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A tree native to the foothills of the Himalayas and cultivated in South America and Africa. The tiny leaves are typically ground and consumed in tablet or powder form.
This little plant contains 46 different antioxidants, which help fight, oh, every disease ever. Moringa was recently named the most antioxidant-potent source on earth in a study by Brunswick Laboratories. Antioxidants help fight free radicals -- damaged cells -- and help prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetes and even (gasp!) aging. In a gram-by-gram comparison, moringa leaves contain seven times the vitamin C of an orange, four times the calcium of a glass of milk, four times the vitamin A of a carrot and three times the potassium of a banana.
How to Eat It:
Fresh moringa leaves are hard to find in the US (unless you're growing a tree in your back yard), but health food stores carry it in powder or tea form. Moringa enthusiasts add the leaves or powder to smoothies.
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