Aloe Vera Diet
Aloe vera is a medicinal plant, well-known for its miraculous uses. Aloe vera is commonly available in 240 various species in deserts of Africa, Asia, Europe and America. Aloe vera is a succulent plant which has resemblance with cactus, but belongs to the lily family. Aloe vera is very useful for humans and animals.
Aloe based products are very useful in our diet. It is helpful for internal and external use. Therefore you can consume aloe gel or juice. Its application on your skin makes your skin smooth and glowing.
Aloe vera contents
Aloe vera contains around 20 minerals and most of these are essential for human body. Aloe vera contains amino acids which are beneficial for human body. Body needs some twenty two amino acids, and eight of them it cannot produce. Aloe is comprised of all these eight essential amino acids. Along with those amino acids, it contains all essential enzymes, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Aloe vera is a superb health tonic. Its consumption is helpful to make your body healthy. It very gently gives its positive effects on body. It has the anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
How does Aloe vera work?
Aloe vera contains many elements similar to human body. Therefore it becomes easy for body to absorb the aloe vera quickly. It is useful to the immune system and elimination of toxins. It also works great for general intestinal health. It helps in weight loss process. It is helpful in breaking down fats, sugars and starches and promotion of the growth of healthy bacteria in the intestine.
How to add aloe vera to diet?
Aloe vera juice is a jelly like substance which is derived from aloe vera leaf. It is the most effective and beneficial product. Drinking of aloe vera juice will be a better supplement to your diet. It helps in losing weight and is healthy for digestive system.
- Fill an 8 oz glass with cold water or tonic water up to it is half full. Then add aloe vera juice in to it about 1/4 of the glass.
- You can fill the rest of the cup with the orange juice or any other flavor of your choice.
- Then stir the mixture until the juice will not get mixed properly.
- Consume this mixture for six times a day to support healthy digestion and for weight control.
Aloe vera dosage:
Aloe vera juice is easily available in the market. It is terrifically bitter in taste. Therefore you can consume it adding other juices to reduce its bitterness. You can add a squeeze of lemon or orange. Its dosage should not be more than 100 ml a day. You can adjust the dose according to your capacity.
Side effects of aloe vera:
Aloe vera has some side effects. Prolonged use of aloe vera can cause allergies such as hives and rash in some people. Heart patients, kidney patients and thyroid patients must avoid its consumption. It can cause side effects in pregnant women and children under age group 5 years.
In this way aloe vera is helpful when used in diet.