The gel of the aloe vera contains vitamins A, C, and E as well as the minerals calcium, sulphur, zinc, magnesium, chromium, and selenium. It is also chock-full of antioxidants, fibre, enzymes, and polysaccharides.
It has a lubricating effect on the joints, brain, nervous system, and the skin. It is awesome for weight loss and fitness and keeping you flexible and limber throughout your life.
When purchasing, look for the organic variety. Select fresh leaves in preference to bottled aloe vera. Select leaves that are thick with gel and free from white speckles.
The gel is best when filleted, and separated from the leaf with your knife. Once you have removed the gel you can add it to smoothies, elixirs, salads, or salsas. Any food you can think of, really.
You can also use the gel as a moisturising lotion, suntan lotion, or salve for minor burns.
I use it as a face mask although some varieties do have a slight smell which you need to adjust to when keeping it on your face for twenty minutes.
Until next time,
Take care beautiful one xo