Moringa for Weight Loss – All You Need To Know
How Moringa Tea can aid people in their journey to an efficient weight loss
Losing weight is one of the most difficult and challenging goals we set for our bodies. Is this the first example of the overuse of the phrase “saying is better than doing“? Of course, this is not only about climbing to the top of the mountain, but also being locked there. Maintenance is another battle in itself. This article will show you how Moringa can help you achieve your fitness goals, while at the same time boosting your overall health and wellness.
Now for a brief background on Moringa Oleifera, for those of you who aren’t familiar. Moringa Oleifera is a plant that grows in India, Nepal, and Pakistan. It’s slowly but surely gaining steam as the newest member of the “Superfood” team, so far my favorite members of said team are Onion Man and Garlic Girl, known superfoods that fight the good fight in the war against cancer. But in all seriousness, we would do ourselves well to incorporate more “superfoods” into our diets.
Anyway, back to the task at hand. Moringa Oleifera has been known to aid in the treatment and prevention of common diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular ailments, and digestive issues to name a few. Not to mention that it can help you with skin disorders. This plant is gaining traction as a popular leaf powder supplement as well as a tea drink.
Here is what we’ll be discussing today:
- Moringa’s positive effects on Cholesterol maintenance
- Moringa as a Natural Energy Booster
- Moringa’s Protein content and how it affects Metabolism
- Where to get this not so easy to find product
The word cholesterol usually strikes fear into the hearts of the health-conscious community. But the truth is, we need cholesterol, similar to the way we need fat for optimum brain function. The trick is to maintain a healthy cholesterol level in our body. As with most things in life, there is good and bad, with that being said.
There is good cholesterol and there is bad cholesterol, bad cholesterol is known by the acronym LDL. This type of cholesterol is what causes clogged arteries, which in worst-case scenarios may lead to strokes and more often than not, death. But not to be too dark and dense, there are many ways to control and/or lower the risks.
One of the best new ways to do this is with a healthy dose of Moringa tea. Why Moringa tea? Why not Green tea? It’s more proven up to this point in time. Well, my friends, the answer is quite simple. Green tea and Moringa tea have a lot of the same positive effects on our health and wellness, with one simple yet very relevant difference.
Moringa doesn’t contain caffeine. But we love caffeine! This is the fuel that can help us through the day! Exactly my point, without any research whatsoever, I can say with complete confidence that at least 55% of blue and white-collar workers in most capitalist countries are coffee drinkers. And let’s be honest, there’s a Starbucks or some competition of Starbucks on every city corner these days.
Why does this matter? Because it has long been known that too much of anything can be bad for you, not to mention your health. Here are a few of the negative effects of too much caffeine: insomnia, irritability, nervousness, increased heart rate, upset stomach, and in some cases, muscle tremors. I think we can all agree that we’d rather go through the rigors of the day without having to experience any of these things. Especially insomnia, I love my sleep. Like most of you out there, I’m sure.
Going back to my point about how Moringa can help control cholesterol levels, it does this by acting as an anti-inflammatory agent; this comes from the many nutrients that are present in Moringa leaves. Inflammation in our bodies is one of the main causes of trapped cholesterol hence later leading to clogged arteries. (Pomegranate is also best for lower cholesterol level)
The point being, anything I can get my hands on that can aid in the unclogging of my arteries is a welcome addition to my everyday dietary routine. But of course, prevention is always best. Moringa tea will help to maintain your already healthy body, at the same time, it can also help you become healthier if you’re looking to make that lifestyle change. It also goes without saying, with the right amount of good cholesterol and the absence of the bad; weight loss is sure to follow quite naturally.
More Energy? Moringa to the Rescue!
Moringa acts as a natural source of energy due to the amino acid profile of the plant. Very few foods contain the nine essential amino acids, I’m happy to say that Moringa is one of them. If you’re curious, here is a list of the nine: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine. Obviously, I won’t get into specifics, because this would warrant another article all by itself.
How can Amino Acids help you lose weight and be more energized? That is something any well-informed fitness buff would be more than happy to explain, as amino acids are a few of their favorite things. The presence of amino acids allows the body to NOT have to break down muscle tissue in order to generate extra energy.
Also, amino acids have been known as a direct source of strength to aid you during your workouts, whatever they may be. So regardless of your gym discipline of choice, be it resistance training, yoga, CrossFit, or any sport for that matter. Amino Acids will definitely give you more fuel for the grind of your daily workout.
