Aloe vera is a miraculous, medicinal plant, full of nutrients and beneficial properties. Aloe vera products are widely used in cosmetics, and recently they have increasingly been used as nutritional products. In this context, you can incorporate aloe vera into your daily life, in the form of an extract (which is sold commercially) that can be added to water, tea, smoothies or even salads.
- Aloe vera contains vitamins A, C, E, folic acid, B1, B2, B3 (niacin) and B6. It is one of the few plant-based foods that contain B12, a vitamin that is often scarce in vegetarian diets.
- Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Aloe vera contains 18 to 20 different amino acids, including all 8 essential amino acids.
- Aloe vera is very useful in improving the intestinal microbiome, which is a key component of the Pro-G-Diet. Aloe vera can also alleviate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and acid reflux.
- According to a study published in the British Medical Journal in 2000, Aloe vera contains beta-sitosterol, which helps to decrease cholesterol levels. It also helps in regulating blood pressure, while improving overall circulation and blood oxidation. So, even a small amount of aloe vera juice can help you reduce your risk of heart problems.
- Aloe vera strengthens the immune system - more specifically, the ingredients found in aloe vera stimulate the body's macrophage cells, which are a type of white blood cell. These cells are responsible for fighting against viruses and other pathogens.