7 Ways Aloe Vera Benefits Digestion
1) Anti-Inflammatory Properties
People who suffer from digestive issues often experience inflammation in the digestive tract. Since we know inflammation is the root cause of many illnesses, it’s important to incorporate anti-inflammatory foods into our diets. Drinking Aloe Vera juice has been shown to fight inflammation, soothe and relax the GI tract.
2) Helps Heal Leaky Gut
Aloe Vera gel can help heal the lining of a damaged intestinal tract, healing and/or preventing leaky gut syndrome. This is crucial because when a person’s gut lining is damaged, toxins can enter the bloodstream. This can lead to system-wide inflammation and initiate an immune response in the body.
3) Relieves Constipation
Aloe Vera is considered a laxative-acting food. The gel-filled plant increases intestinal water content, stimulates mucus secretion and contains enzymes that help the body break down food.
4) Promotes Regular Bowel Movements
Again, Aloe Vera contains enzymes that help the body break down food. Then the plant’s soothing effects help to easily move that food through the intestines, encouraging regular bowel movements.
Along with its rich nutrient content, Aloe Vera has antibacterial and anti-viral properties. For this reason, Aloe Vera helps rid the body of harmful toxins and food buildup.
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6) Encourages Good Gut Bacteria
Aloe Vera is considered a prebiotic!
7) Fights Heartburn
Drinking 1/2 a cup of Aloe Vera juice before eating a meal has been shown to help reduce acid reflux.
*** Consult your Doctor before consuming Aloe Vera juice or any supplement to ensure that it is beneficial in your particular situation. *** Do NOT ingest LARGE amounts of the juice or it could cause digestive upset. *** Do NOT drink the juice while pregnant or nursing.