Benefits of Malunggay (Moringa)

Malunggay is very popular among Filipinos. This is equally popular to banana and guava in the fruit category, while Malunggay or Moringa is popular in the vegetable category. This vegetable is very known because it can be found anywhere in the Philippines. A fish and a few leaves of Moringa together with some spices, a little water and cook in awhile would make you a great meal. However, does anybody knows that Moringa could be beneficial to human’s health? Only few of us know that Moringa contains vitamin C seven times than oranges, four times the calcium in milk, four times the vitamin A in carrots, two times the protein in milk, and three times the potassium in banana.

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Moringa Oleifera or Malunggay commonly planted in the backyard in the Philippines.

Research has shown that moringa tree can be effective in numerous health concerns. Here’s the benefits that you can get:

  • Moringa is rich in Vitamin A
  • It is also a rich source of Vitamin C
  • calcium present in moringa leaves is higher than milk
  • The moringa leaves contain protein
  • moringa leaves contain more potassium than bananas
  • Along with potassium, zinc is also found in moringa
  • moringa leaves contain three times more iron than spinach
  • Moringa helps to balance the cholesterol levels in the body
  • Essential Amino acids are also found in moringa
  • Moringa is also said to balance sugar levels, hence it is helpful in the fight against diabetes
  • it is an immunity-stimulant, it is prescribed for AIDS afflicted patients
  • Moringa leaves can be consumed to stimulate metabolism
  • Helpful to digestion
  • nutrition booster
  • non-sugar based energy, so, it helpful in the weight loss program
  • cell structure of the body is stimulated by the moringa leaves
  • The consumption of moringa has shown dramatic increase in the quantity of breast milk
  • it has anti-bacterial properties
  • The paste of the moringa leaves is said to beautify the skin and is therefore applied by women regularly
  • It protects the liver and kidneys
  • It can also be used as a water purifier

Now that you know the benefits of Malunggay, so, let’s eat malunggay.

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