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5 health benefits of Moringa Powder

6th October 2016
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Moringa powder, our feature ingredient for this month, has some incredible benefits and qualities.

Did you know… each part of the moringa tree is edible from the leaves, seeds and the bark to the flowers, fruit, and roots. Moringa powder is made from the leaves of the plant and is caffeine-free, gluten-free and vegan friendly, making it a go-to choice to give our favourite recipes a nutritional boost.

Here are our top 5 health benefits of moringa powder:

1. Fatigue fighter

As little as 2-3 tablespoons of moringa powder can help your body beat fatigue due to its high concentration of iron, magnesium and vitamin A. This is especially great for those wanting to top up their iron levels from a plant-based source.

2. Natures chill-pill

The magnesium in moringa powder helps your nervous system stay regulated and ensures psychological functions are normalised. Stress, anxiety and irritability can all be overcome with a tablespoon or two of this mighty green powder.

3. Plant-based complete essential protein

Moringa leaves have a remarkably high amount of protein, and they contain all 9 essential amino acids making it a complete plant-based protein. Vegans and vegetarians can get their daily protein fix with moringa powder.

4. Happy gut, happy body

The calcium in moringa powder ensures your digestive enzymes are functioning properly, while the fibre in moringa powder keeps your bowel moving. It’s a win-win for your digestive system!

5. Awesome antioxidants

Moringa powder is rich in antioxidants, which helps your body fight against free radicals. Get your daily dose of moringa powder to increase your blood antioxidant levels.

Moringa powder is a nutritional powerhouse for a reason, and there are so many ways to incorporate it into your diet.  Fancy trying some Moringa Mint Bites or Moringa Pasta?  We’ve included these tasty moringa powder recipes in our October box to get you going.

We would love to see your creations too – don’t forget to tag @superfoodio with the hashtag #cookingwithsuperfoodio!

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