Periodically, a little known food makes it way into the forefront of pop culture. On the horizon, to being dubbed a super food is, moringa seed. With an impressive list of nutritional value, and health benefits for eating moringa seeds, it is rightfully making the world take notice.
Moringa seeds are high in monounsaturated fat, (the heart healthy stuff) and is higher in oleic acid than olive oil. These seeds are also very high in Vitamins.
One seed pod contains an average of, anywhere from, 12 to 35 seeds. A one cup serving of pods bears approximately 235% of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C for the average adult.
Moringa seeds are also notable for their Vitamin A, Potassium, fiber, and calcium content.
Studies done on diabetic patients using powdered moringa leaf extract, not seeds, have been conducted and show that with, twice daily use, the reduction in blood glucose levels taken after meals was, at 30 days 9%, at 60 days 16% and at 90 days 29%.
Similar studies involving seeds are not so easy to find information on, but the research that has been done, on moringa seeds, demonstrates their ability to lower blood glucose levels, naturally.
High blood pressure may also, potentially, be treated by using moringa seeds. The anti-inflammatory and cholesterol reducing benefits of moringa seeds, both work to lower blood pressure naturally.
Moringa seeds being high in fiber help to ensure bowel movement regularity. Keeping things moving, can aid us in maintaining a healthy body weight, alone.
Those suffering from ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome can definitely benefit from using moringa seeds, as they have been shown to reduce the severity, and/or alleviate symptoms of both.
The seed extract acts to protect colonic and digestive tissues, combined with the anti-inflammatory effect; it’s a win-win.
Asthma, yeah, it helps with that too. The extract from the moringa seed is both anti-inflammatory and anti spasmodic and is capable of reducing the frequency and severity of asthma symptoms.
There is also evidence to suggest that moringa seed has the potential of being used as a treatment against anaphylactic allergic reactions.
The kind of allergic reaction that can stop you from breathing, and be fatal? Yep. That one. Imagine that, nature’s Epi-Pen.
A study involving rats with damage from liver fibrosis was conducted in which the rats were given moringa seed extract. The results: Over the course of eight weeks, the damaged liver tissue was, in fact, repaired.
Liver tissue that has been ravaged by Hepatitis can also be healed from moringa seeds, according to another study done in recent years.
Moringa seeds are loaded with antioxidants. Those antioxidants are believed to be the contributing factor to its effectiveness at repairing damaged tissues.
When used as directed as an herbal supplement, moringa seed extract is generally regarded as safe.
Pregnant women are cautioned against using the root, bark, or flowers of the plant, due to the presence of a chemical that can cause the uterus to contract. Inducing contractions could result in preterm labor or miscarriage so, DO NOT partake of these parts of the moringa plant if you are, or suspect, that you may be pregnant.
As with any other health treatment, use in moderation and consult with your physician before adding any supplement to your daily health regimen.
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When it comes to what moringa seeds can do for your health, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There is evidence supporting moringa seed extract’s effectiveness, as a potential treatment against one form of breast cancer.
Help is to be found by those who live with arthritis and joint pain too.
Sickness, wellness, or in between, for any health condition you may be in, there is benefit to been found in the moringa seed.
For any one food to be so high in fiber, low in saturated fat, and nutritionally sound is quite impressive. A small, yet mighty, gift is the moringa seed.
Try the seeds as a snack, sprinkled in with cereal, or in the form of encapsulated, powdered extract.
I hope you consider this natural health aid, and as always, good luck on your healing journey!
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