Moringa is a nutritional powerhouse that offers so many health benefits, especially when consumed every day. Many people wonder about How Often Should I Eat Moringa, and in what form? Powder or capsules?
This article hopes to provide some insight into the best way to incorporate moringa into your diet. Before going into that, we also have an article on 10 Reasons to Eat Moringa Everyday, if you’d like a quick overview of the health benefits.
This supergreen is more nutritious than kale and provides powerful anti-inflammatory benefits that rival those of turmeric. A side-by-side comparison shows that moringa has 2 times as much protein, 4 times as much calcium, and 6 times as much iron as kale. Unlike Kale, moringa also contains polyphenols and isothiocyanates, which have been studied extensively for their role in helping people protect against heart disease and cancer.
We know that moringa is one piece of the “health puzzle,” with many nutritional benefits. But what form is best: powder or capsules?
Moringa Powder: Getting the Best of the Best
If you happen to have a moringa tree growing in your backyard, awesome! Some farmers markets also sell fresh moringa leaves, which you can add to stir fries, stews, casseroles, and more. While organic moringa leaves are great, powdered moringa is convenient and also shelf-stable. You can also add it to smoothies and recipes by adding a teaspoon and viola – dose of supergreens!
Both moringa capsules and powder deliver a boost of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and nutrients. Overall, powder form is better than capsule form. Let’s explore why.
Powder vs. Capsules: The Process
The process of making moringa powder begins by collecting the leaves of the moringa tree and gently drying them. After the leaves are thoroughly dried they are then pulverized into a fine powder and packaged up just for you. The only difference between this powder and the capsules is the added step of filling capsules with this dried moringa.
So if they are essentially the same exact thing then what is the difference between the two? That’s where we come back to that list of benefits: the dosage in capsule form simply cannot deliver these benefits like moringa powder can.
A single gram of moringa powder can deliver twice as much protein as a serving of yogurt, four times as much vitamin A as carrots, three times as much potassium as bananas, four times as much calcium as milk and fresh moringa leaves have seven times as much vitamin C as oranges! In order to consume a gram of moringa powder in capsule form, you would need to consume several capsules at a time, every day. This can be costly, uncomfortable, and also turn into a sort of chore.
Now What? Moringa Recipes
At Kuli Kuli we have heaps of recipes with moringa powder as the star ingredient. Whether you are sipping on an ice-cold moringa Arnold Palmer or making a vegetable moringa fried rice you are easily—and deliciously—adding the boost of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to your diet.
Of course, there’s always the classic moringa smoothie too with ways to personalize it to your smoothie preference. As we have already seen, moringa can help your body function at its best capacity, but only if you consume enough of it. Most people who feel the energizing effects of moringa need one teaspoon of moringa a day.
Take a look at our recipes on our blog and see how you can take advantage of moringa’s benefits!
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