When it comes to being healthy and fit, many of us eagerly anticipate the arrival of the latest “cutting edge,” or “revolutionary” products that are “guaranteed to give results.” While there have been many advances in science and technology over the years, new is not always better. The lotus plant has been used since ancient times and many are now rediscovering its amazing health benefits. Two of its exciting benefits is its ability to help people burn excess body fat and lose weight naturally.
What is the Lotus Leaf?
The lotus leaf is actually a plant that originated in India and Egypt and has been used in traditional herbal medicine. It is India’s national flower and has been used to treat dozens of ailments for centuries. It is also known as folium nelumbinis and He Ye herb.1
What are the Health Benefits of Lotus Leaf?
Lotus health benefits are well documented in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and modern medicine is starting to research them as well:
Relieve Inflammation. A 2013 study published by the US National Library of Medicine found that properties in lotus seeds have “significant anti-inflammatory effects.”2
Weight Loss. Lotus leaves have high levels flavonoids and tannins. These antioxidants are believed to help with weight loss. Lotus leaves also contain L-Carotene, which helps boost metabolism naturally.
Lung Cancer. In 2014, the U.S. Library of Medicine released a study saying that neferine, an organic compound found in lotus seed embryos has the potential to kill and hinder the spread of lung cancer cells.3
Research by modern medicine is still ongoing, but lotus is believed to have many other health benefits as well. Here are just a few:4
Decrease acid reflux symptoms
Lower blood pressure
Stabilize blood sugar
How to Prepare Lotus Leaf
The flowers, leaves and seeds of the lotus are all edible. It can be drank in teas or eaten as a vegetable with a variety of dishes, especially rice. Because of these amazing benefits, it has been added as an ingredient in two of Platinum Labs most popular products Optiburn and Defcon1.
While modern medicine is slowly learning about the health benefits of lotus, the human body already knows how special it is and how to use it. Adding lotus to your diet may be the missing ingredient to increased health and fitness.
Jeff White is a certified personal trainer, author and wellness coach. He believes a strong mind and body go hand in hand, and both are needed for optimum performance. Jeff is the author of the award winning and Amazon Best Seller The 3 Pillars of Strength: Increasing Your Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Fitness.