Aloe Juice: Here's Why it Really is all that it's Cracked Up to Be
By: Rebecca Jacobs
Beverage trends have been popping up left and right and are definitely the “it” health trend of 2019. One of the latest and greatest trends happens to be aloe juice, and as it turns out, it really is all that it’s cracked up to be.
From supporting digestion to clearing up your skin, aloe juice has you covered.
So, if you’re wondering how you can use aloe for more than just a natural sunburn remedy, read on.
What Makes Aloe So Healthy?
So, what makes aloe juice so great anyway? For one, it is super nutrient-dense and contains an impressive amount of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins B and C, so it’s a great way to boost your vitamin reserves. Aloe is also rich in vitamin E, which is an antioxidant. Antioxidants are essential for combatting free radicals in the body and reducing inflammation.
Aloe juice is pretty much a nutrient powerhouse as it also contains important enzymes that may help support digestion, and can help support mineral balance as it is rich in calcium, chromium, selenium, and zinc.
Aloe is really a hidden gem when it comes to supporting overall health, and with the rise in popularity, aloe juice may very quickly become one of the most popular superfoods to add to your diet.
Here’s why we think we all could benefit from adding some aloe juice to our diets.
5 Reasons We All Should Try Aloe Juice:
- Aloe Juice Will be Your Upset Stomach’s Best Friend: You know how you use aloe vera gel to help soothe a sunburn? Well, think about it doing the same thing for your stomach. If you suffer from acid reflux or have any type of inflammation in your gut (like gastritis,) aloe vera juice has a way of cooling things off and reducing that burn. It’s pretty amazing stuff, and a little goes a long way. Interested in testing it out? Pick up a high-quality aloe vera juice (we love George’s 100% Aloe Vera) and follow the directions on the back. One word to the wise here-start slow as too much has a laxative effect!
- Aloe Juice to Keep Things Regular: And, while we’re on the topic of regularity, if you suffer from constipation, you may want to consider having aloe juice stocked in your arsenal of natural remedies. Aloe juice has a natural laxative effect, so it can help keep things moving right along.
- Aloe Juice For Clearer Skin: Ditch the harsh face scrubs, and grab some cooling and refreshing aloe juice to use for a clearer and more youthful complexion. You can pretty much use aloe juice just as you would your favorite toner. Wash your face with your go-to face wash, and then use an organic cotton ball and use it on your face to help boost hydration, clear up skin, and reduce any redness and irritation.
- Boost Hydration: Staying hydrated is so important for overall health, and during the summer months, it’s even more important to stay on top of your water intake. Sipping on some aloe juice is another great way to give your body a hydration boost as the aloe plant is super water dense.
- Show Your Liver Some Love: Speaking of hydration, staying hydrated is key to supporting liver health. Show your liver some love and support better detoxification by adding some aloe juice to your diet. A healthy liver means a healthy body! Try adding a splash of aloe vera juice to a glass of water each day with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for an ultimate detox drink. Sweeten with raw honey and add a pinch of cayenne pepper for an even stronger detox and immune punch.
The Bottom Line
Aloe juice is pretty amazing stuff, and it’s something we could all benefit from. It’s also super inexpensive, easy to find, and easy to add to our diet. So, next time you are at your local health food store, grab a bottle of aloe juice. Add a splash to your smoothies, add it to your skincare routine, or just take a shot of aloe juice to get your day started off on the right foot.
Need some aloe juice inspiration? Here’s a deliciously refreshing aloe juice smoothie perfect for the summer months.
Strawberry Mint Aloe Juice Smoothie
- 1 cup of unsweetened coconut or almond milk
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup of frozen strawberries
- 1 splash of aloe vera juice (follow the recommended starter serving size based on the brand you are using)
- 1 handful of fresh mint leaves
- 1 Tbsp. raw honey
- Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
- Sip and enjoy!
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