Simply put, moringa is a great addition to any diet. In fact, we recommended eating 1 tsp to 1 tbsp of our pure moringa powder per day. Whether it be as part of a smoothie, a simple breakfast or snack, or in one of our more in-depth recipes, you really can’t go wrong with a little moringa every day. You can even try it in a yummy desert like our avocado moringa nice cream. But don’t just take our word for it. Let’s dig a little deeper to find out just how often you should be eating moringa.
Why are you consuming moringa?
If you are using moringa to help combat or prevent diseases, like diabetes or high cholesterol, your intake of moringa will probably be different than supplemental moringa users. In this case, we recommend speaking with a holistic health expert.
Experts say there is no maximum “dosage” for people using moringa as a supplement. However, it is also important to note that unlike many other superfood powders, moringa is in fact not a supplement. It is a real food product regulated by the FDA. This means you can be sure that its nutritional contents are the real deal.
Are there negative side effects to eating moringa?
Luckily, since moringa is a vegetable, there aren’t many negative side effects associated with eating it. Consume moringa like any vegetable in your healthy diet; the more the better.
In human studies of moringa consumption, no known toxicity or adverse effects have been found. In Burkina Faso, severely malnourished local children receive 10 grams of moringa a day without any negative effects. Studies on mice show toxicity at high levels of an aqueous extract of moringa. However, these levels are much higher than what is attainable through eating moringa leaves (think 195 grams for an 80 kg adult).
How much moringa should I eat?
Carrie Waterman, PhD, Professional Researcher at UC Davis, has been working with moringa for 15 years. She is currently conducting moringa research funded by a grant from the National Institute of Health.
Waterman notes research that says the optimal amount of moringa for a 150 lbs adult is 1,600-2,200 mgs a day. However, she recommends a daily serving size of 5-10 grams. Waterman counsels, “Because moringa is considered a vegetable, like broccoli or spinach, its consumption is generally regarded as safe in countries of native consumption.”
In conclusion, since there aren’t really any negative effects to eating moringa leaf powder, and it’s nutritional benefits are numerous, you should eat as much as you are comfortable with. Our daily recommendation of 1 tsp – 1 tbsp still stands. This will be enough for your body to reap the benefits of moringa’s iron, protein, and fiber content, and more. Moringa is also extremely east to add to your diet as you can include our moringa powder in a vast array of delicious recipes. At this point there are nearly 200 moringa recipes on our blog, so find one that fits your tastes and take it away.