Aloe vera juice -- home remedy for quick weight loss!

The intake of aloe vera juice can boost your metabolism and help you drop pounds by burning more energy.

Aloe vera juice is the liquid that is extracted from the tubules of the aloe vera plant. It is a miracle drink that is packed with the goodness of vitamins and minerals. The juice of the aloe vera plant has commonly been used for the treatment of conditions such as ulcerative colitis and constipation. Although, the juice of the succulent plant has been used as a traditional medicine and as a natural cosmetic agent, it can be effective as a natural weight loss remedy as well.

How does aloe vera juice aid in weight loss?

Aloe vera can be used as a supplement to aid in quick weight loss. It contains chemicals with laxative properties that improves the digestive health and cleanses the body well, all of which contribute to weight loss [1]. The intake of aloe vera juice can boost your metabolism helping you to burn the stored fat in your body. It also contains natural antioxidants that inhibit the growth of free radicals in the body. This process in turn helps in stabilising the body mass index (BMI). The herbal plant also contains rich amounts of the protein collagen that promotes muscle development and the expenditure of extra energy helping to keep the body weight under control[2]. Drinking aloe vera juice will feed your system with vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, folic acid and niacin. All these vitamins can help you burn the calories and maintain perfect health [3].

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Although healthy, it is advised you consult a doctor before you consume it as aloe vera in large quantities, can have possible side effects. Also, follow a healthy and balanced diet along with consuming the plant juice for a healthy weight loss. Consume foods in their natural forms such as whole grains, lean meats, low-fat dairy, nuts, vegetables and fruits which will keep you feeling full for longer so that you intake fewer calories. Also, engage in regular exercise to burn calories and facilitate weight loss. Also, try these 6 home remedies for weight loss.

How to consume aloe vera juice?

  • Aloe vera juice can be extracted from the fresh aloe vera leaves. Wash the leaves thoroughly and remove the upper skin of the leaves. Grind the leaves in a mixer to take out the juice.
  • You can filter the juice and store it in your refrigerator. As the juice tastes bitter, you can also consume it by mixing it with honey. Both honey and aloe vera juice aid indigestion. You can also blend aloe vera to your morning juice or add it to your smoothie.
  • If you are purchasing concentrated aloe vera juice from the market, make sure you buy an organic one.

When to consume aloe vera juice?

It is recommended to drink one teaspoon of aloe vera juice every day, fifteen minutes prior to a meal for effective weight loss. The course of consuming aloe vera juice for weight loss should be followed for a week or two. Here are 10 uses of aloe vera gel for better health and beauty.

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[1] Foster M, Hunter D, Samman S. Evaluation of the Nutritional and Metabolic Effects of Aloe vera. In: Benzie IFF, Wachtel-Galor S, editors. Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press; 2011. Chapter 3

[2] Surjushe, A., Vasani, R., & Saple, D. G. (2008). ALOE VERA: A SHORT REVIEW. Indian Journal of Dermatology, 53(4), 163 166. doi:10.4103/0019-5154.44785

[3] Jeukendrup AE, Randell R. Fat burners: nutrition supplements that increase fat metabolism. Obes Rev. 2011 Oct;12(10):841-51. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2011.00908.x. Review. PubMed PMID: 21951331.

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