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Phenomenal Malunggay to boost the immune system

Health officials are promoting the lowly Malunggay leaves as among the various vegetables (and fruits) to help boost the immune system (especially in time of the current health crisis).

The World Health Organization considers it as a low-cost health enhancer as it can be planted anywhere. Malunggay, scientifically known as Moringa oleifera, is dubbed as a miracle vegetable and nature’s medicine cabinet.

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Malunggay is rich in Vitamins A, C, E, protein, iron, calcium, phosphorus, phytochemicals, and fiber which makes it a perfect aid in boosting one’s immune system.

Earlier, Health Secretary Francisco Duque recommended to public to add malunggay in their diet to have a stronger immune system.

“Drink fruit juices rich in Vitamin C. Put malunggay in your soup,” he said in an interview. Source: gmanetwork.com

Here’s some helpful information about the lowly yet phenomenal Malunggay:

  1. Malunggay leaves helps strengthens the immune system.
  2. Malunggay can help restores skin condition like acne treatment, controls blood pressure, relieves headaches and migraines.
  3. Malunggay tea can help strengthen the eye muscles.
  4. Malunggay tea can help heal inflammation of the joints and tendons.
  5. Malunggay tea can prevent intestinal worms.
  6. Malunggay can help increase semen count.
  7. Malunggay help normalize blood sugar level therefore preventing diabetes.
  8. Malunggay has anti-cancer compounds (phytochemicals) that help stop the growth of cancer cells.
  9. Malunggay helps relax and promotes good night sleep.
  10. Malunggay tea is used to treat fever and asthma.
  11. Malunggay help heals ulcers.
  12. Malunggay is high in calcium (four times the calcium in milk), therefore lactating mothers are advised to consume malunggay leaves to produce more milk for their babies. The young malunggay leaves are also boiled and taken as tea.
  13. Malunggay contains three times the potassium in bananas.
  14. Malunggay contain four times the vitamin A in carrots.
  15. An ounce of malunggay has the same Vitamin C content as seven oranges.
  16. Malunggay leaves contain two times the protein in milk.
  17. Malunggay seed is used to clean dirty or polluted water.

Source: http://www.yamikitchen.com/phenomenal-malunggay-leaves/

You can check my recipes with Malunggay ingredients from the links below:

How to help mango farmers in Luzon

A Filipino chef and food advocate recently urged the public to help mango farmers from Luzon.

Through his Facebook post, Chef Jam Melchor, who is also the founder of the Philippine Culinary Heritage Movement, has made the following appeal.

“Food industry friends, we need to help our mango farmers! Sweet, velvety, soft and scandalously succulent – we have the best mangoes in the world!

This season, they are producing about 100 tons per week. One truck can contain 4 tons. They can give it at P25/K if 4 tons ang order. Export grade is at P50/k. You may call DA Main office (AMAS) at (02) 925 3795 so they can link you directly to these mango producers.

Remember that picture of tons and tons of locally grown tomatoes dumped by farmers in Laguna in a waste dumpsite last year was very troubling. For one, the farmers toiled to grow those tomatoes and they got nothing for their effort.

Those tomato farmers figured they have nothing more to lose and decided to keep their pride by dumping their produce instead. That deprived the traders of the opportunity to make their unholy profits at their expense.

Let us not wait for the time when our farmers will give up on us. It is time to rethink how each of us can help them, even in small ways.” #PhilippineMango#SupportourFarmers #LoveLocal #ItsmorefuninthePhilippines#PreserveFilipinoFood

Credit: Jam Melchor