Moringa leaves provide protein, calcium, and iron, plus vitamins A and C and potassium. Vitamin A boosts immunity, strengthens skin and hair, and keeps eyes healthy. Vitamin C helps the body resist infection, helps prevent cataracts, and aids in tissue regeneration. Potassium keeps blood pressure low and the whole body hydrated. It also has been shown to decrease risk of stroke. The antioxidants in the dark green leaves boost cellular health, which helps us age gracefully.
In my new book, The Age Beautifully Cookbook, I have some delicious new recipes with moringa – Chicken Curry with Moringa and Moringa Chiffon Muffins.
I’m very fortunate to live in southern California where so much produce grows. It’s a melting pot here and many people from all over the world have brought their native plants with them. I found a man in Sherman Oaks, California, who grows moringa plants, but there’s a website – MoringaforLife.com and MoringaFarms.com – that sell a variety of moringa products.
Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.
Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.
Improves mood, memory, and focus.
Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.