Let’s Talk About It: Moringa

Moringa, What is it?

Moringa Oleifera is a plant that has some truly great properties.  Used for thousands of years for its rich bioactive plant compounds and antioxidants, moringa is a great addition for just about anybody looking to improve their health.

What Can it Do For You?

Moringa is a great source of protein, vitamin C, riboflavin, beta-carotene, and magnesium. With a high level of antioxidants, moringa can help (in conjunction with lifestyle choices) in the prevention of issues such as diabetes and heart disease. One of the most prominent antioxidants found in this plant is quercetin.

Quercetin is thought to help lower blood pressure. Another antioxidant is chlorogenic acid which is also found in coffee and thought to help lower blood sugar. With high levels of vitamins C, B2, and A, it may also help build immune systems, eyesight, and energy. Magnesium is known to help with muscles, and hair growth. Moringa has been studied more than most of the herbs we discuss. In one of those studies, it was found that moringa may be helpful for women who are going through menopause. Additionally, in personal accounts, those who have tried moringa and some who swear by it have told us that they experience an increase in energy, overall health and well-being, hair growth, and even better sleep.

 

How is it Consumed?
Moringa can be consumed in several ways. The most popular method is capsules ingested orally. It can also be mixed with food, in smoothies, or just taken with water. Moringa has a mild and pleasant flavor, which may make taking it easier than with some other herbs. This may be helpful to those with sensitive palates.

Why is This Important?

With all of the worry, and stress going on in our world right now, I thought this would be an appropriate herb to discuss. Due to the vitamin C content and other vitamins and antioxidants, it could be a useful tool for building your immune system and improving overall health. Now, more than ever, is a great time to focus on these critical aspects of health.

Coupon Time!

This newsletter’s coupon will be written below this paragraph. A lot of people seem to have overlooked the exclamation point in previous codes. I thought about just leaving the exclamation point out, and I also considered making the code all exclamation points. I landed on a code that is something we are all trying to do during this time of our lives and that maybe moringa can assist us with.  All of us at Austin Organic Village wish all of you a happy and healthy future. Now, for the coupon code:

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