1. Moringa Oleifera Leaf Powder:
Moringa Oleifera is also known as the drumstick tree has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. The stem, leaves, bark, flower, fruit, and several other parts of the plant can be used in different ways. Moringa has antifungal, antiviral, antidepressant, and anti-inflammatory properties."
She further adds that Moringa is rich in essential minerals. It is a non-dairy source of calcium. Moringa can also add other nutrients like potassium, zinc, magnesium, iron, copper, phosphorus, and zinc to your diet.
Several early studies show that insulin-like proteins found in moringa may help lower blood sugar. Plant chemicals found in the leaves might help the body process sugar better, and it may affect how the body releases insulin.
The effect on blood sugar levels!
The dietician says, "Moringa leaves have Quercetin which is an antioxidant that helps to lower blood pressure and another antioxidant is Chlorogenic acid which stabilizes blood sugar levels. The Chlorogenic acid found in moringa may help the body process sugar better and affect insulin too."
"The antibiotic and antibacterial properties of moringa may also help prevent digestive disorders like constipation, gastritis, and ulcerative colitis as it inhibits the growth of various pathogens," she adds.
2. Stevia Leaf Powder (Sweet Green Powder)
Stevia is a sugar substitute that contains very few calories. There is growing interest in its use to help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels.
Stevia contains compounds called steviol glycosides that are about 150–300 times sweeterTrusted Source than sugar. However, stevia is so low in calories that it is technically a “zero-calorie” product.
Although they are sweet, steviol glycosides can leave a bitter aftertaste, so most stevia products contain other ingredients to counteract this.
3. Bitter Melon Capsules
Bitter melon contains many nutrients that can be beneficial to your health. It's linked to lowering blood sugar, which some studies suggest means it can aid in diabetes treatment. Bitter melon is considered complementary or alternative medicine.
Bitter melon is linked to lowering the body’s blood sugar. This is because the bitter melon has properties that act like insulin, which helps bring glucose into the cells for energy.
The consumption of bitter melon can help your cells use glucose and move it to your liver, muscles, and fat. The melon may also be able to help your body retain nutrients by blocking their conversion to glucose that ends up in your bloodstream.
4. Wholegrain Quinoa Seeds (Grains)
With quinoa being an insoluble fiber, it helps increase the feeling of fullness, keeping you fuller for longer and aiding in weight loss. As it is also rich in dietary fiber and protein, it increases metabolism and reduces food cravings, thereby decreasing calorie intake. Substituting traditional grains like rice or wheat with quinoa could be a small change that will provide more protein and fiber and help reach weight loss goals. Quinoa is particularly helpful for vegetarians trying to lose weight who have trouble finding foods that will fill them up. Quinoa is also low on the glycemic index (GI) and which means that quinoa is safe for diabetes and helps keep blood sugar under control. Therefore, quinoa is an excellent choice for weight-conscious people, for it helps curb appetite and also adds a nice texture to food.
Q. Will it be okay to eat quinoa every day?
A. It is always good to incorporate different types of grains in your diet to get benefits from a different spectrum of nutrients from different foods. However, quinoa can surely be used to replace the daily grains like rice and roti as well as other pulses due to it being a complete protein as well as the vast array of nutrients quinoa contains.
Q. Is quinoa good for your diet?
A. Quinoa is rich in protein, good fats, fiber as well as a lot of vitamins and minerals thereby making it a great choice of food to be used in any diet.
What is in the box?
- Moringa Oleifera Leaf Powder 150g
- Stevia Leaf Powder 100g
- Bitter Melon Capsules (90-Count)
- Wholegrain Quinoa Seeds (Half kg)