Jessica's Moringa

Moringa Leaves are full of essential disease-preventing nutrients:
 

  • Vitamin A, which acts as a shield against eye disease, skin disease, heart ailments, diarrhea, and many other diseases.
  • Vitamin C, fighting a host of illnesses including colds and flu.
  • Calcium, which builds strong bones and teeth, and helps prevent osteoporosis.
  • Potassium, essential for the functioning of the brain and nerves.
  • Proteins, the basic building blocks of all our body cells.

 

Moringa leaves compared to common foods:

(values per 100gm. edible portion):

 

  Nutrient  

      

  Moringa  
   Leaves  

      

  Other Foods  

 

Vitamin A

 

 

 

6780 mcg

 

 

Carrots: 1890 mcg

 

Vitamin C

 

 

 

220 mg

 

 

Oranges: 30 mg

 

Calcium

 

 

 

440 mg

 

 

Cow's milk: 120 mg

 

Potassium

 

 

 

259 mg

 

 

Bananas: 88 mg

 

Protein

 

 

 

6.7 gm

 

 

Cow's milk: 3.2 gm


from Nutritive Value of Indian Foods, by C. Gopalan, et al.

Cherries - Rainier

Rainier cherries are considered a premium variety, prized for their sweet flavor and creamy-yellow flesh.

 

Health Benefits

Compounds in cherries "...have been shown to reduce pain and inflammation" in preliminary studies. These compounds are "potent antioxidants under active research for a variety of potential health benefits."

Source: wikipedia.com


Nutrition Facts

Good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin C.

Source: nutritiondata.self.com

Cherries - Dark Sweet

Dark, sweet cherries have impecable flavor and are great for smoothies, topping yogurt and oatmeal, or straight out of the bag.

 

Health Benefits

Compounds in cherries "...have been shown to reduce pain and inflammation" in preliminary studies. These compounds are "potent antioxidants under active research for a variety of potential health benefits."

Source: wikipedia.com


Nutrition Facts

Good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin C.

Source: nutritiondata.self.com

Raspberries

Sweet, but slightly tangy, with a wonderfully soft, even delicate texture, raspberries go great on their own, in smoothies, on top of cereal, with ice cream, or incorporated into any number of desserts.

 

Health Benefits

"...Raspberries help prevent unwanted damage to cell membranes and other structures in the body by neutralizing free radicals... [and] prevent overgrowth of certain bacteria and fungi in the body (for example, the yeast Candida...)

Additionally, research is suggesting that raspberries may have cancer protective properties."

Source: whfoods.com


Nutrition Facts

Raspberries are an excellent source of Fiber, Manganese and Vitamin C. They are a good source of Vitamin B2, Folate, Niacin, Magnesium, Potassium and Copper.

Source: whfoods.com

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