S2E50 - Unpacking the Superfood Moringa



Show Summary: 

"Based on the scientific research of Dr. Jed Fahey, who started the Chemo Protective Institute at Johns Hopkins University, cruciferous Moringa and Broccoli share closest properties such as the NRF2 pathways and sulforaphane, which detoxifies and fights off cancer."


Moringa is the phenomenal superfood you never thought you needed. A humble yet miraculous tree found in third world countries, its leaves are the locals' secret that keeps their bodies healthy and strong. 


Declared the national vegetable in the Philippines and a staple of ancient Ayurvedic medicine, it is a source of 49 vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids, not to mention the abundant medicinal benefits of its tiny leaves and the entire tree.


Our guest, Lisa Curtis, is the CEO and Founder of Kuli Kuli Inc. She was a former Peace Corps assigned to Niger, Africa, and as a vegetarian, she survived only through the subsistence of rice and millet. Feeling terrible, she soon learned of the amazing Kuli Kuli, or what is globally known as Moringa Oleifera.


After including Moringa in her daily diet, she dramatically felt energized, and her joints hurt much less. Then, through more profound research, she knew that bringing it to America would positively impact more people and even help save the planet. As a result, they distribute 90% of their products with post-consumer recycled plastic and have planted 24 million trees in their supply chain.


Combat malnutrition and hunger in your own home through Moringa. Join us and listen to Episode 49 of the Gutsy Health Podcast to learn more!


Exceptional Highlights:

  • Offering a wide range of health benefits, the Moringa has high fiber, helps with satiety, weight management, blood sugar, and cholesterol control, and even lactation enhancement for breastfeeding moms. 


  • Moringa has nine times more protein than yogurt, ten times more vitamin A than carrots, 15 times more potassium than bananas, 17 times more calcium than milk, and 25 times more iron than spinach. 


  • Moringa is more bioavailable than Turmeric, which means that the absorption rate of its potent active ingredients is higher.


Show Highlights: 


Pickers communities in the US are obsessed with Moringa because it provides everything the body needs. 

Lisa Curtis 09:32

  • Composed of 80% water, it has more space to carry macronutrients and phytonutrients in its leaves. It's also anti-inflammation, anti-cancer, and a cruciferous vegetable.


Kuli Kuli products contain 400 to 500 milligrams of active Moringa ingredients.

Lisa Curtis 18:03

  • Moringa can be mixed in for lattes, oatmeal, and pancakes. Superfood shakes, peanut butter, chocolate bars, and gummies are also perfect for kids. Use the code GUTSY to get 30% off when you order.


Practical and helpful tips on incorporating Moringa into your food and lifestyle.

Lisa Curtis 24:24 

  • Start with a rounded tablespoon. Once you get used to it, you can add a couple more teaspoons. An alternative to caffeine, Moringa boosts your energy to get you through sleepy afternoons. 


Kale's origin as a superfood example of how it took time before it became widely accepted

Lisa Curtis 28:04

  • Kale was a backyard weed that Pizza Hut only purchased as a garnish or a salad bar ornament fifteen years ago. Since then, the American palate has evolved and is more open to bitter tastes due to its superior nutritional content.


Kuli Kuli collaborates with small community farmers who grow and cultivate Moringa in their local backyard.

Lisa Curtis 32:00

  • With leaves picked up from the tree, these are washed, dried, and milled into raw, green powder. Low heat processing eliminates harmful bacteria while preserving its precious nutrients.


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