Moringa is a powerful antioxidant that helps to reduce oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is what happens when there are too many free radicals in the body. Free radicals are unstable compounds formed in our body in response to environmental, emotional, physical, or any other kind of stressor.
Oxidation can increase our risk of diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. Antioxidants are molecules that counteract damage from free radicals and protect your DNA and other cells in your body. Our bodies have a natural antioxidant system; however, it is essential to add extra antioxidants into our diets to counteract the overload of free radicals that our bodies are susceptible to today.
The most well-known fruit and vegetables high in antioxidants include blueberries, dark chocolate, acai berries, and pomegranates. An unknown fact is that gram for gram, Moringa has more antioxidants than any of these superfoods. If we want to get specific and compare their ORAC values, Moringa contains 20 x the antioxidants of blueberries!
So, why not add a teaspoon of Moringa powder to your next smoothie – with a handful of blueberries too!