Moringa Oleifera is native to India but currently grown across the world especially Africa. Several studies done have shown Moringa Oleifera’s high antioxidant levels much higher than most of fruits and vegetables which have been traditionally known to contain high levels of anti-oxidants. Study done in India showed that the Total Phenolic Content of Moringa leaves ranged from 141.59 mgGAE/100 g to 185.32 mgGAE/100g while Ferric Reducing Ability of Plasma(FRAP) levels ranged from 0.49 mg/g to 0.7 mg/g. The measurements above indicate moringa’s strong ability to neutralise free radicals.
Before we go any further , lets understand some terms.
WHAT ARE ANTI-OXIDANTS?
Anti-oxidants are chemicals mainly naturally found in plants( fruits and vegetables). In our body, these anti-oxidants have several life saving properties, but for the sake of this post, we will dwell much on cancer preventing properties.
WHAT CAUSES CANCER?
Cancer is caused by several factors. Some are born with the causes (genetic) , chemicals, food, free radicals etc.
WHAT ARE FREE RADICALS.
Let’s call them chemicals as well. But, the most important issue is how do they get into our body, to cause cancer? We can get them into the body from the skin, food we eat( that delicious fried beef/ chicken/fish/vegetable), medicines we take (the broken down by products) .
HOW DO THE ANTIOXIDANTS IN MORINGA OLEIFERA PREVENT CANCER?
The antioxidants neutralize the free radicals hence making them harmless to our body. It’s that simple .
BOTTOM LINE LIFE SAVING ADVISE.
Let’s eat Moringa Oleifera products ( leaf and fruits) as they have shown to contain high levels of antioxidants which have been scientifically shown to prevent Cancer and other non communicable diseases including Type 2 diabetes and hypertension.