What is Moringa? The New Green Superfood
If you follow an alkaline diet, you’re probably pretty clued-up about green powders. Packed with the likes of spirulina, wheatgrass and chlorella they can help cleanse the blood, draw out toxins and balance your pH with a swift swill of the spoon. But many people still don’t know about moringa. It’s the fourth green in the Honestly Healthy alkaline blend, and here is what it can do for you….
Protein for Vegans
Moringa contains a whopping 25 per cent protein making it the perfect vegan or vegetarian supplement – or post-gym snack. Instead of reaching for a sugar filled sports drink after training, smash a moringa smoothie instead (add it to the radiance green). It’s also a rich source of potassium - a key electrolyte which we lose through sweat.
Since the most drastic medical treatment for acne involves powerful forms of vitamin A it makes sense to get more from your diet for a better complexion; and it’s hard to beat moringa for vitamin A (325% RDA per 100g). The superleaf also contains skin-loving zinc and anti-ageing vitamin E.
Reduce the Damage from Paracetamol
Did you know 24,000 women a year in Britain are admitted to hospital suffering side effects from paracetamol? Scary but true. So next time a bad headache makes you head for the medicine cabinet, think twice; and if you really need to pop a pill then have a scoop of moringa afterwards. A 2008 study found that moringa helps prevent liver damage from acetaminophen.
To get more moringa, add the Alkaline Superboost to smoothies, juices or even these high-energy seed flapjacks. Tag your creations to #alkalinesuperboost