Get Your Antioxidants On With 4x The Vitamin E Of Almonds

by Anna O'Byrne August 11, 2014

Get Your Antioxidants On With 4x The Vitamin E Of Almonds

When we think of Vitamin E, we think of oil: topical oils for moisturizing and scar-treatments, and foods rich in healthy fats, like nuts and seeds. That's because vitamin E is one of the fat-soluble vitamins.

You wouldn't think that Moringa leaves could be a potent delivery-mechanism for fat-soluble vitamins. But they are. Amazingly so.

Yes, spinach has some vitamin E, too, but a fraction of that found in Moringa. Moringa stands out as an exceptional source of vitamin E, outranking even almonds, the iconic source of this antioxidant nutrient.

Why should we care about the Vitamin E in Moringa?

Vitamin E in foods has the potential to prevent or delay disease and aid in healing. As an antioxidant, vitamin E:

  • protects other compounds, such as vitamin A and polyunsaturated fats, from oxidation
  • helps to prevent cancer, aging and degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, cataracts, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes and cancer.
  • speeds healing and reduces scar tissue formation by minimizing oxidative reactions in wounds 

What About Supplements?

Despite all of these antioxidant powers, Vitamin E’s role in disease-prevention has been controversial - at least, in so far as supplements are concerned. The results of clinical trials using vitamin E supplements have been mixed. These supplements just don’t deliver the disease-preventative benefits we’d expect, and in some cases vitamin E supplements appear to be harmful.

That's why nutrition experts urge us to get our vitamin E from natural foods rather than synthetic supplements. In its natural form, vitamin E “has a broad role in promoting health, from enhancing fertility and energy production, to preventing aging, heart disease and cancer” (Marcu, 90).

Moringa: The Natural Source of Vitamin E

Moringa leaf powder contains about 11 mg of Vitamin E in 10 grams of leaf powder - over 70% of the total recommended intake for adult men and women.

Most sources of Vitamin E are dense in calories and fats, such as nuts and seeds. While we love these foods, lower-calorie, high-nutrient foods should make up the bulk of our diets. While a similar quantity of vitamin E from almonds would set you back nearly 200 calories, 10 grams of SuperLeaf Moringa contains only about 40 calories.

Try adding a SuperLeaf Moringa smoothie to your morning, or stir SuperLeaf directly into water or juice whenever you need a nutrient boost. Get your antioxidant elixir as nature intended - straight from a raw, organic superfood.




Anna O'Byrne
Anna O'Byrne

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Anna O'Byrne is co-author of The Moringa Breakthrough, and part of the team behind SuperLeaf™ Moringa. She manages the social media, writes web content and runs digital marketing for SuperLeaf™ Moringa and Natural Calm Canada.



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