Monday, July 24, 2017

Aloe Vera Benefits

Some of you have seen me post about adding in aloe vera juice into my daily routine again. I am adding it in to aid in gut health. Yes, you know the stuff we don't like to talk about yet it affects many of us daily. Believe it or not aloe vera contains key vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids that are vital for our bodies to function properly.
Aloe vera contains many vitamins and minerals vital for proper growth and function of all the body’s systems. Here’s an easy explanation of aloe vera’s active components:
Aloe vera contains antioxidant vitamins A, C and E — plus vitamin B12, folic acid and choline.
It contains eight enzymes, including aliiase, alkaline phosphatase, amylase, bradykinase, carboxypeptidase, catalase, cellulase, lipase and peroxidase.
Minerals such as calcium, copper, selenium, chromium, manganese, magnesium, potassium, sodium and zinc are present in aloe vera.
It provides 12 anthraquinones — or compounds known as laxatives. Among these are aloin and emodin, which act as analgesics, antibacterials and antivirals.
Below are some of the main reasons why aloe vera juice can benefit you:
-Anit-Inflammatory
People who suffer from digestive issues often experience inflammation in the digestive tract. Since we know inflammation is the root cause of many illnesses, it’s important to incorporate anti-inflammatory foods into our diets. Drinking aloe vera juice has been shown to fight inflammation, soothe and relax the GI tract.
-Leaky gut
Aloe vera gel can help heal the lining of a damaged intestinal tract, healing and/or preventing leaky gut syndrome. This is crucial because when a person’s gut lining is damaged, toxins can enter the bloodstream. This can lead to system-wide inflammation and initiate an immune response in the body.
**For inflammatory bowel disease, take 100 milliliters twice daily for four weeks.
-Decrease constipation/ Increase bowel movement
Aloe vera is considered a laxative-acting food. The gel-filled plant increases intestinal water content, stimulates mucus secretion and contains enzymes that help the body break down food. The plant’s soothing effects help to easily move that food through the intestines, encouraging regular bowel movements.
**For constipation take 100–200 milligrams of aloe vera daily.
-Detoxes the body
Along with its rich nutrient content, aloe vera has antibacterial and anti-viral properties. For this reason, aloe vera helps rid the body of harmful toxins and food buildup.

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