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Know Your Ingredients - MORINGA

Today on KYI, let’s talk about this amazing superfood MORINGA

Moringa leaves are is also known as Drumstick leaves. These greens have been consumed for more than thousand years for their innumerable health benefits. They are extremely nutritious and pretty versatile to cook with.


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HEALTH BENEFITS:


Moringa leaves are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals such as Iron, Vitamin C, Calcium and Vitamin A. They are loaded with anti-oxidants that may help reduce blood pressure and blood sugar levels.


They are anti-inflammatory which means they help reduce inflammation in the body and may help in the prevention of cancer.

There is one small downside however. Moringa greens contain anti-nutrients which may reduce the absorption of certain minerals and protein. These anti-nutrients can be removed by gently cooking or steaming them. Here's how to cook your greens the right way.

According to Ayurveda, Moringa greens have a heating effect on the body, if consumed in excess. You can balance out the heating properties of these greens by just adding some raw onions that have cooling effects on the body.


CULINARY USES:

You can use Moringa greens in different ways, You can add them to curries/ daals, make parathas with them. You can also add them to soups or add them to smoothies.

These greens are easily available at the Indian store but you can buy the dried powder online or at your local supermarket.


I have a delicious recipe coming up soon, so stay tuned...

I hope this post encourages you to include Moringa in your diet. If you have any recipes with these amazing greens, please let me know on my Instagram or Facebook.



REFERENCES:


https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24206684/


https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21228777/


https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17184181/


https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0308814610003663


https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-benefits-of-moringa-oleifera#TOC_TITLE_HDR_3



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