How To Add Moringa To Your Diet
Looking for ways to add Moringa to your diet and experience the many benefits? We’re glad you found us! Look below for some helpful tips for eating Moringa and also links to a growing list of Moringa recipes.
Gradually Increase Your Moringa Intake Over Time
When eating Moringa powder, start by eating 1/2 tsp a day. That isn’t much powder, but Moringa is a potent food, and your body needs time to adjust to it. If initially taken in large quantities, it can have a detoxifying effect on the body. In the second week of use, increase to 1 tsp per day and continue to slowly increase your consumption until you reach 1-2 Tbsp (3 – 6 tsp) per day. It may take you 3 – 4 weeks in total to ramp up your use. You will start feeling the positive effects within a couple of weeks even before you have finished ramping up your usage.
Fresh Moringa leaves are even more nutritious than the dried powder. Also, since they are in a completely natural form, you can generally ramp up consumption of fresh leaves faster than dried powder. Start by eating approximately 1/4 cup of loose leaves. Over a total of 2 – 3 weeks, ramp up to consuming 1 – 2 cups of Moringa a day. For Moringa recipes and to learn how to eat Moringa keep reading.
Moringa Weights and Measures
|Moringa Powder||Moringa Leaves|
|Starting Daily Intake||1||0.5||5||1/4|
|Typical Daily Intake||5 - 10||3 - 6||20 - 40||1 - 2|
How to Eat Moringa Powder
Ever wonder how to eat Moringa Powder? While you may be tempted to use Moringa powder in food that you are cooking, try to refrain from heating it for more than a few minutes. The powder will be most nutritious if consumed raw. If you want to add it to a dish you are cooking, then add the powder in the last few minutes of cooking to limit the exposure to heat. Try eating Moringa powder in the following ways:
How to Eat Moringa Leaves
Fresh Moringa leaves have a really potent aftertaste if eaten by themselves. Seconds after first chewing them, you would argue that you could eat a big handful of leaves–then, the powerful aftertaste or burning sensation kicks in; and you realize you don’t ever want to eat a handful of plain Moringa leaves! I have watched several people do this, and it’s quite comical. But don’t worry, I am amazed at how you almost can’t taste the leaves when they are added to other food.
Take the amount of fresh leaves you want to eat in a day and put them into a bowl. At meal times, set out your bowl of leaves and add them to your food. Each day, try to empty the bowl by the end of your last meal. This is an easy way to spread out eating fresh Moringa over the course of a day. Again, try to eat the leaves raw to get the most benefit from them. The following suggested ways of eating fresh leaves may help.
Moringa Capsule / Powder Usage Chart
|Daily Capsule Use||Equivalent teaspoons of powder||Days a 120 Capsules Will Last|
Moringa Tea is another great option to get your daily Moringa. Infused with nutrients this is really a convenient way to get many Moringa benefits. Unlike the powder or leaves, there is no need to ramp up your intake over time with the tea.
You can try brew your own tea with Moringa powder using a coffee maker and fine filter. Use about 3 grams of powder per cup of tea as a starting point and adjust for your taste.
We hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we enjoyed preparing them!