The newest superfood doing the health and wellness circles is Moringa Oleifera. You may have heard whispers of this unique plant powerhouse and wonder where to buy Moringa in Japan. Adding this supplement to your life will drastically up your superfood game. The nutritional benefits of Moringa are well documented and have been known for thousands of years. This unique looking tree is native to India and the surrounding areas, it favors tropical or sub-tropical conditions and its drought resistant qualities make it easy to grow. There are many brands that sell Moringa in various forms, and some are more environmentally and socially conscious than others. In order to make an informed decision and gain maximum health benefits from Moringa, knowing about its nutritional qualities and where it is sourced is very important.
The health benefits of Moringa
Moringa is nutritionally rich and can be consumed in a variety of ways. The leaves and pods themselves are edible and can be ground into a fine powder, consumed in capsule form, as a tea or even as an ingredient in cooking. Moringa has a very natural flavor and can be likened to another superfood, matcha.
The health benefits of Moringa:
- alleviates anemia
- relief from arthritis and rheumatism
- relieves asthma and other respiratory issues
- prevents some types of cancer
- aids digestion
- maintains stable blood sugar levels and prevent diabetes
- boosts the immune system
- fights infection
- antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral and anti fungal
100g of pure Moringa contains:
- Fat: 4.7g
- Carbohydrate: 29g
- Fibre: 19.3g
- Protein: 26.7g
- Salt: 40mg
For such a low calorie supplement, it is incredibly high in healthful properties. Moringa is very high in fibre, comprising 2/3 of the carbohydrate content. This makes Moringa in Japan a good supplement option.
Moringa is more than 25% protein which is rare for a plant, making it a rich source of protein for vegans, vegetarians and others who follow a plant based diet. There are 20 standard amino acids required for protein synthesis, however the body can’t produce all of them. Moringa contains all 9 amino acids that humans cannot create that are necessary for optimum health. As it is high in protein, Moringa also promotes muscle growth and maintains muscle mass.
Vitamins and Minerals
Moringa is high in the following vitamins and minerals:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
Thanks to the combination of iron, magnesium and vitamin A, Moringa relieves fatigue and has energizing properties. It’s an ideal source of iron for those susceptible to anemia or those on a plant based diet as it contains almost 50% of the recommended dietary intake of iron in only 10g.
If you use Moringa in Japan as a holistic health supplement, the magnesium also reduces stress, anxiety, depression and promotes a calm headspace.
Antioxidant compounds help rid our body of free radicals that cause stress and inflammation. Moringa is an excellent source of antioxidants which lower blood pressure and help moderate blood sugar levels including:
- chlorogenic acid
Moringa contains more than six times the antioxidant power of goji berries which are essential to protecting and repairing cells and reversing the effects of aging. The antioxidants in Moringa also boost your immune system, prevent infection and has cancer fighting properties.
ME Superfood- Mindful Moringa in Japan
All about ME Superfood
ME Superfood sources the Moringa for their teas, powders and capsules ethically from Kenya. The entire process of how the Moringa is grown, harvested, processed, packaged and delivered to you is completely transparent. ME does not believe in being all talk and no action. They pride themselves on providing over 400 jobs in Kenya where the unemployment rate is 80%. By creating jobs, ME Superfood is fighting poverty, hunger and empowering people. By 2020, ME Superfood hopes to create at least 1000 jobs in Kenya. By working with the community and actively contributing to the local population, ME Superfood hopes that everyone can live healthily and in harmony with nature.
The ME Superfood Plantation
The ME Superfood plantation lies off the southern coast of Kenya looking out at the wide expanse of the Indian Ocean. Within the farm, over 1 million trees are surrounded with rich, indigenous foliage and trees far from industrialized cities so the plantation is not at risk of pollution or contamination.
ME Superfood nurtures all the trees from the second it is planted on their own proprietary farms. Dedicated agricultural engineers take care of every tree for maximum quality. ME Superfood conducts completely organic farming practices that are in keeping with global guidelines. ME Superfood holds organic certification from IMO Switzerland valid in Europe, the USA and JAS in Japan. The entire farming process is chemical free and non-GMO.
ME Superfood Production
ME ensures the utmost in hygiene standards are enforced in its 300 m² production facility. The Moringa is hand picked by devoted locals and dried below 38° Celsius in a stringently controlled manner. The milling and processing equipment is imported specially from Germany for high quality, efficiency and care.
The ME Superfood Laboratory
For quality control, ME Superfood has an in-house laboratory specializing in Moringa analysis. The lab is equipped with state of the art machines and apparatus. Samples from each batch of Moringa are submitted for lab analysis to keep in line the European regulations put upon food supplements. Once each shipment of Moringa arrives in Germany, it undergoes further rounds of laboratory tests for extra quality control and safety.
The ethically grown, produced, sourced and distributed range of ME Superfood supplements and teas are all available on the HealthyTOKYO online shop along with over 1000 other natural foods, supplements, beauty and personal care products and even household items. Me offers both pure Moringa powder and capsules, along with special teas. Each tea caters to different needs and lifestyles and are all refreshing and delicious. Enjoy them hot, cold, or in smoothies and other drinks. My personal favorite is Beauty Me, it’s dangerously rivaling the vegan matcha lattes I make with Energy! The social, environment and health benefits of ME Superfood’s Moringa in Japan and the flavor possibilities are endless! The team at HealthyTOKYO is constantly working hard to find new ways to help you be your best self and this collaboration with ME Superfood is another great addition to our ever expanding line up of goods.
*Always consult your physician when adding a new supplement to your diet.
*Please note Moringa is not recommended for consumption by pregnant women as it may cause contraction of the uterine walls and may result in miscarriage.