A big part of my journey back to great health…
…has been my discovery of the miracle plant Aloe Vera. This plant has literally changed my life and continues to be a big part in my ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Perhaps the first thing that comes to mind whenever people talk about Aloe Vera is how rubbing the gel on sunburn can be soothing and speed up healing time. But many people don’t know about the amazing benefits of drinking Aloe Vera gel – that’s right, drinking aloe! Astonishingly, more than 75 potentially active components have been identified in this plant, including vitamins, minerals, saccharides, amino acids and enzymes. It provides 20 of the 22 human-required amino acids and eight of the eight essential amino acids.
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10 benefits of
drinking Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is full of antioxidants, which are natural immune enhancers that help combat free radicals in the body. Free radicals are unstable compounds that are bad for your health and contribute to the aging process.
Drinking Aloe Vera regularly gives the body a regular supply of antioxidants, which can boost and enhance the immune system.
The enzymes present in Aloe Vera break down the proteins that we eat into amino acids and turn the enzymes into fuel for every cell in the body, which enables the cells to function properly.
Enhances Skin Health
Aloe Vera is one of the natural plants commonly used in skin care products. It soothes the skin, hydrates it, nourishes it and accelerates the regeneration of new skin tissue. By applying Aloe Vera on your face, you can enjoy well moisturised, glowing and flawless skin.
In addition, Aloe Vera can be used to treat sunburned skin, blisters, insect bites, allergic reactions, minor burns, inflammations and more.
Regulates Weight and Energy Level
Drinking Aloe Vera gel aids in natural cleansing of the digestive system. There are many toxins and food substances that can cause fatigue and exhaustion, which you can combat by drinking Aloe Vera.
When consumed regularly, Aloe Vera will also help increase your energy level and help you maintain a healthy body weight.
A Source of Vitamins
Aloe Vera gel contains a large range of vitamins – vitamin A, B-group vitamins (including B12), C&E and folic acid. Many of these vitamins cannot be stored by the body so we need to constantly top them up from the food we eat. What better way than by drinking a daily amount of Aloe Vera gel while at the same time building up the body’s defense system against oxidative stress naturally.
A Source of Minerals
Some of the minerals found in Aloe Vera gel include calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron, chromium, manganese, copper and zinc. This is because the plant grows in areas where soils are rich in these minerals (Dominican Republic and Texas) and its roots are able to absorb and deliver to us in a very available form.
Within the mucilage layer of the leaf which surrounds the inner gel, there is a long chain of polysaccharide. This has the capability of being able to help us defend against attacks by various viruses, from the common cold to the more nasty viruses.
Effect On Gut Flora
Aloe Vera is a natural ‘balancer’ in many areas and nowhere more so than inside the gut, where it tends to regulate the various bacteria and yeasts that inhibit it. Aloe Vera is a prebiotic which helps to promote the growth and activity of good bacteria in the gut.
Assists in Healthy Digestion
A healthy digestive tract ensures that nutrients from the food we eat are absorbed into the bloodstream. There is clear clinical evidence that by drinking Aloe Vera gel the bowel can absorb these nutrients more efficiently, especially protein.
Improves absorption of nutrients.
Taking Aloe Vera gel daily can boost absorption of nutrients from your food. This benefit results from the presence of various enzymes in the gel.