KALE IS SO '2014'

I bang on a little about this plant called moringa oleifera.  Ok, a lot.  I bang on about it A LOT.

But that’s because it’s so freaking awesome!!!

People sometimes ask me what it is; what it compares to…

Hmmmmm.  OXYGEN??  WATER??

Seriously though, that’s pretty much the way I see it.

It’s not breaking news that our nutrition isn’t what it was 50-100 years ago.  We’re seeing a regularity in illnesses and ailments our grandparents didn’t see, and generations before them certainly didn’t see.

WE’RE FACING A WORLDWIDE FAMINE!!  But it’s not a famine of CALORIES.  It’s a famine of NUTRITION.  Next level scary, if you ask me.

So how do we compensate…?

We pop multivitamins like they’re going out of bloody fashion – which is great; except do you ever wonder how much is actually being absorbed vs. excreted?  Do you research whether they’ve been manufactured synthetically?

Are you growing every single food that you place in your mouth?  Questionable for most, but if you are, props to you. 

SO THIS IS WHERE MORINGA COMES IN (and this is not ME making this up, do some study of your own)...

We’re talking about THE MOST NUTRIENT-RICH PLANT EVER DISCOVERED ON EARTH.  No shit.  End of story.

This is a blog, not a science lesson, so I don’t intend delivering a lecture – but just note: 90+ nutrients. 46 antioxidants.  36 anti-inflammatories.  All the omegas (3, 6 and 9).  18 amino acids.  Almost all the nutrients and vitamins you find in your fruit and veg, except in even better quantities.

To put it into perspective, the next closest plant to give it a run for its money has around 28 nutrients.  Nice try mate, go home.

So just ask yourself:

“If you had access to THE most nutrient dense plant ever discovered on earth, and had the opportunity to consume it daily, do you think that would be a good idea…?”

Just sayin’.

Fi Mathewson