The Amazingly Simple Solution to Malnutrition

by Adrian Hines - Date: 2006-12-12 - Word Count: 383 Share This!

Moringa leaves could wipe out malnutrition in the world. Malnutrition is caused by an improper or insufficient diet. Malnutrition is the lack of sufficient nutrients to maintain healthy bodily functions. Simply put, malnourished people do not have enough proteins, calories, vitamins and minerals in their diets.

The Moringa oleifera tree is common to those in third world countries but unfamiliar to Americans. The Moringa oleifera is found primarily in arid, sub-tropic regions. Moringa is grown in over 82 countries and is known by over 200 different names. Everything from the seeds, to the leaves, to the stems is used. The only part of the Moringa tree that is not used is the bark because it is harmful. Some of the most common uses of the Moringa tree are water purification, vegetable oil for cooking, and traditional medicine. These are mainly used in the countries that Moringa is grown. There are over 300 folk medicine remedies that reference Moringa.

Out of 500,000 plants researched, experts are saying this is the most nutrient rich plant. People are lacking the essential nutrients in their daily diets. The Moringa leaf is the most potent part of the plant. Experts say gram for gram, fresh Moringa leaves contain 3 times the Potassium of bananas, 4 times the Vitamin A of carrots, 4 times the Calcium of milk, 2 times the protein of yogurt, and 7 times the Vitamin C of oranges. People all over this world need proper nutrition to engage in daily, physical activity. Below is a list of what essential nutrients do for the body.

Calcium helps to build strong bones and teeth.

Vitamin C helps to fight against a host of illnesses like colds and flus.

Vitamin A acts as a shield against eye disease, skin disease, heart ailments, diarrhea, and many other diseases.

Potassium is used for functioning of the brains and nerves.

Proteins are the basic building blocks of all our body cells.

There is a major risk that people take if eating healthy is not a top priority. Diabetes, obesity, cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular diseases are all diseases that affect millions of people a day. A change in dietary habits and physical activity can have a major impact in reducing the rates of these chronic diseases, often in a relatively short period of time.

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Adrian Hines is an indepedent distributor for Zija International. His vision is to change peoples' lives by helping them become healthy and wealthy. For more information please contact Adrian Hines at or 404-788-7575.

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