NEW FLAVOR ALERT!
Lately, you have probably been hearing about this thing called "Moringa" and been wondering what in the world it is.
In the world of health and wellness, Moringa is the new IT supplement that has all the health nuts going bananas.
We have jumped on the bandwagon and fermented it into kombucha, and are in love with its flavor profile of tropical fruitiness without actually containing tropical fruit! Its quite amazing and we are in love. We are also in love with the long list of health benefits associated with this magical tree 🌳
The following text was adapted from Mind Body Green
Moringa oleifera, also known as horseradish tree, ben tree, or drumstick tree, is a small tree from India, Pakistan, and Nepal that has been used for generations in Eastern countries to treat and prevent diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, anemia, arthritis, liver disease, and respiratory, skin, and digestive disorders.
1. It's nutrient-packed.
Moringa is a rich source of vitamin A, C, and E; calcium; potassium; and protein.
2. It fights free radicals.
Moringa contains antioxidants called flavonoids, polyphenols, and ascorbic acid. Antioxidants fight free radicals, molecules that cause oxidative stress, cell damage, and inflammation.
3. It fights inflammation.
Moringa reduces inflammation by suppressing inflammatory enzymes and proteins in the body. Inflammation can lead to chronic diseases like diabetes, respiratory problems, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and obesity.
4. It helps reduce diabetes symptoms.
Moringa has been effective at reducing lipid and glucose levels and regulating oxidative stress in diabetic patients, which means it lowers blood sugar and cholesterol and improves protection against cell damage.
5. It protects the cardiovascular system.
Moringa has heart-healthy benefits, particularly in blood lipid control, the prevention of plaque formation in the arteries, and reduced cholesterol levels.
6. It supports brain health.
Its high content of vitamins E and C fight oxidation that leads to neuron degeneration, improving brain function. It’s also able to normalize the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline in the brain, which play a key role in memory, mood, organ function, responses to stimulus such as stress and pleasure, and mental health.
7. It protects the liver.
Moringa contains high concentrations of polyphenols in its leaves and flowers that protect the liver against oxidation, toxicity, and damage.
The liver is responsible for blood detoxification, bile production, fructose metabolism, fat metabolism, and nutrient processing, and it can only fulfill these functions with the aid of liver enzymes, so it's vital they stay at normal levels.
8. It contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.
Moringa has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that fight infections. It's been effective against types of fungi that cause infections on skin and strains of bacteria responsible for blood and urinary tract infections and digestive problems.
9. It enhances wound healing.
Moringa has blood-clotting properties that can reduce clotting time, which means it reduces the time it takes for scratches, cuts, or wounds to stop bleeding.