Aloe vera juice is packed with vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B3 and B6 , folic acid and minerals like magnesium, zinc, iron, calcium, and potassium, which can keep you in good health. The Reasons to Drink
1. Incredible Benefits of Polysaccharides
Active aloe vera leaves are reported to contain over 200 enzymes and amino acids, plus the unique aloe vera polysaccharides. Modern science has not been able to synthetically manufacture the polysaccharides in active aloe vera. They are unique to the aloe vera plant and provide the basis for many of the outstanding results to the body, both internally and externally.
2. Essential Vitamins
It’s a known fact that the body lacks the essential vitamins required to live an active, energized lifestyle. Active aloe vera contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E, Folic Acid, Niacin, Biotin and Inositol. When the highest quality active aloe vera is used, it ensures the body is ready to operate at its optimum level.
3. Mineral & Enzymes
For overall health and well-being, as well as managing stress levels, it is vital to ensure the body is getting the necessary amount of minerals it needs to function properly. Active aloe vera contains 13 of the 17 essential minerals,(electrolytes), needed for proper nutritional balance, including sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, chromium and iron – ensuring an adequate amount of daily needs. These essential minerals are absorbed and utilised immediately upon ingestion.
4. Normalizer and Balancer
Active aloe vera juice, when regularly consumed, will help give a greater feeling of health and well-being, as well as increased energy and balanced weight management through improved gastrointestinal function. This ability to normalize and balance the body’s system allows a more active, energised lifestyle.
5. Therapeutic Benefits
Active aloe vera juice may assist with symptoms of many common ailments – helping relieve the body of pain associated with them. Some of these conditions include ulcers, psoriasis, dermatitis, acne, constipation, mild burns, eczema, mild digestive complaints, mild gastric conditions, sunburn and immune system complaints.
6. Healthy Skin – Anti-ageing Properties
Active aloe vera is widely known to help improve the overall appearance and suppleness of the skin through fibroblasts, also known as cells or corpuscles. The nutritional content in active aloe vera stimulates the skin’s fibroblasts, which produce collagen and elastin, helping the skin be the best it can be when it replenishes itself every 3 – 4 weeks.
Inflammation can cause pain and harm to the body, which can lead to significant discomfort. Active aloe vera contains natural synthesizers that have been known to assist in the areas of arthritis and inflammation, helping to provide soothing relief, without any side effects. There have also been links to active aloe vera supporting joint and muscle mobility.
Packed with natural detoxifying abilities, active aloe vera juice supports the digestive tract, helping to increase protein absorption and improve bowel regularity.
9. Immune Support
Active aloe vera contains polysaccharides, (biological sugars), and saccharides, (naturally occurring sugars). Active aloe vera has a wide range in the size of its biological sugar molecules. A growing body of research now exists demonstrating the role of these active compounds and indicates that these plant sugar complexes may be closely linked to the healthy functioning of the body’s systems.
10. Amino Acids
Amino acids are essential to the healthy functioning of the body. These are the building blocks of protein. Active aloe vera typically provides 20 of the 22 necessary amino acids required by the human body and seven of the eight essential amino acids. These cannot be synthesized by the body and must be obtained through diet.
How much is too much?Ideally you should have about 3-4 tablespoons of aloe vera juice a day. But if having the juice just as it is is difficult for you, simply add it to your fruit juice or smoothie as a healthy boost.
A word of caution: Although healthy, it is advised that you consult a doctor before you consume aloe vera juice as it may have possible side effects.
Full, flavor ,low-fat, super nutritious, very-healthy, and high-in-fiber.
So good for you!
How can this be?
By replacing some of the traditional ingredients (like ground beef) with healthier – yet very flavorful – options, we can reduce the calorie count of these stuffed peppers by 100 calories each! And we totally eliminate the saturated fat and cholesterol! And I added 5 grams of fiber!
Low-fat and super flavorful, these stuffed bell peppers.
* 4 large, sweet bell peppers
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1/2 large sweet onion (or one small), diced small
* 2 - 3 cloves garlic, crushed
* 1 3/4 cups cooked brown rice
* 2 small to medium tomatoes, diced small
* 3/4 cups corn kernels (drained if canned)
* 1/2 cup (one 2.5 ounce can) sliced olives, drained
* 3/4 cup cooked black beans or red beans, lightly rinsed and drained well
* 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley – optional
* 2 teaspoons granulated onion
* 1 teaspoon dried basil
* 1 teaspoon dried oregano
* 1/8 teaspoon paprika
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup vegetable broth
* 1/2 cup crumbled, extra-firm (water-packed - not silken) tofu seasoned with 1/2 teaspoon granulated onion and 1/4 teaspoon salt (See note below about alternative toppings.)
1. Cut the bell peppers in half .
2. remove the stem part.
3. Heat oil in a large pan and sauté the diced onions over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until they just begin to soften.
4. Add garlic and rice and sauté for one additional minute.
5. Stir in tomatoes, corn, olives, beans, and seasonings. Remove from heat.
6. Remove seeds and membranes from the insides of the peppers. Fill peppers with rice mixture, packing tightly so as to fill with as much mixture as possible. Place peppers in baking dish.
7. Sprinkle tops with crumbled tofu or other topping. (While a tofu or cheese topping really adds to these stuffed peppers, they taste great even without any topping, so if you don't have anything on hand, no worries.)
8. Cover and bake at 375°F for 30 minutes.
I like to use seasoned, crumble tofu instead of cheese for many dishes that normally call for cheese, including these stuffed peppers, because:
1. it’s easy
2. it’s a much healthier option than cheese
3. it tastes good
4. Did I mention it’s easy?