All you need to know about Moringa

Moringa or drumstick or Sahjan in hindi has been praised for it’s miracle health benefits for thousands of years. Moringa is very rich in a number of bio active plant compounds and nutrients. It is loaded with 46 different antioxidants and has a complete profile of amino acids. Moringa is also called as the miracle plant.

Facts about Moringa

  • It contains 46 powerful antioxidants
  • The taste is little pungent and slightly bitter
  • Moringa is warm in nature
  • Winters are the best time to consume moringa
  • It balances and controls kapha and vata
  • It may increase pitta in the body

Nutritional Facts (1 tsp)

  • Calories        :        9
  • Carbs           :        10
  • Protein         :        1 gram
  • Fat               :        0.1 gram

Nutritional Facts Moringa Leaves (1 cup cooked)       

  • Calories        :        25
  • Carbs           :        4 grams
  • Protein         :        2 grams
  • Fat               :        1 gram
  • Moringa is high in calcium, iron, Vitamin A, K and C
  • It is also high in Vitamin B
  • It contains good amount of magnesium, potassium, phosphrous and zinc

How good is Moringa ?

  • It has 4 times the vitamin A of carrots
  • 7 times the vitamin C of ornages
  • 4 times the calcium of milk
  • 3 times the potassium of banana
  • 3/4 times the iron of spinach
  • 2 times the protein of yogurt

Benefits of Moringa

  • Treats anemia in females
  • Good for bones and joints
  • Reduces respiratory problems
  • Prevents kidney stones
  • Controls stress, anxiety
  • Reduces swelling
  • Treats digestive disorders
  • Boosts energy and immunity
  • Is good for skin and hair
  • Increases sex drive
  • Has anti toxic properties
  • Controls diabetes
  • Helps maintain hormonal balance in the body
  • Is good for throid
  • Moringa is a natural fat burner

Care while consuming

  • People with sensitive stomach should be careful
  • People with low BP should consult a physician
  • May interfere with certain medicines
  • Avoid during periods
  • Don’t consume if you’re suffering from bleeding disorder
  • Pregnant women need toi be cautious
  • Start with small portions
  • If you notice any side effects, stop using and consult a doctor

How much to consume in  a day ?

  • Start with small portion
  • 1 tsp is ideal to start with
  • You can increase the quantity to upto 1 tbsp
  • 5 mg per kg body weight is generally safe to use
  • Start consuming it with food
  • Don’t start using it alone
  • Avoid consuming empty stomach in the beginning

Best time to consume

  • Add in your breakfast to enjoy nutrients
  • Post meal to boost metabolism
  • At night for better sleep
  • Empty stomach only once you’re used to it

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