Customer question: Is there a product that will increase my brain power AND help me with some aging skin issues?
IMNatural answer: Having one product that helps both brain-power as well as skin strength is a worthy goal … and I do have a deliciously surprising answer for you! You want MORINGA!
Moringa is the amazing new superfood (90 nutrients) that increases memory and focus, may also protect that brain from Alzheimer’s, AND will help with quicker replacement of new, revitalized skin cells, collagen and keratin for strong hair.
Customer comment: And I thought that I knew about all the superfoods …
… Moringa is a potent powdered leaf that you can blend into smoothies, use as a tea, and you can also easily incorporate into your meals so the kids get some, too. We’ll get to the recipes in just a minute. And by the way, price wise, Moringa is one of the best buys I’ve ever seen!
The Moringa Oleifera is actually referred to as the Miracle Tree because every part of it including the flowers, roots, leaves, pods and seed is edible. But the real miracle is the nutrient content that I’ll abbreviate here. (I will give the entire list of 90 nutrients at the end of this blog post)
By the way, this remarkable product is a REALLY great buy! A pound of Moringa powder lasts 4 – 6 weeks and that would make it cost $0.73 or less, per day! PLUS a 1 lb. bag is = to 10 bottles of 90 capsules each!!! WOWSERS!!
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4 times more Vitamin A than carrots
4 times more calcium than milk
3 times more iron than spinach
3 times more potassium than bananas
7 times the Vitamin C than oranges
HOW DOES IT WORK FOR MY BRAIN?
Brain power is linked to strong blood circulation through all parts of the brain because your blood brings the oxygen and food that makes thinking possible. Moringa has incredibly high levels of bioavailable iron that strengthens our blood, supercharging oxygen transport up to your brain. Ounce for ounce, moringa leaf has 3 times as much bioavailable iron as spinach.
The zinc in Moringa also plays a role is turning on your full brain power. Zinc and iron are the most prevalent minerals in the brain and zinc additionally plays a role in eye health. Zinc deficiency effects learning, thinking skills, cognition & memory. Zinc also activates areas of the brain associated with the senses of taste and smell.
The effect of Moringa on Alzheimer’s is being studied inIndia, the home of the Moringa tree. In trials with animals, monoamine levels and EEG wave patterns have demonstrated a potential for protection by returning damaged brain tissue to normal levels. Hmmmmm … maybe Moringa Oleifera should be called the BRAIN TREE …
WHAT ABOUT MY SKIN?
Powdered Moringa leaf has what it takes to strengthen collagen, keratin (for hair) and even reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
First, all the essential amino acids are present, including proline, which is the main amino acid necessary for the formation of fresh collagen. The necessary B vitamin co-factors are also present as well as the necessary minerals for strong collagen formation. As we all know … strong collagen equals beautiful skin!
Second, Moringa leaf powder contain over 30 antioxidants which are well suited for skin health. Free radicals damage skin and produce wrinkles. Moringa’s antioxidants work to revitalize skin cells by removing the free radicals which make the skin cells age. Cleaning the skin cells of free radicals can restore vitality and a more youthful complexion.
Third, Moringa leaf also contains bioavailable sulfur. This mineral is required in every single cell in the body. Sulfur is essential not only for healing but for flexible collagen and keratin formation, as well. Maybe … Moringa should be called the Beauty Tree!
Moringa brings many more benefits and you can see them on the IMNatural product page. But here comes the important part of this blog … the RECIPES !
NATURAL CHEF RECIPES FOR:
Vegan Moringa-Coco Balls
Buy vegan cookies and use your rolling pin to turn them into cookie crumbs – vanilla wafers, or Oreo-like cookies would be best
2 Tbsps of Moringa leaf powder
2 globs of chunky raw peanut butter (to provide stickiness) – use as much as necessary
1 tsp or more Mexican Hot Chocolate mix with cinnamon and spice
1 – 2 tsp of raw sugar, honey or xylitor, to taste.
Mix it up and roll it into balls. Add chocolate chips if you want. Currants could be a good addition, or tuck a few blueberries inside. A great snack or serve as dessert with a dollop of creme fraishe on the plate.
1 large scoop of vanilla, lemon-lime or green-tea yogurt
1 cup of low-fat organic milk or nut milk
2 Tbsp. Moringa leaf powder
1 tsp of green tea powder.
Dextrose to taste (optional)
BLEND it up.
Provides protein from the moringa powder and the yogurt, carbs from the sweetened part of the yogurt & dextrose, caffeine from the green tea. Lots of energy – go girl!
