Moringa, the weight loss ally!
When you're concerned about your health and well-being, it makes sense to worry about your weight. However, going on a draconian diet is not the ideal solution if you want to get rid of your extra pounds. As part of a food rebalancing (and not a diet), taking moringa leaf powder daily is a more reliable option in the long term.
Losing weight, getting back in shape to feel better... What could be more natural? Unlike the diet, which seems to give rapid results but which ultimately turns out to be ineffective (weight recovery, yo-yo effect) and even dangerous, rebalancing food is based on a basic approach which aims to rethink one's eating habits. It is not a question of eating less but of eating better, taking into account the needs of one's body and its fitness weight (Body Mass Index), by promoting digestion and by differentiating real hunger from drive. Therefore, if your body needs so, you can opt for a food rebalancing associated with a regular sports practice (at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise per day). In this context, the daily consumption of moringa leaf powder (around 5 g per day) can be a considerable asset.
Moringa and fat loss
First of all, moringa is a natural appetite suppressant. Indeed, its exceptional nutritional richness prevents the body from experiencing deficiencies and from causing hunger signals so as to encourage us to restore its reserves. This nutritional richness, especially in antioxidants, is also important in the activation of the metabolism, contributing to a fast elimination of waste. Because a slow metabolism worsens fat storage and promotes weight gain. Fibers and vitamin B2 (riboflavin), present in large quantities in moringa, limit the absorption of fat and burn them so as to transform them into energy. Not to forget the anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties of moringa leaves that reduce water retention and stop bloating. Another strong point of moringa is its protein and amino acid content, very popular with athletes, which supports muscle growth and regeneration for a toned and slimmed silhouette.
Moringa and compulsive hunger
Our mood changes our hunger or satiety perception. According to their emotional history, everyone more or less feels the urge to eat when they experience certain emotions. In general, negative emotions (boredom, anxiety, anger, sadness), and the subsequent frustrations, encourage us to find comfort and to seek satisfaction in an immediate pleasure like food. Many of the bad habits that cause weight gain are linked to these compensation processes. Again, moringa leaf powder proves to be of great help because it is known to stimulate the production of hormones like serotonin (hormone of happiness) and dopamine (hormone of pleasure), which are more than necessary for the emotional balance. Rich in protein, omega-3, magnesium, vitamins A, B and E, moringa regulates the presence of sugar in the blood and thus stabilizes mood variations.
Researchers have demonstrated the effectiveness of a “moringa + turmeric + curry” supplement on weight loss through two studies1,2. However, the results of these studies remain to be completed since they do not relate to moringa alone. Animal testing3,4 has also shown that moringa combats adipogenesis, the formation of fat cells, and helps to break them down. However, these findings have yet to be confirmed for humans.
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Efficacy of a novel herbal formulation for weight loss demonstrated in a 16-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial with healthy overweight adults. Dixit K, Kamath DV, Alluri KV, Davis BA. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2018;20(11):2633-2641. doi:10.1111/dom.13443
Hypolipidemic effect of Moringa oleifera Lam leaf powder and its extract in diet-induced hypercholesterolemic rats Helmy, S. A., Nfs, M., Elaby, S. M., and Maa, G. (2017). J. Med. Food 20, 755–762. Doi: 10.1089/jmf.2016.0155
Moringa oleifera Leaf Petroleum Ether Extract Inhibits Lipogenesis by Activating the AMPK Signaling Pathway Xie Jing, Wang Yan, Jiang Wei-Wei, Luo Xuan-Fei, Dai Tian-Yi, Peng Lei, Song Shuang, Li Ling-Fei, Tao Liang, Shi Chong-Ying, Hao Ruo-Shi, Xiao Rong, Tian Yang, Sheng Jun Frontiers in Pharmacology (2018). Doi: 10.3389/fphar.2018.01447