foto : Ilustrasion Moringa Leaves
Gaespost.com | INTERNATIONAL – Not many are aware that Moringa leaves have unexpected benefits.You can drink boiled water from Moringa leaves or make it into soup.
The benefits of Moringa leaves, which are known as superfoods, have recently become the target of a number of European countries, the Middle East, to the United States (US).
This high global market interest in superfoods was conveyed by a moringa leaf entrepreneur with a turnover of billions of rupiah from Blora, Central Java, named Ai Dudi Krisnadi.
Since 2011, the man who is familiarly called Kang Dudi has started cultivating Moringa leaves as a supplementary feeding product (PMT) to overcome malnutrition or malnutrition in the Blora and East Nusa Tenggara regions.
“Moringa has been used in many countries suffering from malnutrition, stunting, which has since been freed from these problems. Moringa is recognized by WHO and FAO as capable of dealing with malnutrition,” explained Dudi.
The inventor of the Moringa Nutrition Lock Methods said that Moringa plants are suitable for planting in areas with abundant sunlight, such as Indonesia.
However, he cautioned that the processing of these natural ingredients must be precise so that the nutritional content is consistent and does not backfire for health.
Here are some potential benefits of Moringa leaves for health that are a pity to miss:
1. Potential to lower blood sugar
A number of studies have shown that the benefits of Moringa leaves are effective in lowering blood sugar levels. Scientists believe it comes from the antioxidant compound isothiocyanate in Moringa leaves.
One study involved 30 women who consumed 1.5 teaspoons of Moringa leaf powder per day for three months.
As a result, their fasting blood sugar levels fell by an average of 13.5 percent.
Another small study involved six diabetics who were given 50 grams of Moringa leaves in their diet. As a result, their blood sugar levels can drop 21 percent.
2. Helps reduce inflammation
In addition to lowering blood sugar, the content of isothiocyanate compounds in Moringa leaves also has the potential to help reduce inflammation.
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to infection or injury.
People with chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer generally also experience inflammation.
Please note, the benefits of Moringa leaves to overcome inflammation have been proven in laboratory tests and animal studies.
Further research in humans is needed regarding the anti-inflammatory effects of Moringa leaves.
3. Can help lower bad cholesterol
Various studies involving animals and humans show that consuming Moringa leaves can reduce bad cholesterol in the body.
High cholesterol content in the blood has been shown to increase the risk of heart disease.
In addition to consuming Moringa leaves, Moms who want to lower high cholesterol are also advised to eat foods that contain whole grains or brown rice, nuts, vegetables, and fruit, and limit fried foods