Attention plant lovers near and far, I have stumbled upon yet again a vitamin packed plant hailing from Asia and Africa that may boost your immune system and support healthy blood sugar levels: Moringa.
What really is moringa?
A plant, of course! An extremely nutrient dense plant that is packed with amino acids, antioxidants, and proteins to help sustain your glowing health. I stumbled upon my own package of Moringa compliments of Green Virgin Products and before them, had no idea what Moringa was. Because of my passion for nutrition and research, I dove right in to figure out what this plant was and how it affects our bodies. This is what I found:
– Acts as an anti-inflammatory: A study at the Institute of Bioagricultural Sciences, in Tapai found 44 antifungal compounds in this plant.
– Acts as your skins side kick: 1 tsp. of moringa from Green Virgin Products contains about 300 IU of Vitamin A. Vitamin A is used in a variety of beauty products and is known to improve the skins appearance by reducing wrinkles and signs of aging.
– Can improve cardiac health: This source discusses some studies that show a decrease in plasma lipids (which can cause cardiac disease if they are elevated).
– Increase alertness with B Vitamins: Life in Health lists all of the B vitamins found in Moringa along with a list of amino acids its other benefits.
How to Use Moringa
You can stir a tsp of Moringa powder in with your morning juice or smoothie, or you can search for a capsule form to take with your daily vitamin.
As always since it is Win it Wednesday on Balanced Babe, we are raffling off one package of Green Virgin Products 120 grams of Moringa powder to one special reader! Green Virgin Products sells non toxic soaps, cleaners, and other green products to help promote a healthy toxic-free household and lifestyle. They are on a mission to bring more awareness to the toxic chemicals that are found in our homes that we may not even be aware of, as well as the nutrient packed moringa for improved health.
The Moringa Giveaway will conclude next Thursday the 6th at 12:00 am, terms and conditions can be found in the raffle copter widget (must be 18 or older, live within the US, and cannot use a P.O box as their address). Good luck!
Disclaimer: Green Virgin Products provided me with a complimentary sample of Moringa. All thoughts and opinions are my own.