Lifestyle habits like skipping meals, overeating, bingeing on junk and greasy foods often lead to various health conditions that can turn severe if they're not taken care of. Such habits can also lead to an impaired digestive system that can further have negative impacts on the overall health. If you have been over-indulging in oily foods lately, then you may be at a greater risk of developing digestive woes. Hence, in order to steer clear of such conditions, you can bring to your rescue few detox meals or juices that can help flush out toxins from your body.
When it comes to juices, apple and aloe vera work together really well. A juice made out of the two ingredients may give your body a much-needed nutritional punch. Additionally, the juice also contains ginger and turmeric, both of which are replete with health benefiting properties.
(Also Read: Easy-Peasy Tips On How To Store Aloe Vera Gel)
Aloe vera has a cooling, anti-inflammatory effect on the gut
According to the book, 'Healing Foods' by DK Publishing House, "Aloe vera has a cooling, anti-inflammatory effect on the gut; it helps relieve constipation and can help clear intestinal parasites. Turmeric has a similarly soothing effect on the gut, relieving pain and tension, and also helps improve circulation. Fresh ginger tones and stimulates the digestive tract, but it can raise blood pressure; if you suffer from high blood pressure, omit the ginger."
Foods For Digestion: Here's How You Can Make Apple And Aloe Vera Juice At Home:
Apple - 1
Aloe Vera - 1 large leaf
Turmeric Root - 1 cm
Ginger Root - 1 cm
How To Make:
To begin with, peel the ginger and turmeric root and wash them thoroughly. Chop them into two halves. Cut the apple into two halves as well.
Now with the help of a sharp knife, discard the yellow part from the aloe vera leaf and scrape off the gel after slicing the leaf lengthwise.
Add all the ingredients in a juice and blend well. Once a juice-like consistency is attained, pour it in a glass and drink.
Note: If you feel that the juice has become too thick, you may dilute it by adding a little bit of water in the juicer while blending.
So go ahead and make this juice a part of your diet to steer clear of digestive issues. However, we recommend you to consult an expert nutritionist before you make any major alternations in your diet.
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