Is Moringa good or bad for diabetes
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Hi, I'm Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com, researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I'm going to answer the question, it's good moringa for diabetes. But before you begin, be sure to download my free book for diabetes control, which also includes a food guide for diabetes (food to eat and avoid).
When I received this question, like many of you, I first had to ask myself: "What is moringa?"
So, a little research and I found that Moringa is a tree that is actually Moringa Oleifera, but many people just call it Moringa. And practically all its parts are edible. Some people use the pods for cooking, while others use the leaves. The oils can be extracted from the seeds and the roots are also edible. And, the flowers of this tree are considered delicious with a texture and flavor similar to a mushroom.
It is native to northern India, but is also found in Thailand, the Philippines, Africa and Taiwan.
I found some people who call it "horseradish" because of the flavor of the roots and other parts of the tree. Lately it is called the "miraculous mystic tree" with claims to cure many diseases.
In a portion of Moringa Oleifera leaves, you can find:
22% of the daily value of vitamin C, 41% of the daily value of potassium, 61% of the daily value of magnesium, 71% of the daily value of iron, 125% of the daily value of calcium, 272% of the daily value of vitamin A, 92 nutrients, 46 antioxidants 36 anti-inflammatory, 18 amino acids, 9 essential amino acids.
That's a lot! And it sounds great so far!
A 2015 study at the University of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia concluded that extracts of moringa leaves possess antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic properties, and alleviate pancreatic damage in diabetic rats. The beneficial effects of plant material on the inhibition of complications induced by diabetes are being investigated.
Another study conducted in 2015 at King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia found that antioxidants and flavonoids in moringa almost restored diabetic rats in their study to their normal and healthy state.
However, the Ottawa Hospital research team also concluded that while these and other studies are promising, "according to the available experimental evidence, molinga has some therapeutic potential for chronic hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia. recommend in any formulation for the treatment of these metabolic disorders in humans, should carry out cutting-edge clinical studies to establish the consistency of its medicinal efficacy and the safest modes of its administration ".
So, is moringa good for diabetes? It seems that it is safe. You can buy supplements, powdered leaves and other extracts online and at some health food stores. Will your diabetes cure? No. It can certainly help some reduce their blood sugar levels and control lipids, but it will not make diabetes go away.
I hope this answer your question is good or bad for diabetes. Do not forget to get your diabetes control book.
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