New Delhi: You probably know the immense benefits of aloe vera juice, a popular choice easily available in the market. This sticky, thick liquid made from the flesh of the aloe vera plant leaf can help improve or treat a wide range of health conditions, including type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown that consuming this healthy elixir in juice form can be an effective tool to burn belly fat and speed up your weight loss.
If you're living with diabetes, consuming aloe vera juice can help you lose weight, improve blood sugar levels, and support digestive health. It may be noted that aloe vera plant, native to Africa and certain Indian Ocean islands, has been used in herbal medicine for thousands of years, mainly due to its healing properties. The aloe vera plant's leaves also contain a clear gel that is extensively used in ointments and personal care products such as creams, lotions, and shampoos.
Most people with type 2 diabetes have excess weight, especially around the waistline, increasing their risk of other health complications like cardiovascular disease. Eating a balanced diet can help manage the symptoms of diabetes and lose or maintain weight. There are some foods that contain properties which may be able to lower blood sugar levels, burn body fat. Aloe vera is one such food that may be beneficial for diabetics trying to improve blood sugar control and shed pounds.
According to Diabetes.co.uk, aloe vera has been shown to decrease blood lipids (fats) in patients with abnormally high levels of these molecules in the blood - such as people with type 2 diabetes and/or acute hepatitis. The plant has also been linked to many health properties, including decreased swelling and faster healing of wound injuries. Aloe vera contains certain compounds such as lectins, mannans, and anthraquinones, which may be beneficial for health in a number of ways.
Highlighting the anti-diabetic effects of the aloe vera plant, American researchers published a review of nine studies that explored the benefits of aloe vera for type 2 diabetes patients. The findings, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, suggested that taking aloe vera as an oral supplement on a regular basis can significantly reduce the level of glucose in the blood, as well as lower HbA1c (1.05%), or glycated hemoglobin.
Aloe vera juice can be purchased online or in health food stores. Just make sure that you go for organic and pure aloe vera juice. The recommended maximum daily dose for aloe vera juice is 50ml, for capsules, the recommended dose is 200 to 300mg per day.
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