Moringa, shield against free radicals
We hear a lot about free radicals. But what is it exactly? Why are they bad for the body? And how would our ME organic moringa powder help prevent it? Here are all questions that we will answer in this article.
All living things breathe because their organs need oxygen to live. This oxygen causes in each of the chemical reactions during which atoms are broken, thus forming unbalanced atoms or molecules which have unpaired electrons (but electrons go together). These are called free radicals. To stabilize themselves, these atoms or molecules are very reactive with the surrounding cells to which they attach themselves, making them in turn unstable. So there is a chain reaction.
Free radical damage
In fact, the human body inevitably produces free radicals. It makes it, for example, when cells convert what we ingest into energy. Our immune system (white blood cells) also makes it to destroy pathogenic cells. In small amounts, these substances are therefore harmless.
The problem arises when the formation of free radicals is accelerated, or even exacerbated, in particular by aggravating external factors: smoking, exposure to pollutants, an unbalanced and / or excessive diet … When they are too present, radicals free oxidize (poison) the organism from within; the immune system is saturated and healthy cells are affected. This phenomenon is called oxidative stress. It leads to the degeneration of the cells of our body, to their premature aging and to inflammations which cause various chronic and / or autoimmune diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc.
The antioxidant power of moringa
Luckily, nature is well made and our bodies also produce antioxidants to counter the action and formation of these free radicals. Antioxidants have extra electrons that they donate to atoms that lack them in order to stabilize them; this is how they “repair” and neutralize free radicals. Sometimes our antioxidant reserves turn out to be insufficient and we have to draw new sources from our food.
Many foods have anti-free radical substances. This is the case with fruits such as citrus fruits, grapes, apples, blackberries and even cranberries. Vegetables like carrots, tomatoes, cabbage, spinach and lamb’s lettuce also contain it. Not to mention legumes such as kidney beans and pinto beans or certain spices such as turmeric, cinnamon and cloves.
Rich in vitamin C (7 times more than an orange) and flavonoids (rutin, quercetin, apigenin, etc.), Moringa oleifera leaves are a powerful natural antioxidant. Reduced to powder, following a process (drying at low temperature, at less than 38 ° C) which preserves and further concentrates their nutrients (with the exception of the very fragile vitamin C), they are also easy to integrate daily into a diet: you can make hot or cool infusions of it, sprinkle it on all kinds of dishes, products or seasonings (yogurt, fruit salad, pastries, smoothies, soups, compotes, salad dressings).
For an effective and constant supply against free radicals, it is recommended to ingest 1 to 2 teaspoons of ME organic moringa powder, every day.