Recently we discussed some of the benefits of the aloe vera plant in one of our blog posts, which led us to the idea to write specifically about the benefits of drinking the juice of the plant. While the aloe vera plant itself has an amazing number of benefits, the juice is a great option for those looking to detox and improve their overall health. Here are seven ways the juice form this wonder plant can help you improve your health.
Aloe vera juice contains potassium, which helps to stimulate the liver and kidneys – two of the most important organs in the detoxification process. The juice has been found useful in flushing toxins from the body by helping these two organs maintain optimal functioning.
The aloe vera plant is very water-dense, making the juice a great option for keeping the body hydrated. Unlike plain water, the juice has the added benefit of vitamins and minerals that go a long way in keeping the body hydrated and nourished. The potassium in the juice means you also get the benefit of an energy boost with each serving.
3. Support the immune system
Aloe vera juice has added vitamins and minerals like vitamins B, C, and E as well as magnesium, copper, calcium, and zinc which work very well in boosting the immune system. Antioxidants from the plant can protect the immune system from pathogens and chronic illness. With frequent consumption of the juice, you will begin to see improvements within a month, in the form of an overall improved sense of well-being and reduction in the frequency of illness.
4. Reduce inflammation
Inflammation is another health challenge that aloe vera can help fight against. The anti-inflammatory properties of the gel have been found to help reduce pain and discomfort for persons with joint pain or who have trouble moving their joints.
5. Help weight loss
Aloe vera juice has also been found useful in aiding weight loss. The juice’s anti-inflammatory properties promote weight loss by helping with metabolic issues that often contribute to weight gain. The aloin found in aloe vera juice could also aid in weight loss as it has been found to function as a laxative. It is important to ensure you don’t consume too much of the juice, specifically for this reason.
6. Treat heartburn
Studies have found aloe vera juice to be effective in treating heartburn. The juice is able to soothe the gastrointestinal tract and ease heartburn symptoms.
7. Helps with constipation
The same aloe in in aloe vera juice that is useful in aiding weight loss also works well in dealing with constipation. The laxative properties of the juice make it a great option if you are struggling with constipation and are unable to establish and maintain regular bowel movements.
While aloe vera juice has many amazing properties it is important to ensure that you consume it in moderation. Studies have found that it may have adverse effects on women who are pregnant so it is advised to avoid the juice and the plant if you are pregnant. As always, before you embark on any dietary changes/plans it is important to consult your doctor first.