Moringa is one of the most prolific, natural antioxidant foods known. It is said to contain a whopping 46 antioxidants that prevent the damage of tissue from the action of free radical oxidation in the body. The combined effect of so many antioxidants, makes Moringa’s ability to protect against oxidation and ageing far more powerful than individual antioxidants.
Moringa leaves are thought to be have the highest protein ratio of any plant-food ever discovered on our planet. They contain up to 40% protein. According to the USDA, they have all of the 9 essential amino acids (histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, valine). Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. It is said, that the amino acid ratio in Moringa, is very balanced for bio-availability and human absorption.
Moringa leaves have been shown to have phenomenally high levels of the cytokinin plant hormones called zeatins and dihyrozeatins. The zeatin levels in this plant have been shown to be thousands of times higher than most plants ever studied. Cytokinins delay the process of aging in plants. When applied to cultured human cells, they have been shown to delay the aging process too. Zeatin also has specific, powerful, antioxidant properties that protects the skin by increasing the activity of antioxidant enzymes that naturally combat aging.
Beta-sitosterol is a plant sterol, which has been shown to reduce blood cholesterol levels whilst also balancing other blood lipid levels.
Beta-sitosterol has anti-inflammatory properties, helps balance blood sugar, boosts the immune system, supports the pancreas, helps to heal ulcers and can alleviate cramps.
Studies show that chlorophyll supports liver function and detoxification of the body. Moringa contains an abundance of chlorophyll, which works synergistically with the other nutrients to help support healthy liver function.
Moringa has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which make it beneficial for a myriad of inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, joint pain, rheumatism and edema etc.
Moringa has been used effectively as an anti-bacterial/microbial/fungal/viral agent. It has been used traditionally to help against urinary tract infections, typhoid, toothache, thrush, warts, parasites, HIV and herpes (to name a few).
30mls of freshly squeezed wheatgrass juice (a wheatgrass shot!) is equivalent in nutritional value to 1kg of leafy green vegetables
Wheatgrass has more vitamin C than oranges and twice the vitamin A as carrots!
Wheatgrass contains over 90 minerals, including high concentrations of the most alkaline minerals: potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium
Just one teaspoon of Wheat Grass powder, weighing a mere 3.5 grams, is nutritionally equal to an entire spinach salad weighing a full 50 grams – it packs a punch!
Wheat grass juice helps your body to build red blood cells which carry oxygen to every cell.
It also contains 19 amino acids, the building blocks of protein making this one of the most impressive single sources of nutrients on Earth!
Many health experts have highlighted that the chlorophyll molecule in wheatgrass is almost identical to the hemoglobin molecule in human blood.
The only difference is that the central element in chlorophyll is magnesium and in haemoglobin it is iron.
Due to this inherent similarity the human body can easily transform chlorophyll into hemoglobin increasing the red blood cell count as well as the blood’s capacity to deliver oxygen and other nutrients to the body’s cells.
Chlorophyll has been shown to build red blood cells quickly, normalize blood pressure by dilating the blood pathways though out the body, destroy poisonous carbon dioxide, release free oxygen and promote higher metabolism. Consuming chlorophyll from wheatgrass is a highly effective way to alkalize the system, allowing electricity to conduct more freely, energizing every inch of your beautiful body!
Wheatgrass is an extremely beneficial food in terms of both its cleansing capabilities and it’s nutrient density.
The contents of wheatgrass juice and powder (green drink) are reported to be within the region of approximately 100 separate elements with scientists dubbing it a ‘complete food’.
Just 140g of fresh wheatgrass offers the same nutritional value as over 3kg’s of fresh green vegetables! Thats a great way to get your daily fresh vegetable quota rocking – all from one wheatgrass shot.
Wheatgrass is a great source of vitamins B, C, E and carotene which are hugely effective in destroying and eliminating free radicals and cleansing the body. Wheatgrass is also highly regarded for its ability to cleanse the blood, organs and gastrointestinal tract.
Because it is also high in saponin, wheatgrass offers excellent support to the lymphatic system, helping to carry away hundreds and thousands of toxins from the cells of the body.
You may have heard the expression before that – amino acids are the building blocks of protein.
They are absolutely essential to our growth and cell regeneration. It is the astonishingly high amino acid content in wheatgrass that is leading to many bodybuilders and gym-goers incorporating fresh (a wheatgrass shot) or wheatgrass powder into their daily routine.
Wheatgrass is so impactful because it is a complete protein and contains, amongst others, the following amino acids: arginine, serine, absenisic, lysine, aspartic acid, glycine, alanine, methionine, leucine, tryptophane, phenylalanine, and valine.
Organic wheatgrass powders and juices are an extremely effective way of boosting the body’s immune system to fight against and recover from illnesses and ailments.
Wheatgrass is a great source of beta carotene, contains most of the B vitamins and vitamins C, E, H and K, and also contains over 90 different minerals and 19 amino acids.
It also contains several active enzymes which play a major role in breaking down fats, undertaking biological functions and assist hugely in weight loss. Of the 90 minerals found, many of these are very alkalizing and include calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium and iron.
Many of the health benefits of wheatgrass stem from the fact that it is a living food. Being highly anti-bacterial, consuming wheatgrass will help to alkalise and detoxify the lymph and blood cells, helping the body to rebuild and transport toxins out of the body quickly and effectively.
Again, coming back to the chlorophyll content of wheatgrass – this can protect the body from carcinogens more effectively than any other food. Studies conducted on animals have shown that wheatgrass consumption has reduced the absorption of a number of very serious carcinogens whilst strengthening cells, detoxifying the liver and neutralising polluting elements within the blood.