Green-Fog Herbal Elixir
In a blender mix:
Juice of several limes
3 large basil leaves cut into small shreds
3 cups of chilled pure water
Whirl until mixture appears a mysterious green and smells wonderful…
Add a few spoons of xylitol (or sugar) to taste
Blend with a few ice cubes until the drink looks like green fog
Then blend Moringa powder into the mix until it tastes perfect for you.
Wonder Woman Drinks This
Get out your VitaMix or heavy-duty juicer/blender
1/2 cup chilled pure water
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 Tbsp Moringa power-powder
1/2 cool cucumber, peeled and chunked
1 or 2 apples – depending on how much sweetness your wish
1/2 bunch of curly or dinosaur kale (maybe 4 leaves)
Blend or juice it all together and Wowie-Zowie!!!
Lentils and Moringa
A bowl of cooked lentils, salted to taste
Finely chopped raw onion
Finely chopped raw tomato
1 egg yoke, cooked and crumbled (or raw, if you like)
3 tsp cold pressed olive oil
1 tsp Moringa powder
¼ tsp turmeric
Add the moringa powder, turmeric, olive oil and egg yoke when the lentils have cooled a bit. Stir in and enjoy.
Asparagus or Beet / Moringa Salad
1 tsp Moringa powder
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp Dijon mustard
4 Tbsp olive oil
Sea salt and organic ground pepper
Shake it up, baby!
2 tsp moringa powder
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 egg yoke
4 tsp olive oil
2 pinches of salt
½ tsp honey
1 tsp moringa powder
3 tsp olive oil
1 Tbsp fresh cream
¼ tsp turmeric
1 clove crushed garlic
And now the Salad
Lightly steamed or grilled asparagus … or roasted or steamed fresh beet slices
Baby greens with arugula
Sauted mushrooms and shallots
¼ lb. Pecorino, Parmesan or goat cheese, shaved or crumbled
Shake the dressing and set aside, plate greens, add asparagus or beet slices, sprinkle on mushrooms and shallots, shave or crumble cheese onto salad, then drizzle with dressing. Wow!
To 2 quarts of pure water, add 2 Tbsp. Moringa powder.
Sweeten to taste with sugar, xylitol, or coconut sap sweetener.
Add ginger root slices or zest of lemon or orange, fresh crushed rosemary or mate with another herbal tea or green tea for added flavor.
Hot Shot of Moringa Tea
½ tsp of moringa powder per cup of hot water. Steep 5 min.
Sweeten to taste with cane sugar, coconut tree sap, xylitol or whatever you like.
Add Moringa power powder to:
- Avocado dip or guacamole, then use it to top cottage cheese with some tomato slices on the side!
- Add to stews and curries, green chicken posole, green roasted salsa, soups such as lentil or split-pea, also add Moringa powder to aspics or gels.
- And let us know of any recipes that you invent and we’ll share them through this blog.
WHAT’S IN THE MORINGA POWDER?
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B (Choline), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) , Vitamin B2 (Rivoflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B6, Alanine, Alpha-Carotene, Arginine, Beta-Carotene, Beta-Sitosterol, Caffeoylquinic Acid, Campesterol, Carotenoids, Chlorophyll, Chromium, Delta 5- Avenasterol, Delta 7 Avenasterol, Glutathione, Histidine, Indole Acetic Acid, Indoleacetonitrile, Kaempferal, Leucine, Lutein, Methionine, Myristic-Acid, Palmitic Acid, Prolamine, Proline, Quercitin, Rutin, Selenium, Threonine, Tryptophan, Xanthins, Xanthopyll, Zeatin, Zeaxanthin, Zinc.
Anti- Inflammatory Compounds:
Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Arginine, Beta-Sistosterol, Caffeoylquinic Acid, Calcium, Chlorophyll, Copper, Cystine, Omega 3, Omega 6, Omega 9, Fiber, Glutathione, Histidine, Indole Acetic Acid, Indoleacetonitrile, Isoleucine, Kaempferal, leucine, Magnesium, Oleic-Acid, Phenylalanine, Potassium, Quercitin, Rutin, Selenium, Stigmasterol, Sulfur, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, Zeatin, Zinc
There are over 46 antioxidants and 36 anti-inflammatory compounds all naturally occurring in the moringa tree. That is why it is referred to by many as one of the best natural source of anti-oxidants.
Vitamin A (Alpha and Beta Carotene), B,B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, D, E, K, Folate (Folic Acid), Biotin
Calcium, Chloride, Chromium, Copper, Fluorine, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Molydenum, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Selenium, Sulfur, Zinc
Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine, Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Cystine, Glutamine, Glycine, Histidine, Proline, Serine, Tyrosine
Chlorophyll, Carotenoids, Cytokins, Flavonoids, Omega 3,6, and 9, Plant Sterols, Polyphenols, Lutein, Xanthins, Rutin