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Moringa Powder and Digestion

Do you feel bloated after a meal, digestion issues, have reoccurring acne (especially around the jawline), mood swings, brain fog, chronic fatigue, or eczema? You may have leaky gut syndrome. Keep reading until the end of the article how moringa can help your digestion.

Leaky Gut occurs when the junctions of your intestine which control the movement of particles into your bloodstream, become loose. When your gut becomes leaky or permeable, substances such as toxins, microbes, and undigested food particles can escape from your small intestine and travel into your bloodstream.

Your immune system marks these “foreign invaders” as pathogens and attacks them. The consequence is systemic inflammation which may contribute to the development of inflammatory diseases, digestive symptoms, IBS, poor immune function and skin issues such as acne, rashes, and rosacea. This can contribute to poor absorption of nutrients from your food. 

 

 

Causes of Leaky Gut Syndrome

1. Chronic stress
2. Gluten intake in sensitive individuals
3. Excess lectin intake in sensitive individuals
4. A diet high in refined foods and low in dietary fiber
5. NSAIDs, PPIs, and antibiotics
6. Gut dysbiosis
7. Bacterial infections (SIBO), candida overgrowth, parasite and fungal infections
8. Food sensitivities
9. Aging
10. Excess alcohol intake

 

How do we Make our Food Easier to Digest?

Increasing bioavailability by soaking, sprouting or fermenting will make foods more easily digestible and help avoid gut issues. 

 

How will Moringa Powder Help my Gut?

Moringa powder is a natural source of many nutrients, it is highly bioavailable, therefore, our bodies can absorb the benefits more easily than taking synthetic supplements.

  • 90+ vitamins and minerals
  • 46 active anti-oxidants
  • 36 anti-inflammatory compounds
  • All vitamins A through K
  • A rich source of iron
  • Omegas 3,6, and 9
  • All 9 essential amino acids
  • 9 non-essential amino acids
  • 30% complete plant protein
  • 24% fibre 

 

Moringa is a natural adaptogen which is a natural way for individuals to adapt to stress. Studies show that adaptogens not only help the body to cope with stress but can enhance general health and performance. 

Moringa is rich in calcium which is a precursor to many digestive enzymes and is also a good source of dietary fiber. Fiber supports a healthy digestive system for individuals by feeling fuller (helps prevent overeating) and provides healthy bowel regularity.

Our skin is our largest organ and to address any issues, we have to look at the gut!  Moringa is rich in vitamin A and E which protects the skin from free radicals and helps fight premature aging. Moringa is a powerhouse of antioxidants and especially rich in polyphenols.

Tiredness and fatigue affect almost everyone. Moringa provides a good source of iron making it ideal for vegans and vegetarians and those suffering from anemia. Supplementing with moringa powder daily is a good start to help prevent tiredness and fatigue.

 

Gut issues like bloating and indigestion have become the norm in society. What if it didn’t have to be? What if we could eat a meal and feel satisfied with none of the symptoms listed above? Well, you can. Find the source of the issue and visit a doctor, naturopath and/or a nutritionist to diagnose if you have IBS, leaky gut, or any food sensitivities etc. Certain tests can be performed to confirm if you have any severe gut issues and a health practitioner can direct you to the next step of healing. 

 

Buy Organic Moringa Powder

Use discount code “VERITY15” at the checkout to receive 15% off!

 

If you have any nutrition concerns or need help with meal planning regarding your gut diagnosis, please email me at renee@veritynutrition.com.

 

Yours in good health,

 

Renee