We live in a world where technology has slowly, but efficiently replaced manual labour. This has eventually made people around the world extremely lazy, which has started to reflect in their lifestyle choices and overall health too. Researches and surveys conducted over the years have found out that besides causing various ailments, technology has also induced weight gain and its victims have mainly been young children.
However, sometimes weight gain or obesity can be inherited from parents too. Whatever the reason might be, weight gain can prove to be a cause of concern for many as it leads to chronic ailments such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart diseases, depression and more. While there are many ways to deal with it, some of them have been recognised to be more effective than the others. One of them being the ‘miracle plant’ aloe vera.
Aloe vera for weight loss is not a very new concept, it has been known to man for a very long time. However, many believed it to be just a theory. We already know that there are many aloe vera benefits such as prevention of hair fall, treating skin condition, constipation and inflammation, but the fact that it can help in losing weight has suddenly made it more popular.
Aloe Vera is a succulent plant that originally comes from the Arabian Peninsula, but grows in tropical climates around the world. It is found in various consumer products like skin lotions, cosmetics, hair products and even beverages. Various scientific studies have proven the effectiveness or safety of the extracts of Aloe Vera. Therefore, it has been used widely, all over the world for medicinal and cosmetic purposes.
This ‘magical plant’ is known to have thick leaves that are green to grey-green, fleshy and have some variety of white flecks on its upper and lower stem surface. The fleshy part, which is in fact clear gel is the magic ingredient that is responsible for various wonders.
But, before we proceed to understand aloe vera benefits, it is important you know that there are two types of aloe vera juices. One that comes from the clear gel found in between the leaves and the other can be made from whole aloe vera plant leaves.
Weight loss with aloe vera juice made with clear gel substance, also known as aloe water is made with water and sugar. They also lack the laxative components, thereby making it easier to drink.
The second type of juice is made from the whole aloe vera plant leaves. The leaves have a special layer known as latex. These are generally dried and taken organically as laxative or made into a juice.
Now isn’t that just mind-blowing?
Aloe vera contains polyphenols, a type of antioxidant, along with vitamins A, C, E and B, making weight loss with aloe vera juice super healthy and effective. Now let’s look at some amazing aloe vera benefits.
So, if the above mentioned aloe vera benefits have convinced you to give this magical potion a try, here’s how you can do it:
The steps are quite basic so give it a try soon. If you would like to go for aloe vera gel juice, all you have to do is mix the extract with water and lemon, sugar, honey or even with your favourite fruit juice. But make sure to grind and filter the juice before consuming. Eat healthy, stay fit!
Note: Please consult your dietitian before starting.
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