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Can Moringa Help Promote Weight Loss?

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Feb 28, 2022 08:37 PM EST

Moringa is a miracle tree native in Northwestern India that is valued for its medical properties. Studies have linked promising health benefits. It is thought to have positive effects on male prostate health.

The wonder plant has also been used in Ayurveda medicine to treat infections and skin diseases.

The leaves of the moringa tree are highly nutritious and rich in vitamins and minerals. Moringa leaves are also high in polyphenols which have cancer-fighting properties.

Moringa leaves can be consumed as is, by adding them to dishes. But as moringa is native only to India, Asia, and Africa, it is also available in capsule and powder form.

In particular, the powder form of moringa has been pointed out to help promote weight loss. Some studies show that moringa powder can reduce the fat formation and enhance fat breakdown. Supplements containing moringa have shown significant effects on weight loss and decreased LDL cholesterol.

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Still, as of the writing of this article, no new studies have been conducted about moringa's weight loss effect on humans. 

Meanwhile, studies have indicated that moringa supplements have a positive effect on regulating blood sugar, lowering blood pressure, and protecting against heart disease. Research has also shown moringa supplements provide a significant effect on chronic conditions like diabetes and asthma.

Such benefits have been linked to polyphenols and antioxidants found in moringa.

Moringa powder can be easily added to shakes, smoothies, and yogurt while the recommend serving size ranges from 2-6 grams. For best results, you may check out Organic Vedo's moringa leaf powder.

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On the other hand, studies suggest that moringa powder poses no significant risks. Despite this, it is best to consult with your healthcare provider before trying moringa powder or other supplements.

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