Right before youre fed up with the Kale trend, Phyllis Glazer presents the next wonder drug – Moringa plant, which tops all super-foods (from Walla)
Have you noticed that in recent years we find more fruits and leaves with amazing features for healing and strengthening? Amazonian fruits like Hemky berries, noni are especially rich in antioxidants. The olive tree, the oil and leaves even help lower cholesterol and blood sugar. Coconut tree, every part of it – meat, oil, coconut water, flour, and even the nectar flowing from it are particularly rich in amino acids, vitamins and minerals. But the Moringa tree is hardly heard, this tree is known to cure more than 300 diseases. The origin of Moringa comes from Africa and throughout Asia India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Philippines among others. For generations it was brought to South America, where it grows wild – and in recent years grown in the northern Arava and the Dead Sea area in Kfar Tavor. The amazing thing is that the Moringa leaves, bark, flowers, fruit and even root all contain healing substances. Why Moringa? It really is a super-food containing 46 antioxidants, 36 anti-inflammatory properties, omega-3, calcium, iron and many vitamins and minerals, 1- 18 amino acids (about 9 of them critical), making it a source of complete protein. Studies show it helps in the treatment of arthritis, balance blood sugar and balance thyroid (but should not be used by those taking Coumadin and patients with hypoglycemia), treatment of gout (rheumatism), lupus (SLE), multiple sclerosis, asthma, skin and many other diseases.
Fresh Moringa: the greens can be found in health food stores and several retail chains. They defoliated the slender stems and remove the stems. They do not have a defined taste, and despite so you can cook with them (preferably no more than 2 minutes), and add to omelets and other hot dishes, its best when added at the end of cooking or used in salads raw to maintain maximum nutritional value. I made an excellent pesto that can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer (recipe below).
Moringa powder: it tastes a bit like grass, but you can hide it easily and make it a delicacy if mixed with other raw materials. You can add a teaspoon of it to a shake (Smoothie), or sprinkle a little on a lentil dish after cooking. To obtain maximum nutritional value, do not heat / cook the powder. The Moringa leaves powder, capsules, drops, fresh moringa leaves and moringa seeds can be found in health food stores.