Moringa is a plant that is packed with nutrients. The crushed leaves of the Moringa plant are turned into powder, which we can then have mixed with water, tea, juice or a smoothie.

Moringa oleifera is also known as the horseradish tree, Ben tree or drumstick tree. It hails from India, Pakistan and Nepal.

It has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries, mainly to build immunity and prevent diseases. Now, Moringa is gaining popularity as a ‘superfood’ because it is power packed with vitamins, iron and a lot more.

There’s nothing that this power-packed plant can’t do. There’s really no reason not to try Moringa out, since it is an all natural supplement. Here are some benefits of having Moringa everyday:

It is very Nutritious

Moringa is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. It contains Proteins, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Iron, Riboflavin, Vitamin A and Magnesium. A lot of people lack essential vitamins and minerals in their diet, so this is a great dietary supplement to keep yourself healthy.

It is rich in Antioxidants

Antioxidants act against free radicals in our bodies, and fight diseases. Free radicals in high levels can cause stress, and diseases such as diabetes. Taking Moringa everyday will increase the blood antioxidant levels and will help your body fight diseases easily.

It can help lower Blood sugar

Moringa leaf powder can help reduce glucose levels in the blood. If you take this supplement regularly, it helps regulate blood sugar since it contains Chlorogenic acid. Chlorogenic acid is found mostly in coffee and it moderates sugar levels after meals.

Moringa leaf powder // Pic credits: Desde Rubio

It reduces Tiredness and Fatigue

Moringa is rich in Iron, Magnesium and Vitamin A – all the nutrients required to get rid of tiredness and fatigue. The rich iron content can also help people who are suffering from anaemia and are looking for a natural way to replenish iron in their blood.

It gives you Radiant Skin

The Vitamin A in Moringa is essential for healthy and radiant skin. In fact, since Moringa has a high amount of antioxidants, that help is protecting, repairing and preventing cell damage, in turn giving you beautiful and healthy looking skin. Vitamin E in Moringa can fight stress and help fight signs of ageing.

It is an Immunity Booster

Moringa has immune boosting powers. It helps maintain a healthy immune system and it is also a cancer-fighting agent.

It reduces Stress and Anxiety 

Moringa contains magnesium which is essential for a good psychological function, and the functioning of the nervous system. Moringa contains a good chunk of magnesium that can help you fight stress, anxiety and depression on a daily basis, and keep you more calm and happy.

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