One “superfood” that I have discoved is Moringa, so Move Over Kale, Moringa Is Here!
According to the USA’s National Institute of Health, Moringa has been used for thousands of years to assist with the treatment and prevention of over 300 diseases and medical conditions such as:
- Weight management
- Blood sugar regulation
- Circulatory system support
- Blood pressure regulation
- Cholesterol improvement
- Inflammation reduction
- Arthritis and joint pain relief
- Pain relief
- Allergies abatement
- Skin cuts, scrapes, abrasions, rashes
- Skin diseases
- Gastric ulcerations
- Menopausal related hormonal issues
- Urinary tract issues
- Digestive issues
- Liver disorders
- Build and maintain muscle mass
Analysis of Moringa shows that it contains an impressive 90 plus nutrients, including 46 antioxidants, 20 amino acids including all the essential ones, vitamins, minerals, anti-inflammatories, anti-bacterials and Omega fatty acids 3, 6 & 9.
Moringa is not a medicine, all benefits are a result of the superior nutrition is provides.
Note – Who should avoid Moringa:
- Moringa contains high levels of vitamin K which can be problematic for people who are on blood thinning medications such as Warfarin.
- If you are prone to calcium oxalate kidney stones
- Moringa contains glucosinolates in amounts that are greater than the levels found in cruciferous vegetables (kale, broccoli, cabbage) which may interfere with hypo/hyperthyroid function.
¼ cup berries
¼ cup frozen banana
1 cup spinach
1 cup milk of your choice
1 Tablespoon coconut flakes
1 to 2 teaspoon moringa powder
Dash of raw honey – optional
I personally just take 2 capsules of moringa seed with my breakfast and 2 capsules of moringa leaf power with my lunch. I have definitely felt a difference and let me tell you…menopause is a nightmare.
If you are interested in moringa, send me a message and I will guide you as to where to get all the moringa products including skin care.
Ginger is a popular spice used in several forms of alternative medicines. The benefits of ginger are:
- Successfully treat nausea
- Has anti-inflammatory properties
- Aids in pain management
- Contains anti-oxidant properties
- Improves blood sugar levels
- Helps treat indigestion
- Evidence in that ginger can lead to significant reductions in LDL cholesterol and blood triglyceride levels.
- Helps fight infections
- Helps with bloating
Freshly grated ginger with fresh lemon juice first thing in the morning will help detox your system, especially if you have overindulged the night before.
For all the pregnant ladies, here is a smoothie recipe just for you inspired by Ryan the smoothie guru.
Morning Sickness Smoothie Recipe
1/2 cup milk of choice
1/2 cup yogurt (preferably full-fat)
1/2 cup blueberries (or strawberries or both)
1 tablespoon nut butter
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder or 1 inch peeled ginger root grated
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
A dash of sea salt
1/2 tablespoon honey