Monday, August 25, 2008

Moringa Combats Global Malnutrition

While malnutrition in the United States may seem to be a ridiculous claim, it is in fact a grave reality. An estimated ninety-two percent (92%) of Americans are deficient in one or more essential vitamins and minerals. The confusion between starvation and malnutrition may be the chief cause of this general unawareness; starvation takes place when the body has gone too long without any type of food while malnutrition occurs when the body has been subjected for a period of time to a diet with insufficient nutrition. The fast food restaurants and frozen dinners that are so readily available in the US greatly add to the ever increasing malnutrition epidemic in our own homes.

Though it may seem hard to believe, obesity and malnutrition are very closely linked. There are approximately 1.1 billion overweight people in the world. When the body does not receive the proper nutrition, it reacts with what we often interpret as ‘hunger pains'. When these pains are felt, we normally respond by eating more food without necessarily increasing the quality of food. This adds to increased weight gain while our bodies are still craving essential nutrients. This lack of nutrition leads to decreased energy and performance as well as a multitude of diseases and deficiencies.

With many essential nutrients needed by the body, Moringa Supreme can help reduce malnutrition in our country. When added to your daily diet, Moringa will increase performance while enhancing your immune system and satisfying your body's true cravings.

Malnutrition in the World:

Malnutrition is a world wide problem. An estimated 854 million people throughout the world are malnourished; 820 million of these people live in developing countries. A portion of this undernourishment is also found here, in America , in our own homes where fast food and synthetic vitamins have replaced the more nutrient rich foods. One of the most common causes of infant death in developing countries is malnourishment; approximately 21 children die every minute from starvation.

In addition to the human suffering, malnutrition has negative effects on cognitive development, growth and health. Additionally, the negative effects extend beyond individual health to dramatically decrease labor productivity and the development of a nation. According to The World Bank, the global loss of social productivity in 1 year alone, caused by malnutrition is the equivalent of 46 million years of productive, disability-free life.*

A powerhouse of nutrition that grows precisely where it is most needed, Moringa can enable a malnourished mother to successfully nurse her starving infant by providing over 90 essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Its energizing effect is known to increase productivity and enhance overall performance. In addition to its ability to strengthen weak bones and reinvigorate the body, the crushed seeds of the Moringa tree effectively purify contaminated water. This is arguably the world's greatest health threat as over 1 billion people do not have access to clean drinking water. Containing almost every essential nutrient needed by the body, Moringa has the potential to make a huge positive impact on the world's malnutrition epidemic.

* World Development Report 1993: Investing in Health. Washington , DC , 1993. Oxford University Press.