Moringa Superfood for Super Bodybuilders

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Moringa Superfood for Super Bodybuilder

If you want to be a “Super Bodybuilder” then you need Superfood “Moringa”.

Bodybuilders think that they need protein to build big muscles, but what does the body do with protein?

Protein Metabolism

Proteins are the important tissue builders in body which help in the cell structure, functions, haemoglobin formation and to carry oxygen, enzyme for metabolic reaction and other functions in the body. Also, they supply the nitrogen for the DNA and RNA genetic materials and the energy production. This is because, protein contains long chain amino acids.

Protein metabolism is the process to breakdown foods that are used by the body to gain energy. 

Dietary proteins are first broken down to individual amino acids by various enzymes and hydrochloric acid present in the gastro-intestinal tract.  These amino acids are further broken down to α-keto acids which can be recycled in the body for generation of energy, and production of glucose or fat or other amino acids. This break-down of amino acids to α-keto acids occurs in the liver by a process known as transamination, which follows a bimolecular ping pong mechanism.

During protein metabolism, some of the protein will converted into glucose through gluconeogenesis process. (Formation of glucose from non-carbohydrate sources). 

Moringa Life - Protein Metabolism

In layman’s terms, your body needs to breakdown the protein into Amino Acids before restructuring it into the right strand of protein. Why not just give your body Amino Acids from the start? Then your body would not have to work double as hard.

The first thing you might be asking is, "What is an amino acid?" There are more than fifty, and each one of them is a little different. Amino acids are used in every cell of your body to build the proteins you need to survive. All organisms need some proteins, whether they are used in muscles or as simple structures in the cell membrane. Even though all organisms have differences, they still have one thing in common: the need for basic chemical building blocks.

Making Proteins

Even though scientists have discovered over 50 amino acids, only 20 are used to make something called proteins in your body. Of those twenty, nine are defined as essential. The other eleven can be synthesized by an adult body. Thousands of combinations of those twenty are used to make all the proteins in your body. Amino acids bond together to make long chains. Those long chains of amino acids are also called proteins. 

Protein Synthesis:

Essential Amino Acids: Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, and Valine.

Keywords: Moringa oleifera; Nutritional values; Carbohydrate; Protein; Fat; Crude fiber; Vitamins; Minerals; Amino acids

Nutritional Values of Moringa Oleifera:

Nutritional Value per 100g of Moringa Oleifera:

Carbohydrates                                9.1 g
Dietary fiber                                     2.1 g
Fat                                                   1.7 g
Protein                                             8.1 g

Vitamins content of Moringa Oleifera:

Vitamin A equiv.                               80 μg
Thiamine (B1)                                  0.103 mg
Riboflavin (B2)                                 0.112 mg
Niacin (B3)                                      1.5 mg
Pantothenic acid B5)                       0.48 mg
Vitamin B6                                       0.129 mg
Folate (B9)                                       41 μg
Vitamin C                                         8.6 mg

Minerals Content of Moringa Oleifera:

Calcium                                             99.1 mg
Iron                                                    1.3 mg
Magnesium                                        35.1 mg
Manganese                                        0.119 mg
Phosphorus                                       70.8 mg
Potassium                                          471 mg
Sodium                                               70 mg
Zinc                                                     0.85 mg

Essential amino acids of Moringa Oleifera (ug/ml):

Threonine                                           36.77
Valine                                                  22.1
Methionine                                          2.13
Leucine                                               20.50
Isoleucine                                            31.8
Phenylalanine                                      36.8
Histidine                                               30.88
Lysine                                                  27.67
Arginine                                               21.45

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