Seeing as Moringa contains all nine essential amino acids, it’s fairly safe to say that since Moringa provides an energy boost. There is a direct correlation with how this added energy could give you the extra push you need during your workout in your quest for a well-balanced health-centric lifestyle. When you combine the wonders of Moringa with a diet that reduces unhealthy diets and fun and vigorous exercise, weight loss will be inevitable.
Protein in Moringa
Protein is the best friend of anyone trying to lose weight. More specifically, shed some fat. As most of us know, protein is one of the main building blocks of muscle, not to mention that proteins are also the building blocks of all our body cells. And muscle is two times heavier than fat but takes up about half the space, so there are cases wherein you don’t actually lose that much weight.
But you will be healthier than you were before, and that’s a fact. You will usually see better and healthier blood pressure, not to mention that your metabolism will improve and essentially speed up with a little more protein in your diet.
We’re not talking about much here as far as protein goes. We’re looking at 2.1 grams of protein per 100 grams of Moringa powder. But every little bit helps right? We can agree on one thing though, Moringa oleifera has all these positive effects on the body, a lot of which I haven’t even bothered to mention due to their irrelevance with regards to weight loss.
But for something this healthy for you, to possess all those goodies and manage to give you some very welcomed protein? That’s just gravy, that’s a nice little bonus wouldn’t you say? When combined with an active lifestyle and above-average diet health-wise. It could work wonders.
It is worth mentioning again how a faster metabolism will most definitely help with one’s weight loss. Most overweight or obese people have a very slow rate of metabolism which in turn makes them susceptible to water retention and a criminally insane lack of bowel movement on a day-to-day basis.
A combination of all of these factors leads to the high-risk health of the overweight and obese community, which has seemingly been on the rise as the years go by. We have to face a simple and horrifying truth, health is indeed wealth, but lately, health has been overly neglected by more than half of the world’s population.
Moringa, which contains protein and the added benefit of improved metabolism, should be strongly considered as a daily presence in one’s diet. The many pros of this emerging “superfood” simply cannot be overlooked, in the same way, that I’d hate it if my steak were overcooked. Kidding aside, I personally think Moringa is worth a shot if the weight loss programs you’ve been slaving over haven’t worked out as well as you expected. Plus, it’s never too late to switch up your style and try new things.
Where is the Best Place to get Moringa?
Well, to me, based on personal experience. I’m a big fan of changing with the times. Adapt or die as some like to say. I find that the easiest way to get your hands on these kinds of hard-to-find health products is to look for them on Amazon. I mean, it’s pretty much how a significant chunk of the world purchases stuff nowadays.
It’s official people, and it has been for quite some time now. Online shopping is the present and future of how we acquire what we want or what we need. It is easy, it is efficient and most of all, it is convenient. That is what most of us look for after all.
Now I have a couple of suggestions as far as which brands you should go with when it comes to Moringa. The overall quality and reputation of a brand is not something that I put too much thought into, but when it comes to health products that we consciously put into our system, they are best taken into careful consideration.
Everything that we discussed above is of course subject to one’s own interpretation and perception. There will be naysayers who will point out the cons of Moringa, some of which include Asthma, Anemia, and Arthritis. However, there is insufficient evidence to support these claims and therefore no concrete argument can be made on behalf of these negative effects and side effects.
It is clear that the positives heavily outweigh the negatives when it comes to Moringa. A part of why it isn’t as popular as some would like it to be; I’d chalk up to lack of good and honest marketing, and of course the looming specter of “Big Business” companies doing what they do to keep themselves on top. *wink wink
Let’s go over the positives one last time for good measure:
Cholesterol maintenance goes a long way in solidifying your long-term health. Something that cannot be overlooked or overstated. (Clogged arteries are no joke)
Moringa acting as an all-natural energy booster due to its amino acid content. Not to mention that it is one of the few foods that possess all nine essential amino acids. Which I don’t intend on mentioning again.
We have Moringa powder’s protein content and how it’s a major plus all on its own. 2.1 grams of protein per 100 grams of Moringa powder is welcome any day of the week and twice on Sunday. There is also the metabolism factor that plays a major role in how well your weight loss mission is going. Frequent success on the throne (the toilet) will equal frequent success in shedding those unwanted pounds.
Finally, it’s pretty easy to avail of. Just go online and visit amazon.com to get your hands on the newest “superfood” on the block. Moringa Oleifera. In its powder or tea form.
I hope we’ve been of help. ‘Til next time!