• Are You Drinking Aloe Vera Juice? You Should Be.

    27 June 2017
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    The search results are overwhelming when trying to learn about the benefits of aloe vera juice. There are over 22,000 resources to sift through that are based on research and studies linking aloe vera juice to positive benefits. I have been preaching this for quite some time now, and feel the need to spread the word to everyone else out there!

    Over the past few decades, aloe vera has become a household stable when it comes to sunburns, but the truth is that there is so much more to this naturally occurring resource. It’s an easy to maintain plant that can be grown indoors and may provide you with a multitude of benefits. I want to focus purely on aloe vera juice today as to not overwhelm you with all that the plant can do. As always, ensure that you are purchasing a high-quality product. Most natural stores (and many grocery chains!) will have options.

    Aloe vera juice is a nutrient dense drink that contains Vitamins A, C, E, and many B Vitamins. It is one of the only plants known to contain B12. It also has a natural source of folate (known to many as ‘folic acid’), magnesium, zinc, calcium, selenium, sodium, chromium, iron, and potassium.

    When clients talk to me about digestive issues, the first thing I suggest is to begin adding aloe vera juice to their routine. The juice contains an insoluble fiber that acts as a cleaning agent to the digestive track as it passes through. It also has a soluble fiber that aids the body in absorbing sugar and fat. These fibers also help the body to absorb and rid itself of toxins, helping promote a healthy detoxification and improving the gut.

    Our society is not consuming the healthiest of diets, and even those of us trying to maintain a healthier lifestyle struggle with keeping our bodies in perfect alignment. Most people tend to be unbalanced and lean toward an acidic internal environment. This leads to chronic inflammation and pains throughout the body. Joint pain, headaches, ulcers, weight gain, fatigue, arthritis, allergies, and even diabetes, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, and heart disease are linked to chronic inflammation. Aloe vera juice is a natural alkaline that helps rebalance the body and reduce inflammation significantly.

    Oral administration of aloe vera (ingesting it as a drink) is a useful support for lowering blood glucose in diabetic patients as well as for reducing blood lipid levels in patients with hyperlipidaemia. What this translates to is that aloe vera juice can aid in lowering cholesterol.

    Aloe Vera Juice has been shown to add in all of the following, in addition to the above mentioned ailments:

    · Asthma

    · Candida

    · Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    · Degenerating Eye Conditions

    · Digestive and Bowel Disorders, not limited to atonic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis

    · Anti-inflammatory Lupus

    · Swelling

    · Skin Problems, not limited to eczema, psoriasis, acne, burns, athlete’s foot, cold sores, frostbite

    Overall, aloe vera juice cleanses and detoxifies while stimulating cell growth. It has even been proven to improve brain function, increasing memory and danger awareness. Research also shows it aids with depression, as well as improving nervous system functioning. It is known to regulate appetite and boost metabolism (even promoting healthy hair growth!), while also reducing the risk of kidney and heart disorders.

    Drinking aloe vera has a (gentle) laxative effect on the body for some people, and should be drank in moderation if this is proven for you. You do not want to throw the electrolyte balance off and become dehydrated. However, this is not the case for most who drink the juice. It is a naturally hydrating product and is safe and healthy to consume during a well-balanced diet and lifestyle.

    Resources:

     

    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10408690490424694

    http://bjgp.org/content/bjgp/49/447/823.full.pdf

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26171992

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23394255

    http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.335.8751&rep=rep1&type=pdf

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19218914

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3872617/

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4103709/

     

      

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