Drinking pure, uncolored, low anthraquinone (dye) aloe vera juice has multiple benefits!
The aloe plant is very water-dense, so it’s an easy and great way to treat dehydration. It is full of electrolytes, trace minerals, anti-oxidants and polysaccharides. Staying hydrated helps your body detox by providing a way for you to purge and flush out impurities, helping to keep the kidneys and liver healthy.
8oz glass = 36 calories
Hydrating aloe vera juice may help with reducing the frequency and appearance of acne. It can also help reduce skin conditions like psoriasis and dermatitis. Aloe is an amazing source of antioxidants and vitamins that help protect and repair skin. Important compounds in aloe vera have been shown to neutralize the destructive effects of UV rays, repair skin cells from past sun damage, and aid in the prevention of fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains 18 amino acids that support anti-inflammation.
A body with an acidic pH is a breeding ground for disease and inflammation. Aloe vera is the quickest alkaline boost! Eating and drinking alkaline foods and beverages keeps a healthy balanced body. It is ideal to drink 8 oz per day before or immediately after a large meal.
Other alkaline smart foods are:
- Leafy greens
- Root vegetables
Drinking aloe vera juice helps increase the water content in your intestines. Studies have shown a relationship between increasing the intestinal water content and the stimulation of peristalsis, which helps you pass stool normally. It also normalizes the healthy bacteria in your gut, keeping your healthy intestinal flora balanced. In addition, aloe vera contains several enzymes known to aid the breakdown of sugars and fats and to keep your digestion running smoothly.
The compounds present in aloe vera juice help control secretion of acid in your stomach. The effects even combat gastric ulcers and keep them from growing larger. It also relieves the inflammation that can cause IBS and ulcerative colitis.
You can use aloe vera juice and gel for any of these beauty hacks:
- Makeup Primer
- Makeup remover
- Sunburn soother
- Lightweight moisturizer
- Irritated scalp; mixed with a few drops of essential peppermint oil
- Thickening hair as a topical treatment in the shower for ten minutes under a shower cap.
Aloe juice has been shown to interact with certain medications. Always check with your doctor before adding a permanent or semi-permanent change to your diet.