Seema Chandra, Food Editor, NDTV, Updated: July 20, 2013 10:08 IST
I am not a fan of dietary food supplements, as my views on food are a bit old world, you could say. My firm belief is that you should get your daily nutritional requirements from the food you eat, instead of popping pills and powders.
But all that changed recently. It all started when a friend who runs an organic store convinced me to try a new 'super food'. It was a powder and unlike other super foods like Quinoa or Goji berries, this was grown in India. Nothing exotic, nothing that was imported from across the seas. So I decided to do a bit of research and found lots of health-ridden potents - antioxidants, phyto-nutrients, vitamin A, iron and vitamin C and so on and so forth. Most crucially as my friend explained, it will fight fatigue and boost your immune system. So I decided to take the plunge and consumed it for over two months, almost daily. I knew I had stumbled upon something special.
Before you get too impatient, let me tell you that this miracle powder is called Moringa. It's the Moringa leaf that's dried at low temperatures and then crushed and made into a powder. You may not have heard about it, but it's nothing but drumstick powder from the Moringa tree, also called horseradish tree or drumstick tree.