Moringa for weight loss we explore
In this post we are going to cover a number of ways to use moringa for losing weight.
There are many moringa weight loss testimonials and posts associating moringa with weight loss.
Moringa has more benefits than almost any other natural ingredient. So it is not really surprising that there is interest to explore if this magic ben tree (as moringa is often called) benefits extend to losing weight.
If you like to really get into moringa - then read our post on how to grow your own moringa tree.
So before we get into the details lets give you the quick answer.
Can Moringa Help You Lose Weight?
- It can also reduce appetite
- Burn fat
- Promote stable blood sugar levels
- Give a boost of healthy energy
Plus more which we cover in more detail below.
This list gives you the main reason why moringa is an excellent choice if you’re looking to shed a few pounds.
Moringa dosage for weight loss is 900 mg daily: One one 8-week study of 41 obese people those taking 900 mg of a supplement containing moringa had a great result of almost 5kg.
As we move through this article we also cover moringa recipes for weight loss.
Moringa Weight Loss-Scientific Research And Studies
There are many research papers indicating there is a direct correlation between moringa for weight loss. [Ref: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22995673]
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A weight loss study in obese human subjects was evaluated in an 8-weeks randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study (Clinical Trial Registration no. ISRCTN37381706). Fifty obese subjects were tested - those that were given the moringa supplement showed significant wieght loss.
How does Moringa Help Me Lose Weight?
Below are the key ways moringa helps you lose the pounds.
Stable Blood Sugar
Moringa has a low glycemic index. Because of this it does not make your glucose levels to go really high quickly and then drop back down. Foods that have a low GI prevent spikes in blood sugar unlike a chocolate bar. Its these rapid rises in sugar that actually slow your metabolism and can cause you to gain weight.
Moringa promotes stable blood sugar level by having a high fiber content. But importantly is contains secondary metabolites like flavonoids and phenolic acids which help inhibit amylase activity. Amylase is a enzyme in your digestive system that helps you metabolize starchy foods into glucose. Also moringa helps the gut from absorbing starch and glucose.
Stop Food Cravings
Body Metabolism Stimulated
The leaves of the moringa plant contains a good amount of chlorogenic acid. This acid is an antioxidant which is also found in coffee. This antioxidant stimulates the body's metabolism.
Other Benefits of Moringa
- Supports heart health
- Stimulates sex drive
- Protects the liver
- Enhances mood
- Promotes wound healing
- Promotes prostate health
- Can be used as a soap
To learn more, check out our article about the amazing benefits of moringa.
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Moringa Tea for Weight Loss
I love a good tea and now I start my day with a moringa tea for weight loss. I and lots of other people have reported positive weight reductions by drinking this tea. Now I know why many people are now calling moringa tea the weight loss tea.
Now a bit of advice - Pure moringa tea has an earthy flavour. If you do not like the taste then there are lots of nice additives you can put to keep it healthy - my favourite is mint.
Making the brew is easy.
Just steep the moringa in hot water, and add any other fresh ingredients for flavour. We have a review of the top moringa tea bags if you prefer a slightly easier way to make tea.
Review of Moringa Pills & Capsules that you can use- read our article here.
Moringa Powder for Weight Loss
Moringa in its powdered form is one of the most versatile in how it can be used to help the body shed pounds, support a fasting diet and help to to get that nice flat stomach you want for summer.
How to Use Moringa Powder to Lose Weight
There are many different recipes that assist in the use of moringa powder for weight loss. One of the best ways is to put some iced water in the fridge with lemon and stir in some powder.
how to use moringa powder in cooking for weight loss
Moringa Weight Loss Soup:
Healthy soups can really help as they low calorie and if you add moringa powder it can really help with attaining that “flat belly” or weight reduction you always wanted.
You can also add it to your sauces and gravy mixes and also salad dressings - or guacamole is also great.
Top Moringa Breakfast Recipe: One great way to start the day is a smashed avocado sprinkled with moringa powder then a little bit of lemon or kaffir lime juice. Served with a poached egg on sourdough - this is a really awesome way to start the day and loose some weight at the same time.
How Do Moringa Seeds Help With Weight Loss?
We have done a post on moringa seeds vs other forms of moringa. We cover some of the differences between the types. However the seeds do have a different nirutenet profile. One of the nutrients is oleic acid. Oleic acid assists in the breakdown of saturated fats in the body. You need to be careful with the dosage of seeds and again to read more see our article. But this is one of the main reasons that moringa seeds for weight loss.
Moringa Juice For Weight Loss
Using a moringa drink for weight loss is easily the most common method used by those looking to shift a few pounds. By combining Moringa with other super healthy ingredients, you can create a nutrient packed drink which is not only delicious and healthy, but easily absorbed by the gut, meaning you retain all of the moringa goodness.
Our favourite way to use moringa every day is mixed with apple juice. Mix half a teaspoon of moringa with a splash of juice to make it into a smooth paste, then top up with the apple juice and serve.
There are of course many different combinations you can use, but below we’ve included a super simple recipe. Personally, I started drinking my moringa smoothie for weight loss, but now I drink it as much for the flavour as anything else!
Recipe Moringa Smoothie for Weight Loss
for 1 serving
- Quarter cup frozen strawberry
- Quarter cup bananas, sliced or diced
- One cup spinach
- One cup non-dairy milk
- One teaspoon moringa powder
- Add the strawberries, banana, spinach, non-dairy milk, and moringa to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass or a bowl and add your desired toppings, such as fresh berries or shredded coconut. Use your imagination.
Moringa Leaves Extract For Weight Loss
Moringa Oleifera has always been on the top list for its great contribution in weight loss.
How to use moringa leaves extract for weight loss
Prepare These Ingredients:
- 1 cup Moringa Oleifera leaves
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1tsp lemon extract
- 1 glass warm water
Take a blender and wash your moringa leaves
Add 1 cup of water
Add moringa leaves
Take a bowl and strain the moringa juice into the strainer
Add lemon juice and honey gradually according to your desired taste
Ready to drink!
How Does Moringa Leaves Help in Weight Loss?
While Moringa has long been used as a natural remedy for various health conditions, it also competes with other natural weight loss supplements because of its sugar-free, low carbohydrates, gluten-free, high fiber, and protein content.
One of its major nutrient contents is fiber that is typically found in other vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains.
Fibers are classified as insoluble and soluble fibers. Insoluble fibers help in preventing constipation, improve bowel movement, and remove toxins from our body. While soluble fiber is helpful in reducing glucose and cholesterol levels. Therefore, both can be a good contribution to weight loss.
Moringa also contains a strong amount of glucosinolates, which helps in breaking down isothiocyanates that are being absorbed in the small intestines to take part in our digestive system. Thus, making our digestive system work effectively. Not just that, it will also help lower cholesterol, anti-inflammatory, lower blood sugar levels and increase mobilization and use of body fats for energy.
Moringa for fasting and detox
Moringa has more nutrition in the leaf than any other known plant! I have also seen that in third world countries it can be provided as lifesaving support to malnourished children. It is rich in essential amino acids which helps the body to repair tissues and cells. Moringa also contains extremely high amounts of essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium and phosphorus, all of which act as catalysts in the body to help with detox. Our liver, which is the main organ of detoxification, uses a lot of amino acids and minerals for cleanse and detox, and this process is in higher demand when we fast.
So do add some moringa powder to a superfood smoothie in the mornings to ‘break your fast’ in a great way.
Moringa while fasting is a great way to get all the nutrients naturally.
So with a healthy diet, put in even a little bit of exercise and some moringa each day and you are well on your way to losing the pounds and reaching your target weight.