The sacred lotus leaf found in the Far East has recently been identified as a successful aid for weight loss. There have been many health benefits associated with the lotus leaf but medical studies have only recently confirmed that this plant can help people lose weight in a completely natural way.
The technical name for the lotus leaf is the Nelumbo Nucifera and it is also referred to as the bean of India, Indian Lotus or He Ye in Chinese cultures. This plant has been used to treat things like skin disorders, diarrhea, heavy menstrual bleeding, as a treatment for blood in the urine, and now it has been discovered to help in weight loss. The study that has uncovered the weight loss was conducted by Korean nutrition and metabolism expert scientists Ji-Yung Park and Huan Du at the Department of Food and Nutrition at Inha University in Incheon, Korea. The study was conducted in 2010 and the scientists stated that when the sacred lotus leaf is paired with L-carnitine can prevent adipogenesis which is the formation of fatty tissues. This study also found that the lotus leaf slowed the absorption of fat and carbohydrates. Energy expenditures were increased and lipid metabolism was also rapidly increased with the use of sacred lotus leaf.
There was another study done on animals that showed some of the same benefits of the lotus plant reported in Nutrition and Metabolism magazine. For centuries, the lotus flower has been used in other cultures to treat a large number of health disorders with no known side effects.
News of the wonderful effect of this plan is bound to spring forth all kinds of sacred lotus leaf supplements for weight loss similar to the various hoodia, green tea and acai berry supplements seen in the past. While sacred lotus leaf has been proven to aid in weight loss, it does not serve as a magic pill formula that allows you to eat whatever you want and lose weight. Remember that true weight loss comes from a reduced caloric intake and incorporating more exercise. Sacred lotus leaf may enhance your results, but you still have to put in the work for lasting weight loss.