By: Sophia Powell
There are many different kinds of healthy and beneficial juices to drink like fruit juice, Kombucha, and now Aloe Vera! If you weren’t aware, Aloe Vera is a plant that originated in the Arabian peninsula and it is good for many things like relieving heartburn and keeping fruits and vegetables fresh. It can also help with various different medical issues, most skin issues. Since Aloe is made into many different things like concentrates, capsules, powder, flavoring, some people just like to use the plant. Most recently, I started drinking Aloe Vera juice. The brand Iberia is one of the most common, and they provide multiple different flavors like strawberry, pineapple, original, and mango. By drinking these you get a great dose of antioxidants that help protect your cells against diseases, treat skin conditions, improve dental and oral health, help with digestive issues, and benefit pre-diabetes.
There are over 500 different species of Aloe plants around the world, but in most regions, they are considered invasive. They maintain life by having a minimum of 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Aloe is often called the “wonder plant” due to its various therapeutic capabilities that can help you achieve optimal health. Other conditions that Aloe juice can help with are treating constipation, controlling blood sugar levels, preventing stomach ulcers, and providing vitamin C. Although Aloe is very good to drink and use, it can have some side effects like an electrolyte imbalance and stomach problems/ cramps which can act almost like a laxative. Drinking too much Aloe juice per day can also possibly cause acute kidney failure.
In my opinion, most people should drink Aloe juice because the positives outweigh the negatives in this situation. The taste, health benefits, and all-around amazingness of it is very worth it as long as you’re being responsible for how much you drink.