There are so many fans of Moringa out there in the natural health and nutrition spheres. We’re connecting with people all over the world who are excited about this amazing plant.
We met Linda Schaap through our Organics 4 Orphans (O4O) work. She’s a Holistic Health Coach, writer, speaker and student of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Linda asked how she could be of use to O4O. We said we’d love for her to contribute to our blog and our moringa book (under development). As with all TOP Nutritionals products, profits from the sale of SuperLeaf Moringa go to support O4O.
So, thank you Linda for your donation of expertise!
Here’s Linda on the immune-boosting properties of Moringa oleifera.
Moringa leaves have an outsized impact for their tiny size. They’re incredibly nutrient-dense, meaning that the nutritional compounds are present in very high concentrations. These nutrients work together to boost immunity in two ways: prevention AND healing!
Here’s how the key nutritional-players in Moringa work to keep you well:
High in Vitamin B6
Your body needs B6 to make hemoglobin, a component of the red blood cell that carries not only oxygen but also those oh-so-important white blood cells. White blood cells protect against disease and viruses.
High in Vitamin A
Vitamin A fights disease via a unique mechanism. It helps strengthen the barrier in your intestine that keeps infection out. vitamin A is also involved in the production of white blood cells. (Notice a pattern here?)
High in Iron
Dietary iron actually stops the growth of viruses in their tracks. Also, iron works together with B6 to enhance hemoglobin, ensuring that white blood cells throughout the body can do their job as the ultimate defense mechanism!
Good source of Zinc
Paired with vitamin A, zinc increases the number of immune cells to fight infection. In recent international news, we’ve learned that children in developing countries given zinc supplements have a better chance of fighting disease and surviving the many challenges their little immune systems confront in the early years.
Whole, natural, and organic foods like Moringa are the best sources of vitamins and minerals crucial to reducing your chances of illness. Moreover, the nutritional compounds present in whole foods actually enhance each other, magnifying the benefits of each individual nutrient! Nature is so much more incredible than we can comprehend!
Contributed by Linda Schaap http://biophiliabylinda.wordpress.com/