28 Aug Sports Nutrition – Best Tea for Immunity & Exercise Performance
Moringa oleifera (Drum stick tree) is being used for centuries for its numerous health benefits. It came into the limelight in the ’90s, when a deadly drought, hit Senegal & a partial area of Central Africa. It crowned the title of Super-food & help survive the humans & livestock during this quagmire. Since then, Moringa, as a product has observed exponential growth & is being marketed in the form of Moringa tea, Moringa tablets, capsules and oils.
Moringa contains many healthful compounds such as:
- 90 micronutrients,
- 46 Antioxidants
- 18 Amino acids
- 9 essential amino acids
- The abundance of Omega, 3, 6 & 9.
- 36 anti-inflammatory agents
Benefits of Moringa for Sportsman & Athletes
During intense athletic activity, it is difficult for the body to compensate and deal with the free radicals that result from this activity. Here nutritional super-food moringa can help your body in its healing and strengthening process.
A balanced Portion of Protein
Athletes & bodybuilders have usually more muscle wear & teas as a result of their strenuous exercise routine. A sufficient, healthy & daily intake of protein is imperative for sports enthusiasts than a commoner, mouse-potato.
Amino acids are the building blocks of the body and Moringa contains 18 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids (histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine) that a human body is unable to produce, hence making it a complete protein source.
According to USDA ( US Dept. of Agriculture), 100gm of dried Moringa leaves (drum stick leaves) contains 9.4 gm of protein, which is more 2X more than Soya.
Furthermore, Moringa contains plant-based protein All about TestRule — A Steroid Before/After hcg in australia yale and uconn are among recipients of sackler family money now confronting questions about the opioid crisis and purdue pharma which contains more fibre and fewer calories, making it more suitable for individuals who roving for lesser fat accumulation with better muscle building & strength
Helps counter inflammation
During exercise & workouts, muscles are torn & damaged due to the extra stress they bear. The human body is endowed with an auto-recovery process to such damages, by restocking the blood flow and oxygen to affected tissues. Recovery happens & we got the muscles that are tougher & sturdy before.
Moringa contains 36 anti-inflammatory agents, along with isocyanates and bisphenols. A study revealed that Moringa can help cure acute inflammatory conditions. Including Moringa in any form like Moringa Tea, can help you manage the necessities of your athletic body & keep performing during training.
High-intensity bodywork can elevate the levels of oxidative stress. Oxidative stress occurs when there is disparity or imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body. Antioxidants can be highly beneficial to your body if you are indulged in endurance sports, as they improve performance by reducing anti-oxidants triggered during workouts. They reduce the training stress and help recover swiftly.
Moringa contains querceting & chlorogenic acids, known anti-oxidant agents that cleanse the waste, repair cells & sooth muscles.
Accompanied by mental & physical tiredness & stress, fatigue makes it hard to initiate & sustain the daily chores. A co-relational Study conducted to see the effects of Moringa oleifera extract on swimming performance revealed that Moringa helps augment the swimming activity time, increase haemoglobin & glucose levels along with muscle glycogen reserve. Further, its anti-fatigue properties were demonstrated as Moringa improved body energy reserve and reduced the tissue build-up of lactic acid.
Electrolytes are minerals that conduct and carry an electric charge and are responsible for various functions in the body. For instance, minerals like potassium, calcium and sodium are required to contact the muscles and their deficiency or any disparity can cause abnormal contraction & weak muscles.
Moringa is loaded with such minerals. 100gm of dried Moringa leaves contains 185 gm of Calcium, which is 17 x more than milk; 337mg of potassium, which is 15X more than found in bananas.
Having a cup of Moringa tea after the workout only helps maintain electrolyte balance but also keeps hydrated.
Vitamin B is essential for glycolysis and energy production. Your body will not generate enough energy if you are vitamin B deficient, despite the sufficient daily intake of proteins and carbohydrates. For instance, B vitamin Thiamine plays an important role in converting sugar into energy.
Moringa leaves contain the essential vitamins B1, B2, B3 & B7. According to the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA), 100 gm of dried Moringa leaves contains 0.257 g of Thiamine, 0.66 mg of Riboflavin, 2.22 mg of Niacin & 1.2 mg of Vitamin B-6.
Iron For mental & Physical Agility
Iron plays a vital role in the transportation of oxygen to cells and tissues of the body. Hence it is a dire need for athletes involved in high endurance workouts, as there is more stress on the muscles, demanding more supply of oxygen than an ordinary human.
Iron can be sourced from animals (meat, eggs, seafood etc. and from Plants as well. Who does not know the name of Spinach as a vital source of iron from the Plant Kingdom? To your surprise, Moringa has 25X more iron than spinach (As per the Database of USDA).
Secondly, Vitamin C is required for the healthy absorption of iron in the body. Moringa contains 7X more vitamin C than oranges.
The required daily quantity of Iron per day is 8.7mg for men over 18 years & 14.8 a day for Women between 18-50 Years.
Calcium – A source of Healthy Bones
Calcium is vital for strong bones; a linchpin of endurance sports. Moringa has more calcium than milk and yoghurt, or statistically speaking 17X more calcium than milk. Other than building healthier bones, calcium plays a fundamental role in the contraction of heart muscles and blood supply to the brain.
As per USDA, 100 gm of dried moringa leaves contain 185 mg of Calcium.
Improved immunity – Key to a consistent workout
Immunity is the body’s ability to fight the bacteria and viruses responsible for various diseases.
Medicinal Moringa leaves (Drumstick leaves) are packed with rich phytonutrients that strengthen the immune system and allow it to fight off infections. Moringa contains vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron, all of which promote a strong immune system & keep you healthy for consistent and more productive workout sessions.
You can buy Moringa tea (blended with Japanese Matcha & Chinese oolong tea from here.
Benefits of Matcha Tea for Sports performance
Matcha is stone-ground green tea leaves from the Camellia Sinensis plant, which is shade-grown for three weeks prior to harvest. Growing using this method allows the plant to produce more chlorophyll, as well as more nutrients and amino acids, notably L-theanine.
As a result of L-theanine’s slow release of caffeine, you get many positive results, improved focus for a longer period of time during work out, without being anxiety-ridden or suffering from caffeine withdrawal, afterwards.
Matcha contains a powerful antioxidant, called catechins, which is well known for countering free radicals its metabolism-boosting properties.
Oolong tea is made from the leaves for camellia sinesis, the same plant used to make black & green tea. What makes oolong different from Green tea & Balck tea is the oxidization process. Black tea is fully oxidized, whereas oolong tea is slightly oxidized. This partial oxidation helps retain more nutrients & antioxidants than conventional black & green tea.
Caffeine, which is found in oolong tea, helps to boost the brain. The central nervous system (CNS), heart, and muscles are stimulated by caffeine.
Oolong tea also contains a type of amino acid, theanine which helps to enhance muscles relaxation & reduce fatigue. Oolong tea, blended with Matcha & Moringa is available to buy online in Pakistan.
Moringa Triple Leaf Tea – Blend of Moringa, Matcha & Oolong Tea
What about having all these three super-herbs in a single cup? (Moringa, Japanese Matcha & Chinese oolong tea) ?
Master blenders of Masood have carefully all these herbs together to formulate a unique, Moringa tea super blend, Moringa Triple leaf tea. Boil water and allow it to cool slightly. Pour hot water into a cup and add one teabag per cup. Brew it for 2-3 minutes and stir, Enjoy the synergy of three premium botanicals in a single cup & make your workout more, sensational, enjoyable and stimulating.
You can buy this nutritious blend of Moringa Tea in Pakistan from here.