Moringa oleifera is a plant that has been praised for its varied health benefits for thousands of years. Almost all parts of the moringa plant are edible, which makes moringa a nutritious super food. The leaves of this plant are also considered good when trying to shed kilos.
Moringa leaves are loaded with vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, potassium and iron. They are very low in calories and carbohydrates. Apart from this, they are also rich in healthy antioxidants and bioactive plant compounds.
Polyphenols in moringa leaves have cancer-fighting properties and may reduce your risk of conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. They also significantly decreased their LDL (bad) cholesterol and increased their HDL (good) cholesterol. Moringa can be eaten fresh or in the powdered form.
Moringa and weight loss
Moringa leaves are considered beneficial for people trying to lose weight. Moringa leaves can decrease fat formation in the body and improve fat breakdown. Moringa leaves contain an antioxidant called chlorogenic acid, which is also one of the antioxidants in coffee and green coffee bean extract. Chlorogenic acid could potentially support weight loss by balancing blood sugar and by acting as a fat burner. Moringa leaves also contain anti-inflammatory properties, which is beneficial when weight loss is your ultimate goal.
You can add a scoop of the dried powder to your smoothies. The leaves can be steeped in hot water to make tea or added to a mixed greens salads. The leaves can also be used in soups and curries.
Enjoy the goodness of moringa leaves and lose weight in a healthy way. Don’t forget to complement it with a proper healthy diet and exercise.