Aloe Vera-The Superdrink

Friday, May 20, 2011

By now, we've all heard of the term "super fruit." In recent years, pomegranates, goji berries, acai berries and mangosteen have flooded the health food channels, touted and marketed as magical foods with the ability to pretty much cure any and all ailments, including the ability to restore youth. But what about super drinks?

For as long as I can remember my family has firmly believed in the health and healing properties of aloe vera and we've religiously used it on all surface wounds, big and small. If we could ingest it in its plant form, we definitely would. But since that's not possible, we've settled for the next best thing-drinking its juice (always buy aloe vera juice that's 100% natural with no additives or added sugars). I usually do not drink any liquids other than water but I am definitely willing to make an exception for a super drink. Plus, you only need to drink 2-4 ounces a day to take full advantage of its health benefits.

Here are some of the health benefits of aloe vera juice:

-It can help boost the immune system.

-It also has anti inflammatory properties that can help alleviate inflammation, skin irritation, burns and wounds.

-It has a natural laxative effect, as a result, aloe vera juice is widely used to help relieve constipation.

-It is a common remedy for acid reflux symptoms, such as stomachaches and heartburn. 

-It's also one of the best detox foods you can ingest. Besides helping with acid reflux, it also helps improve digestion and cleanse your colon.

Here's drinking to your health!

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