We know what you’re thinking: surely there can’t be another superfood to add to the mix?!
But alas, “Moringa”, a green super-leaf powder is the latest “It food” to catch the attention of healthy types.
And to the relief of smoothie lovers the world over, this superfood definitely squeezes into the “green smoothie” category.
Which means Instagram shots of your drink in a hipster mason jar are still on the cards – phew!
So, what is it?
Asian and African cultures (always a step ahead of the superfood curve) have been utilising the medical benefits of the Moringa tree for a number of years thanks to its super high quantity of antioxidants.
Moringa contains around 25 percent protein, 24 times more iron than spinach and 21 percent more calcium than milk. Impressive, no?
It also contains nine essential amino acids which means it has more nutritional value and antioxidants than goji berries, blueberries, acai, pomegranates and green tea. Take that, goji fanatics!
As well as keeping your immune system in check, this powder superfood aids protein synthesis, which helps to maintain normal oxygen transport in the body and even regulates hormonal activity.
So you can seriously lower your stress and tiredness levels while improving your hair, skin and nails.
No wonder its called the #Moringamiracle…
Moringa is even considered the most nutrient-dense food on the planet thanks to its super high levels of vitamins and minerals such as A, K, E B1, B2, B3, B6, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, calcium and iron.
Does it taste OK?
Let’s be honest, we mainly consume green superfood powders for the nutritional value not for the hell of it. But thankfully, Moringa is proving to be more flavoursome than your standard super green, with its “spinachy” taste. Add it to salads, your morning bowl of cereal or smoothies.http://www.cleo.com.au/you/health-fitness/2014/9/the-new-superfood-moringa/