Moring - a new superfood for 2014? Women's Health & Fitness

Moringa

What is it?
A plant native to parts of Africa and Asia.

What do you do with it?
Add the seeds to your breakfast or drink moringa tea.

How much to take?
One tablespoon a day.

Is it super?
“Yes, as it is an incredible food-mineral resource,” says Wolfe. “Moringa is a pre-eminent blood-building super food that is also excellent for digestion. It possesses strong age-related anti-inflammatory properties and is a complete protein source containing 18 amino acids.
“It contains B vitamins, vitamin E, and may even contain traces of vitamin D2,” states Wolfe.

“Moringa is extraordinarily high in calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc and is one of the great feel-good super food products in the world.”
A 2009 study published in Plant Foods for Human Nutrition showed that the antioxidants in moringa were comparable to pharmaceutical-grade antioxidant supplements.