.5 x the Protein of yogurt, 15 x the Potassium of bananas, 10.5 x the Vitamin A of carrots, 12 x the Iron of spinach, and 16.5 x the Calcium of milk! It also includes important Amino Acids, Phytonutrients, Fiber, and Minerals making it quite possibly THE MOST powerful and nutrient dense food in nature.
Earthy flavored Moringa powder can be added to your daily smoothie or salad giving you an abundance of easily digestible plant-based nutrition. It can also be brewed as a tea and used in various soups and sauces.
As with all herbs, choose an organic, raw version whenever possible which ensures no harmful GMO’s, pesticides, or chemicals. Start slowly with a half teaspoon daily and work your way up.
One version that I enjoy is Organic Veda Moringa Leaf Powder.
*Always check with your health care provider before starting any new vitamin, herb, or supplement regimen.
(Jay Bradley is a Youthful Aging, Wellness & Lifestyle Coach Living in Los Angeles. www.JayBradleyLifestyle.com. He is the Author of LIVE LOOK FEEL, The 12-Week Guide to Live Longer, Look Younger & Feel Better!)