Moringa oleifera is a fruit that is rich in several vitamins and minerals. It seems every part of the plant is very useful and that includes the leaves and the pods.
It is believed that a single cup of moringa pods will give the following:
- 15% required daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin C
- 19% RDA of vitamin B6
- 9% RDA of vitamin A
- 11% RDA of vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
- 8% RDA of magnesium
- 11% RDA of iron
- 2 grams of protein
Here are the health benefits of moringa leaves:
- It Can Prevent Cancer
Moringa oleifera has potent antioxidants which help to combat free radicals that are known to cause premature ageing and also cancer. Moringa oleifera is rich in the following antioxidants – quercetin and chlorogenic acid, they have anticancer properties and curb tumor development.
- It Promotes Strong Bones
Your bone density can be improved when you consume moringa and this is because it is rich in calcium and iron. These minerals will strengthen your bones and prevent density loss.
- It Helps With Eye Problems
This plant is great for combating eye problems such as conjunctivitis. You should grind its leaves and use the paste derived directly on your eyes.
- It’s Great For Relieving Headaches
The root of moringa oleifera is known to help in relieving headaches.all you need to do is extract the juice from the root and consume it to get instant relief from headaches.
- Moringa Oleifera Will Lower Your Blood Sugar
This fruit is known to regulate your blood sugar level and this is great for sufferers of diabetes. It will also help to prevent your risk of stroke and heart disease.
Moringa leaves that have been ground into powder form and 7 grams of this powder consumed for a period of 12 weeks will reduce your blood sugar by as much as 13.5%.
- It’s An Anti-Ageing Fruit
Moringa oleifera is rich in vitamin A and this vitamin is known to slow down the ageing process as well as improving your eye sight and immune system.
- It Will Purify Your Blood
Both the leaves and the pods of moringa oleifera will help to purify your blood. This is good of you have skin allergies and problems like rashes and acne.
Source: Care For Healthy Life