Well + Good recently named its Top 18 Health and Wellness Trends of 2018 and topping the list was a superfood you may not have heard of -- moringa! We asked Lindsay, one of the members of our Nutrition Support team, to explain what moringa is and why you might want to try it.
Moringa has been around for centuries and it’s finally getting recognition in the health and wellness world. (I recently introduced some of the TK team to one of my favorite moringa powders!) Moringa comes from a fast-growing tree most commonly found in tropical and subtropical regions. This superfood is packed with Vitamin A, calcium, potassium and essential amino acids.
It is also packed with antioxidants, which can help to combat inflammation. With chronic inflammation underlying a lot of the main health issues today, adding moringa to your health care routine can be a big win! Moringa also has studies to show that it can also help with blood sugar regulation by affecting carbohydrate metabolism.*
Want to add moringa to your diet?* The most common dietary form of moringa is in tea or powder. Moringa has a fairly mild taste; add the powder to your smoothies for a sweet addition.
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*Vergara-Jimenez, M., Mused Almatrafi, M., & Luz Fernandez, M. (2017, November 16). Bioactive Components in Moringa Oleifera Leaves Protect against Chronic Disease. **Remember, always consult your doctor before changing your health routine