I’ll be honest, when I think of aloe I think of the cooling green gel I’ve slathered all over my bright-red, sun burnt shoulders at the beach time and time again! But aloe vera has some amazing health benefits and should be included in your juicing recipes arsenal.
Here are 5 benefits of using aloe in your recipes for juicing:
1. Cardiovascular Health
Studies from the British Medical Journal have shown that aloe vera, particularly the beta sitosteral it contains, can help regulate blood pressure, improve circulation and oxidation of the blood, and lower cholesterol. This makes aloe vera a prime candidate for any healthy juicing recipe out there aimed at helping your heart stay strong.
2. Aloe helps detoxification of body
Aloe is a gelatinous plant, which are great for detoxifying your body. As the gel travels through your digestive tract, it absorbs harmful toxins and carries them out of your body through the colon. Consider adding some aloe vera gel to your next detox juicing recipes!
3. Helps boost your immune system
Another benefit of juicing aloe is how it strengthens your immune system. Aloe is loaded with anti-oxidants, which help combat free-radicals responsible for aging aging, and polysaccharides, which stimulate the white blood cells that are so important for fighting disease and sickness.
4. Helps with weight loss
A secondary effect of juicing aloe vera is how it can help you lose weight. Because of the way aloe improves digestion and detoxifies your system, your body will be able to efficiently eliminate waste and toxins, providing more energy. Aloe is a must have in any juicing recipes for weight loss.
5. High in Vitamins and Minerals
Aloe is loaded with vitamins including A, C, E, folic acid, choline, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), B6. Aloe also contains many essential minerals, including calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper, manganese.