Moringa: The rise of a new superfood?

Moringa: The rise of a new superfood?
By Carolyn Heneghan | September 22, 2015 

Dive Brief:
·         Moringa is a master at survival: Drought-tolerant, it grows in dry, tropical climates and offers a nutritious food option for people living in developing countries. 
·         At the same time, moringa is vying for a position as the next superfood trend in the U.S., where it is most commonly found in the form of bars and supplements.
·         Moringa is also said to have health benefits such as high levels of protein, calcium, vitamin C, iron, and antioxidants, per a nutritional biochemist. This nutritional profile could stand moringa up against products that food companies traditionally use to provide nutritional value, such as milk, yogurt, and oranges.
Dive Insight:
When a food ends up bearing the superfood tag in the U.S., it's not uncommon for food companies to jump at the opportunity to use the trending ingredient. Global Industry Analysts predicted that the functional food, or superfood, market would reach $130 billion this year.
Acai berries, kale, quinoa, and chia seeds have all been deemed superfoods and have attracted the attention of consumers, health experts, and food companies, which integrate these superfoods into their products. 
However, some experts have called superfoods and their nutritional powers into question. They say the superfood label may be more of a marketing ploy by food companies looking to make products more attractive to the health-conscious consumer.

Ginger Destroys Cancer More Effectively than Death-Linked Cancer Drugs

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Ginger Destroys Cancer More Effectively than Death-Linked Cancer Drugs
Ginger, a cousin spice of super anti-cancer substance turmeric, is known for its ability to shrink tumors. Astoundingly, it is even more effective than many cancer drugs, which have been shown to be completely ineffective and actually accelerate the death of cancer patients. Commonly consumed across the world in small doses among food and beverage products, the medicinal properties of ginger far surpass even advanced pharmaceutical inventions.
The subject of one study based out of Georgia State University, whole ginger extract was revealed to shrink prostate tumor size by a whopping 56% in mice.
The anticancer properties were observed in addition to ginger’s role in reducing inflammation as well as being a rich source of life-enhancing antioxidants.
But what about cancer drugs? Could this simple spice really topple the advanced pharmaceuticals that are often touted as the ‘only option’ for cancer patients by medical doctors?
It turns out that cancer drugs are not only severely ineffective at permanently shrinking tumors, but they actually make tumors larger and kill the patient more quickly.
More specifically, the tumors have been found to ‘metasize’, meaning they come back bigger and more stronger than their original size. What’s more, the ‘metasizing’ was found to be very aggressive. According to scientists Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, the premium priced drugs were little more than death sentences for many patients.
“Whatever manipulations we’re doing to tumors can inadvertently do something to increase the tumor numbers to become more metastatic, which is what kills patients at the end of the day,” said study author Dr. Raghu Kalluri.
These are the very drugs considered to be the scientifically proven solution by mainstream health officials.
Meanwhile, ginger presents virtually no side effects and has been used as a food product by many cultures for countless centuries. Instead of creating super tumors, whole ginger extract was shown to exert significant growth-inhibiting and death-inductory effects in a spectrum of prostate cancer cells.