MORE OF MORINGA

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - LIFESTYLE - SU­SAN JOSE

So what qual­i­fies moringa to be the most promis­ing health trends of 2018? Ac­cord­ing to the book, Nutri­tive Value Of In­dian foods by C Gopalan and R Sas­tri, moringa leaves have seven times the vi­ta­min C found in an or­ange, four times the vi­ta­min A found in a car­rot, four times the cal­cium in milk, three times the potas­sium in bananas and twice the pro­tein in yo­ghurt. Talk­ing about its health ben­e­fits, Mun­mun Ganer­i­wal, nu­tri­tion­ist, says, “Moringa leaves have anti-in­flam­ma­tory, an­ti­age­ing prop­er­ties. It re­duces blood sugar lev­els, low­ers choles­terol and im­proves di­ges­tion.” But raw moringa leaves can pose con­cerns for preg­nant ladies. So, con­sult your doc­tor be­fore you in­clude it in your diet.

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