4 Aloe Vera-Based Drinks To Boost Your Immune System

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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3. Aloe Vera Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk or almond milk
  • 1medium-sized fileted aloe leaf (yields approximately 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup mango chunks
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 handful fresh basil
  • sweetener to taste

You can also add flax or chia seeds, or protein powder to this smoothie as you desire.

Instructions

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Mix the ingredients and blend thoroughly in a food processor or blender.

4. Aloe Vera Orange Juice Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 large organic oranges
  • 2 large aloe vera leafs

Instructions

Juice the oranges using a hand juicer and harvest the gel using the same technique you used in the aloe juice recipe. Combine the juice from the oranges and the aloe vera flesh in a blender and blend on high speed for about a minute.

How It Works

Aloe vera has a long history of use in traditional as well as contemporary medicine. Commonly used in Trinidad and Tobago to treat urinary problems and diabetes(1), as well as among Mexican populations for the treatment of diabetes(2), aloe vera is a well-respected herbal medicine.

Today, it is one of the few herbal medicines widely used in Western society. The manufacturing of aloe vera extracts is one of the largest botanical industries in the world, with aloe vera being used in cosmetics, soaps, lotions, perfumes, and other products, as well as in oral dietary supplements.

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Aloe vera is a natural antioxidant and immune system booster(3), whose health properties are still being studied today(4). It is safe to consume even in large doses, so feel free to use it in all your cocktails and smoothies!

sources:
[1]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17040567
[2]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15531816
[3]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92765/
[4]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10885091

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