Amazing Benefits of Aloe Vera!

You may have noticed one of the ingredients in the Heart Beet cold pressed juice from Ze/Lin is aloe vera juice. When most people think of aloe, it usually coincides with summer and sunburn: the cooling sensation of aloe vera gel on hot, sunburned skin. The healthy benefits of aloe vera do not stop with just its external applications. Here are a few more benefits from the aloe plant you may be unaware of.

Aloe vera contains over 200 active compounds. Everything from vitamins and minerals to enzymes and amino acids are contained in this amazing plant. Just a few of the vitamins and minerals in aloe are vitamins A, C and E, B vitamins, calcium, magnesium and potassium.

Aloe contains fatty acids and plant sterols such as campesterol, linolenic acid, linoleic acid and oleic acid, which can help reduce high cholesterol, reduce fats in the blood and promote better overall heart health.

Aloe vera is known as an adaptogen, which means it helps to boost the body’s own natural defenses and combat illness. These adaptogenic properties also help to combat stress from both physical and mental sources, as well as environmental stresses such as air pollution.

One of the most well-known uses for aloe vera is that it also helps promote digestive health. A well-functioning digestive system is vital for overall health, and aloe vera helps to cleanse and soothe the digestive tract, allowing for a more optimally functioning system. Aloe is useful for treating everything from irritable bowel syndrome to acid reflux to intestinal worms.

In today’s world, many people exist on a highly acidic diet, which keeps their body out of balance and allows germs and disease to flourish. Aloe vera helps to keep the body in an alkaline state, balancing out overly acidic nutritional habits.

Aloe vera juice can be bought at your local health food store, or if you’re in the area, pop into Ze/Lin for a Heart Beet smoothie! The addition of this powerful plant can provide a plethora of nutritional benefits for a healthier life. Aloe vera isn’t just for sunburns anymore.

By: James Van Dyne

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