Sunday, August 24, 2008

Moringa the Natural Cure for Osteoporosis

Many women during their post menopausal period have problem of absorbing calcium into their bodies and many avoid calcium-rich dairy products because they have a higher fat content and more calories. So it is best to take Moringa, the richest source of calcium every day to prevent osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis literally means ''porous bones''. Porous bones are also brittle bones which can break even after minor trauma. Osteoporosis is a common problem which is likely to increase in the years to come because of a rapidly aging population. This disease is responsible for more than 1.5 million fractures annually. Osteoporosis is a bone disease in which the amount and quality of the bone is reduced, leading to fractures (broken bones). Osteoporosis is called "the silent thief" because it can progress without symptoms until a broken bone occurs. Calcium deficiency is perceived to be the major cause of Calcium deficiency.
Moringa Oleifera, commonly known as the Moringa tree, is considered to be most nutritious plant available on the earth. Moringa leaves have 4 times more Beta-Carotene than that of carrots, 17 times more calcium than that of milk and 25 times more iron than that of Spinach. Moringa Leaves and pods contain 90+ nutrients and 46 antioxidants. Moringa leaves have more antioxidants than the green leaves.

Moringa Leaves are one of the richest sources of natural Calcium. That's why people view Moringa leaves as the natural cure for Osteoporosis. For the middle aged men and women the body requires large amount of calcium to perform the normal metabolic activities. When the amount of Calcium in the regular diet is low, which is common always, the body will absorb the calcium stored in the bones, rendering the bones weak and susceptible for Osteoporosis.
Though many synthetic calcium supplements are available in the market, Moringa leaf powder is different from them in that it provides the natural calcium. Human body always recognizes the difference between the natural supplements and the synthetic and they tend to readily absorb the natural minerals. This way Moringa leaves offer calcium that is more bio-available and gives immediate effect.
Another fact about calcium is that it needs iron along with it for the maximum effect. Moringa leaves, with 25 times more iron than that of Spinach, provide both the iron and calcium together and help to cure osteoporosis. Regular intake of Moringa Leaves either in the form of dried green leaves, powder or in form will provide the necessary amount of Iron and calcium to the body. The middle aged women and senior citizens are the ones who reap the maximum benefits by the regular intake of Moringa leaves