Shall we tell you about the benefits of such a plant that has been overlooked by you for a long time? We are talking about Aloe Vera! Now you may have heard about its usage as a natural moisturizer and there are millions of beauty products containing this wonderful plant. We even have Cleopatra’s beauty secret to share with you. Yes of course, it’s Aloe Vera!
Most of the botanists agree to the fact that the plant originated in the deserts of Africa where the climate was warm and dry. Today this plant is found worldwide because it is readily adaptable and its amazing benefits made people carry it from one place to another, since ancient times.
Without the help of much official promotions, the plant has been able to win its reputation as the most widely used component for healing burns and bruises, especially in the US.
Here we are not just asking you to apply it externally, but requesting you to drink its juice and add it to your diet. We know that it will leave a bitter taste in your mouth, but let’s concentrate on the benefits and not on the taste. We are offering you a convincing deal regarding the benefits of the Aloe Vera juice:
Aloe juice- the most nutritious drink
When you are drinking aloe juice you are taking a vitamin and mineral cocktail. You’ll be surprised to know that this bitter tasting juice contains a large variety of vital minerals and vitamins. You will get vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, Niacin and Folic Acid. Wait! That’s not all it contains minerals like Sodium, Iron, Calcium, Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese and Chromium, and not to forget the 19 amino acids out of which 8 are those that our body cannot produce itself.
Essential for absorption of important nutrients
If you take Aloe Vera juice before every meal it will aid your body to absorb the vital nutrients from your food, it even enhances the absorption of multi-vitamins that you take, on daily basis. Now we won’t force you to drink a glass or so, just 80gms of juice 3 times a day is enough to play its part.
Aloe Vera as a Weight Loss remedy
There’s a component named collagen found in Aloe Vera, what it does is that it feeds the cells present in your hair and skin. This collagen is very hard to digest and requires a lot of energy for digestion, resulting in a massive weight loss. You may have tried all those weight losing medicines and tips, for once just give Aloe Vera a chance.
Aloe Vera as an Immunity Booster
The anti-oxidants found in Aloe juice provide natural support to our Immune System. Our immune system is combating with free radicals and environmental pollutants 24/7. The aloe juice regulates the processes of the hard working body by enhancing the immune system.
Cure for constipation
If you are having constipation drink aloe juice, wait for 10 minutes and see the results for yourself. This juice encourages the movement of the bowels and helps to get rid of chronic constipation. However it is not suggested to take the juice in large quantities as it damages the lining of the intestines.
Anti-inflammatory properties of Aloe Vera
There are 12 substances found in Aloe Vera that are known to inhibit inflammation. So for people with arthritis aloe juice can prove to be the best medicine ever. It has been found helpful in reducing swelling, stiffness and pain in the joint.
Useful for healthy digestive system
It aids the digestive system by helping it to absorb essential nutrients and by improving bowel movements. It also decreases the growth of bacteria and yeast in the gut. Aloe Vera has also been found helpful in soothing heartburns and other problems related to the digestive system.
Effective for Diabetic Patients
Researches prove that this wonderful plant juice can cure diabetes if taken for 3 months, by controlling the blood sugar levels. It is also known to boost the blood circulation and reverses the conditions of “sludge blood”. The peripheral neuropathy syndrome (numbness of hands and feet) in diabetic patients can also be cured by it.
Good for maintaining beautiful skin
As mentioned earlier a component called collagen is found Aloe Vera which is essential for maintaining skin health. The collagen serves as a nutritional building block for the skin and combats skin ageing. Aloe Vera is very helpful in soothing minor cuts, burns and skin irritations.
It is wise to add aloe juice to your diet. However, it is suggested that Aloe Vera juice should not be taken more than 2 to 4 oz. in a day because if we exceed this quantity it might cause some allergic reactions and nausea, similar to the case, when vitamins are taken in large quantities.
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