One of the main benefits of aloe is that it enhances the absorption of vital nutrients to the body, meaning you can get more nutrients out of your food, just by drinking Aloe Vera juice prior to every meal, as well as prior to taking vitamins. You don’t need to drink a lot, about 80 grams 3 times a day.
Another great benefit of Aloe is that it regulates blood sugar levels and had detoxification properties to the liver. When our liver works properly, our metabolism works fast as well. Since Aloe is full of anti-oxidants, it will boost and enhance your immune system therefore regulating all of the processes in your body.
If you are working out on a regular basis, aloe vera juice will help your body and your joints to recover at a much higher speed, because it reduces inflammation.
Because aloe vera contains collagen, not only that feeds the cells in your skin and hair, but it is also much harder to digest, and the body uses more energy to digest it, this process causes weight loss.
Drinking aloe vera juice is like drinking a vitamin and mineral cocktail, it contains Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, Folic Acid and Niacin. Minerals in aloe vera include Calcium, Sodium, Iron, Potassium, Copper, Zinc, Manganese, Magnesium and Chromium.
Another benefit of Aloe is that it contains 19 amino acids, and 7 of them are essential amino acids ( not produced by the body ).
The amount of Aloe Vera should not exceed 2 to 4 oz a day, it is enough to get the benefits of the plant. Do not exceed more than that because it can cause side effects such as nausea and allergic reactions. As with all the vitamins if they are taken in large amounts.
It’s a very low maintenance houseplant. Living in a warm climate, it’s incredibly easy to look after my aloe vera (probably why it’s survived my care). I just stick it out in the sun and get on with life. If you’re not in a tropical climate, keep your plant indoors in a sunny spot. Water it very occasionally (every few weeks is fine and you can let the soil dry out between watering). It likes sandy, gritty soil that doesn’t hold moisture.
Also beware if you have pets – aloe can be toxic to them so keep it well out of range of small, inquisitive mouths.
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The plant’s nutritional content is pretty amazing. Contained within that gel is a hodge podge of vitamins and minerals to keep the plant going in the desert wastelands it calls home. These include Vitamins B, A, C and E. It’s also a good source of folic acid, calcium, selenium, zinc and magnesium. Basically, aloe is the annoying over-achiever of the plant world, containing 20 out of 22 essential amino acids.
Aloe can fight inflammation. Inflammation is the body’s natural response to damage and, given the barrage of processed foods and environmental toxins we’re exposed to these days, there’s a good chance most people (even the outwardly healthy ones) are experiencing some degree of inflammation.Luckily for us, aloe contains anti-inflammatory plant steriods. It’s basically the Lance Armstrong of the plant world (allegedly…please don’t sue me Lance).Because of this it can be useful in treating conditions that involve chronic inflammation such as arthritis, Crohn’s Disease and ulcers.
Aloe will help heal bug bites. This might not seem especially relevant, given that it’s winter already and most biting critters are dead or in some kind of weird insect stasis (yet more proof that they are evil alien beings more intelligent than us). Aloe helps take the itch out and reduces the redness…which is awesome for when you get bitten on the face and have to constantly explain that it’s not a giant pimple.
• Halts the growth of cancer tumors. It can help treat AIDS and cancer. Wow, those are two big hitters. If I hadn’t read the science, I’d be skeptical but it’s true. AIDS patients given a daily dose of aloe vera showed improvement in their white blood cell count (those are the ones that fight infection).One of those patients was also suffering with liver cancer and found that, while on his daily aloe routine, his multiple tumors shrank significantly.Who wouldn’t want that kind of immune system booster in their diet?! • Lowers high cholesterol. Aloe lowers cholesterol. This plant could be a much safer alternative to statin drugs which come with a host of nasty side effects. In studies, the plant has been known to lower cholesterol levels as much as 30%. • Repairs "sludge blood" and reverses "sticky blood". • Boosts the oxygenation of your blood. • Eases inflammation and soothes arthritis pain. • Protects the body from oxidative stress. • Prevents kidney stones and protects the body from oxalates in coffee and tea. • Alkalizes the body, helping to balance overly acidic dietary habits. • Cures ulcers, IBS, Crohn's disease and other digestive disorders. • Reduces high blood pressure natural, by treating the cause, not just the symptoms. • Nourishes the body with minerals, vitamins, enzymes and glyconutrients. • Accelerates healing from physical burns and radiation burns. It soothes burns. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve burnt myself chopping chillies because I keep forgetting to wear gloves, and end up smearing red-hot chili juice all over my delicate flesh. Sigh. Monkeys learn faster than me.But thankfully a piece of aloe gel rubbed on the tender spot takes the sting out of it. Just rub it on, let it dry and no more fiery-burning-death-pain. • Replaces dozens of first aid products, makes bandages and antibacterial sprays obsolete. • Halts colon cancer, heals the intestines and lubricates the digestive tract. • Ends constipation. It is great for digestive issues. The good stuff in aloe vera lies in the gel. This is the elixir that allows the plant to survive for long periods of time in the desert. Like a camel’s hump, it’s basically a way of storing all the good nutrients that it needs for survival.Why go to all that trouble? Because the gel soothes the stomach lining, cleanses the digestive tract and stimulates the production of bile – the stuff that helps break down everything passing through your intestines.For a wonderful elixir of life, it tastes kind of foul though. I usually slip it into a smoothie or simply down a tsp of the gel in a glass of water. It’s de-toxifying. When I was younger my motto used to be “you have to detox to retox!”(usually said while nursing a hangover). Thankfully I’m a bit more sensible these days and it’s all about the detoxing…..minus the retox.Because toxins are pretty much ubiquitous these days. They’re in our food, our cosmetics, our water and the air we breathe. A healthy diet is basically our only line of defense.Aloe has a laxative effect and cleanses the colon, eliminating toxins from the body. Some people combine it with a juice fast, I just make sure to drink some gel when I’m intermittent fasting. • Stabilizes blood sugar and reduces triglycerides in diabetics. • Prevents and treats candida infections. • Protects the kidneys from disease. • Functions as nature's own "sports drink" for electrolyte balance, making common sports drinks obsolete. • Boosts cardiovascular performance and physical endurance. • Speeds recovery from injury or physical exertion. • Hydrates the skin, accelerates skin repair. It’s an amazing face mask. Whenever I’ve a skin flare-up, I prune a tiny bit off my aloe plant, carefully slice off the green skin and wipe the gel all over my face (naturally I make sure no-one sees me when I’m glistening with aloe goo – a lady needs her dignity y’know?!). I wait a few minutes until it starts to prickle and wash it off. Voila! Moisturised, glowing skin that feels great.