To be healthy need not be expensive.
Growing up, I never had vitamin supplements or power drinks like Milo or Ovaltine. Bragging aside, my siblings and I were healthy and never frequent the doctor while growing up. We ate healthy – a lot of fruits and vegetables, especially Moringa!
Moringa Oleifera is a tropical tree that’s abundant in Asian countries like the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and India. Moringa is so packed with health benefits, it is called by many as super food. What’s good is, it can be made into powder. It is so easy even kids can make Moringa powder themselves.
Having experienced it and up until now I am still reaping the health benefits of Moringa, I would certainly without a doubt include it in my kids diet. For those who are unfamiliar with Moringa but have been hearing good stuff about it, and who would love to know more; here are some reasons why I include Moringa in my children’s diet.
1. Combat the effect of too much screen time.
Screen time is giving kid’s eyes nowadays so much strain. It is affecting their vision. A healthy amount of Vitamin A is definitely needed. Moringa is an excellent source of Vitamin A.
2. I’m not short. My height is just cute!
Your child may be dreaming of one day becoming a basketball player or a supermodel, help them attain this. As growing kids, they need hefty amount of protein to build and repair body tissues. With only just a cup of Moringa leaves, your child gets 2 grams of protein. Isn’t that great?
3. Can’t drink milk. Worry not!
For lactose intolerant kids, Moringa is one great source of Calcium as it has 4 times more than what is found in milk. And because there is a case of scoliosis in my side of the family, all the more my kids need this to have strong bones. You could just discreetly add Moringa to fruitshakes, other dishes like fried eggs with veggies and veggy nuggets, and may be to Jellies.
4. Keep the Doctor away with Moringa
Children and toddlers are prone to common colds and other illnesses caused by bacteria and viruses, Moringa boosts your kids immunity like no other. It has 7 times more Vitamin C than oranges, rich in antioxidant, and reduces inflammation.
5. The body’s Lego
The only vegetable that contains 9 essential amino acids that the body needs but could not synthsize on it own such as histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine. These are essentials in the overall development and bodily functions in cellular level. These amino acids are building blocks, somewhat similar to Legos, behind the normal functions of our cells, muscles, and other tissues.
Aside from these, Moringa is also rich in potassium, magnesium, Vitamin B6 and B2, and Iron. It also has loads of digestive fibers to aid your child’s digestion.
Your child could eat Moringa leaves as an ingredient in soup, or in powder form which you could add to a variety of food, drinks, or smoothies. There are so many creative ways to feed children with Moringa.
To be healthy need not be expensive. Moringa is the most affordable super food there is. In fact, in Asian countries you could just ask for this from a friend or a neighbor for FREE. However Moringa does not grow well in cold places, what’s good though is that it is available in powder form and can be bought online.