Extract from moringapedia.com
Moringa is a herb being the leaves from the Moringa Oleifera tree and is also known as horeshire herb or the horse radish tree, that are native to India but is also be grown in many different parts of the world. Moringa powder has a lot of different benefits for humans as it is known to help prevent several deadly diseases ranging from improved vision to preventing cancer and even taking care of your skin. But the big news is that researchers recently found out that moringa can also be used for weight loss.
Weight loss nutrients
Moringa leaves have beneficial plant compounds such as vitamins and minerals that can help you with instantly improved health.
These would be the list of compounds in moringa per 100 grams.
- Protein would be of 27 grams
- Sodium would be of 1.3 grams
- Fiber would be of 34 grams
- Sugar would be of 3 grams
- Fat is of 6 grams
This is just the list to give you a general idea to get started but in fact, Moringa also has a high number of phytates which make-up for minerals like zinc, iron and calcium. It is true that they can be a little harder to be absorbed in the human body. But on the other hand, phayates have the proper minerals and properties to battle against cancer and prevent it from growing at an early stage.
Moringa’s Role in Weight Loss
Now that we are aware of the contents of this miracle herb, let’s take a look at its role in weight loss and how it can be beneficial.
The recent animal and test tube studies prove that moringa enhances fat breakdown and reduces the formation of fat in bodies. Though we would like to mention here that these studies took place on animals due to ethical concerns and it is still unknown what effects it may have on a human body as we have yet to take a research at a larger scale to understand its complete effect.
But this does not mean that you have to lose hope because when taken a look at the other researches, it was concluded that the beneficial nutrients in moringa when combined with different weight loss foods can surely help in maintaining a healthy diet and speeding up the weight loss process.
Study on weight loss with Moringa:
Here we have consensus on a study conducted on a group of 41 obese people who were trying to lose weight along with diet and exercise. The results were as follow:
The study was conducted over a time period of 8 weeks where half the participants had diet food mixed with moringa while the other half was given simple weight loss food.
The first half of the people who were given the meals with moringa lost 4.8 kgs. Compared to the other half which didn’t have moringa in its diet – lost 1.8kgs less.
Very similar to the previous was held but on a very heavy and large scale. In this study the researchers picked out 130 overweight people and provided the half with the meals with moringa and half with no moringa. The ones who were provided with moringa lost 5.4kgs of weight over 16 weeks, compared to those (without moringa) who only lost 0.9kg of weight. Also those who took meals with moringa lowered bad cholesterol i.e. LDL and increased their good cholesterol i.e. HDL.
It is pretty evident through these results of the research that moringa creates a huge difference when included in diet and also improves health when taken over a consistent period of time.
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