Moringa earned the name "miracle tree" as it's packed with important nourishment and medicinal properties to help keep you healthy. It's certainty a live-saver in remote parts of the world because its seeds help purify dirty drinking water. The leaves are useful too, providing important protein, vitamins and phytochemicals. You'll mostly find moringa in powder form in the U.S., so try adding it to your smoothies, soups, casseroles and stews as a supplement. In order to eat raw leaves, you will need to transfer to a tropical climate where the trees grow.

If you are sick and tired of the same old protein powder shakes, try moringa leaves in a smoothie instead -- moringa provides all nine essential amino acids. You will also get vitamin C, beta-carotene, iron, calcium and potassium from moringa. These keep your bones, skin, teeth, muscles and immune system healthy. After exercising, moringa can assist your muscles recover quickly from a tough workout and may prevent injuries and minimize inflammation. Moringa was called an "ideal dietary supplement" by writers of scientific study published in the journal "Phytotherapy Research."

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