Moringa Oleifera Is Rich in Antioxidants
Antioxidants are nature’s way of protecting the body and cells from damaging free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that are generated by sun exposure, stress and as part of the natural aging process. Free radicals damage cells, DNA and collagen.
Several antioxidant plant compounds have been found in the leaves of Moringa Oleifera.
In addition to vitamin C and beta-carotene, these include:
Quercetin: This powerful antioxidant may help lower blood pressure.
Chlorogenic acid: Also found in high amounts in coffee, chlorogenic acid may help moderate blood sugar levels after meals.
Antioxidants helps defend your cells from damage caused by free radicals.
Moringa has all the Essential Amino Acids your body cannot make
Moringa Oleifera has the 9 Essential Amino Acids that the body cannot make on its own; they must come from our diet. The 9 Essential amino Acids are histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.
The data presented in the table shows the results of Moringa Oleifera.
Essential amino acids of Moringa Oleifera. (ug/ml)
Moringa May Lower Blood Sugar Levels
Having too much sugar in the blood for long periods of time can cause serious health problems if it’s not treated. Hyperglycaemia can damage the vessels that supply blood to vital organs, which can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, vision problems, and nerve problems.
Interestingly, several studies have shown that Moringa Oleifera may help lower blood sugar levels.
One study in 30 women showed that taking 1.5 teaspoons (7 grams) of moringa leaf powder every day for three months reduced fasting blood sugar levels by 13.5%, on average.
Another small study in six people with diabetes found that adding 50 grams of moringa leaves to a meal reduced the rise in blood sugar by 21%.
Moringa Oleifera May Reduce Inflammation
Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response. Infections, wounds, and any damage to tissue would not be able to heal without an inflammatory response.
Sustained low levels of inflammation irritate your blood vessels. Inflammation may promote the growth of plaques, loosen plaque in your arteries and trigger blood clots — the primary cause of heart attacks and strokes.
Chronic inflammation can eventually cause several diseases and conditions, including some cancers and rheumatoid arthritis.
Most whole fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices have anti-inflammatory properties. However, the degree to which they can help depends on the types and amounts of anti-inflammatory compounds they contain.
Scientists believe that isothiocyanates are the main anti-inflammatory compounds in moringa leaves, pods and seeds.
Moringa Can Lower Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your blood. Your body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells, but high levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease. With high cholesterol, you can develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels.
Having high cholesterol has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease.