Moringa Powder's Nutritional Benefits for Vegans

Moringa is natural nutrition dense vegan superfood. It has all 9 amino acids, iron and calcium. In other words, it offers the nutritional benefits of meat without meat.

Even for those who do eat meat, moringa powder can still be a valuable addition to your diet. In addition to all the benefits above, moringa powder is full of fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, E and K. It is also an excellent source of antioxidants.

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTEIN

 

Protein is an essential part of the human diet, and without it, we cannot complete many functions or build muscles, grow or maintain a healthy looking skin. In addition, a deficiency in protein can cause problems such as weak immune system, fatigue, less antibody activity, changes in hair and skin. Let’s take a look at why Moringa is complete plant protein.

Moringa is natural nutrition dense vegan superfood. It has all 9 amino acids, iron and calcium.

 

COMPLEMENTARY PROTEINS

 

Most plant foods such vegetables and fruits from the western world are deficient in one or more essential amino acids. This means that they cannot provide you with all the nutrients that the body needs to function at its ultimate level. As such, we must combine together many plant sources of protein as complementary proteins in our daily diets. Together, they can complement each other, and supply the amounts of all 9 essential amino acids the body needs.

A complete protein is a source of protein that contains an adequate amount of all 9 of the essential amino acids necessary for the function of the human body. This is where foods from animal sources such as meat, eggs, fish and poultry become essential source of high protein. Even though, protein is abundant in animal products, an extreme animal diet is not good for our health. A diet that includes animal products should supply an adequate amount of amino acids.

Fortunately, nature has provided us with several alternatives such as quinoa, buckwheat, hemp seeds, chia seeds and moringa for complete proteins. However, many of these plants are rarely available in the western market, and few of them that are in the market do not provide the body with all the adequate amino acids that are required for a vegan diet. Moringa is one of those nature´s miracles, which is complete plant protein.

This is just another reason why moringa is a miracle tree. Although, it can thrive with little soil and water, a serving of moringa contains all 9 essential amino acids. Moringa is naturally vegan, and one of the few plants that contain all the essential amino acids, and has a high protein content: 9.4 grams per 100 grams; which is higher than Kale (4.28 grams per 100 grams).

 

HOW VEGANS CAN BENEFIT FROM MORINGA

 

One of the big challenges for vegans is getting enough of certain nutrients. The biggest deficiencies they face are:

Protein & Amino Acids: For vegans, vegetarians or others, who just want to cut back on animal sources of protein due to the cost, environmental impact, or may want to decrease their intake of saturated fats, amino acids and complete proteins may be difficult to come by. The true benefit of moringa for vegans is the ability to get all 9 essential amino acids as well as 18 total amino acids in plant form. Very few plants in the world contain all essential amino acids, which makes getting all amino acids more difficult for vegans.
Calcium : One of the challenges for vegans is getting enough calcium. Moringa is an excellent source of calcium that can be absorbed by the body. Gram per gram, Moringa contains 17 times more calcium than milk and 4 times calcium than Kale.
Iron : Iron is the most essential nutrient in our daily lives. This is because Iron is needed to create hemoglobin, which carries oxygen throughout our bodies. Gram per Gram, Moringa Powder contains 25 times more iron than spinach and 6 times more iron than Kale.

 

SIMPLE WAYS OF CONSUMING MORINGA POWDER

 

The great news is very simple to add Moringa Powder in our daily diets. Half or one table tablespoon of moringa is a full serving of vegetables. Adding a scoop of 100% Natural Organic SAWA Moringa Powder to smoothies, or as an ingredient to our Taste of Sawa´s recipes can provide a helpful serving of protein and vegetables and great food synergy.