Moringa Seed: Benefits & How It Helps In Weight Loss

I am certain that a few people would probably be reading about moringa seeds for the very first time. It is clear that the plant has just recently become a major inclusion in some people’s diet in Nigeria. Moringa, no doubt is a wonderful plant that has a lot of health benefits which are numerous.

Excessive weight gain is becoming a wide spread health concern among different age groups and sex. This has led to the sales of different supplements on the shelves of drug stores. Many supplements meant to help in weight loss are actually not effective and the result is that those that are obese or overweight remain in their unhealthy weight status.


Moringa without the addition of any other nutrient is a very healthy supplement not only for weight management but for other various health conditions ravaging our world. From its seed to leaves and pods, one can benefit immensely from an array of micro nutrient that trigger and boost metabolism which directly helps in the breakdown of fat.

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While moringa seeds can be quite healthy, it is advisable not to indulge in them like you do to nuts. 2 to 3 seeds of moringa seeds should be okay per time while not consuming more than 10seeds on daily basis but for a starter, 4 seeds in a day will help you ascertain your body’s tolerance. Basically, the seed supports the weight loss by reducing the food cravings and providing your body with essential nutrients (vitamins, mineral, carbohydrates and proteins) that offer your body the energy it needs for the day-to-day activities.

Many moringa extracts are available as nutraceutical. if you do not love to eat the seed directly, consuming the supplements at Recommended Daily Intake will definitely aid your weight loss aim with less hassle. Moringa seeds are high in fibre and protein with an appropriate amount of healthy fats such as mono unsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats which are heart health friendly and reduce the concentration of unhealthy fats in your body. Its super detoxifying ability helps to cleanse your body system which eventually aid your metabolism and cause weight loss.

The seeds may be cooked or roasted as you would prefer. As senior citizens you should include these seeds as part of your diets because they are effective in high blood pressure conditions due to many antioxidants loaded in them.

To effectively manage your weight, it is advisable you speak to a Dietitian or Nutritionist, who will take you on a step by step method of weight loss therapy. No one food item solves your problem of overweight. A healthy lifestyle and calculated menu are key to helping everyone facing such challenge.



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Oladipupo Abioye
Oladipupo is a Pediatric Nutritionist with Lagos State Ministry of Health. He is an adventurous foodie and loves to teach and render presentations on foods and nutritional topics at different symposia. He loves Messi but Chelsea FC is his baby.

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