Incredible Benefits of Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera is often described as a wonder plant as it claims to have several therapeutic properties. It is a succulent plant which stores water in its thick and fleshy leaves. The Egyptians called Aloe Vera ‘the plant of immortality’ and it can perform several miracles for our skin, hair, and health as well. Aloe Vera is used extensively in beauty products. It has been seamlessly integrated into everything we use from beauty cream to health juice and dietary supplements. The plant has a height of one or two feet with prickly leaves in it. We have an Aloe Vera plant in our garden. In Ayurveda, Aloe Vera is advocated as a healer when it is consumed orally or applied.

Mamma says when Aloe Vera is put into our personal care regimen it can treat, exfoliate, restore and provide constant nutrition to the human skin. We use Aloe Vera to treat minor cuts, burn, wounds and dry skin. It is rich in Vitamin C, E, and beta-carotene which give it a nourishing and anti-aging property. It moisturizes our skin without making it greasy hence can be used for all skin types. Daddy says drinking a glass of Aloe Vera juice early in the morning on an empty stomach improves our digestion and cures stomach related problems. Using Aloe Vera is recommended by dermatologist for treating sunburn, stretch marks, removing tan as it can treat the cells on the epithelial level of the skin. It can be used in summer as well as in winter season.

Aloe Vera improves skin elasticity and makes it smoother and supple. Applying Aloe Vera on the scalp helps to remove dead skin cells and thus promotes hair growth. It can work wonders for dandruff related problems such as the itchy scalp. The juice produced by Aloe Vera is used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease which causes heartburn, chest pain, and trouble in swallowing. Research shows Aloe Vera can maintain blood sugar and can help reduce the cholesterol level. Using toothpaste made up of Aloe Vera plays an effective role in maintaining our oral hygiene. It prevents gum inflammation and the anti-bacterial property of Aloe Vera protects our teeth from cavity-causing bacteria. Regular intake of Aloe Vera juice can strengthen our immune system.

For planting the tree we should make sure that it receives enough warmth and sunlight. Too much of water can hamper its growth and make it rot. The Aloe Vera gel can be stored for a long time in the refrigerator. We should always use sterilized containers for storing the gel.

Know the Amazing Benefits of Eating Pineapples

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Pineapple is a very popular tropical fruit which not only tastes delicious but also comes with an array of health benefits. Mommy says the health and medicinal benefits of the fruit includes boosting our respiratory health, immunity, strengthening bones and aiding digestion. Pineapple also accelerates weight loss, reduces inflammation and cures colds and coughs. Mamma prepares yummy pancakes, desserts, ice cream, cookies, cupcakes with pineapples. I am also fond of eating fresh pineapple salads. Pineapple juice or smoothie is rich in anti-oxidant and is popular all around the world.

Taste and Appearance

The fruit remains surrounded by thorny spikes and topped with hard and waxy leaves. It has a combination of tart and sweet taste. The structure and appearance of the fruit bear resemblances with pine cones hence the name pineapple has evolved.

Pineapples are a storehouse of several nutrients such as protein, carbohydrate, soluble and insoluble dietary fibers, vitamins, minerals. They are low in calories, therefore, can play a major role for those willing to lose weight.

Strengthens Immune System

Pineapples contain Vitamin C. Consumption of pineapples boosts our immunity by stimulating the white blood cells. So, it reduces the chances of falling sick easily. It acts as an antioxidant and protects against the harmful impacts of free radicals.

Reduces Inflammation of Muscles and Joints

For those who suffer from arthritis, eating pineapples can reduce the inflammation of muscles and joints. As pineapples contain bromelain, which is a rare proteolytic enzyme that helps in breaking down of complex protein and has anti-inflammatory effects.

Helps in Digestion

Consuming fresh pineapples prevents many health conditions such as diarrhea, constipation, irregular bowel movement, blood clotting as well as high blood pressure. They are rich in fiber which promotes the passage of food at a normal rate through the digestive tract. The bromelain in pineapple aids in protein digestion and treats various digestive issues.

Good for Bones

Manganese present in pineapple strengthens bones and helps in their growth and repair.

Healthy Skin

Pineapples contain Vitamin C which tones the skin, clears acne, delays aging by reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Vitamin C also helps in collagen formation which keeps the skin tissues healthy.

Improves Eye-Health

Eating pineapple can improve our vision and prevent other age-related eye problems. Beta-carotene in pineapple is good for eye health.

Controls Blood Pressure

Pineapple is a good source of potassium which increases blood circulation to various parts of the body, eases tension and stress in the blood vessels. As the blood vessels relax, the blood pressure is also reduced. Thus decreases the chances of suffering from hypertension.