Thursday, 31 January 2013

Aloe Vera Honey Lemon | 芦荟柠檬蜜糖






Here are the 4 Benefits of eating Aloe Vera: 

1. Phytochemical
Aloe vera contains many type of phytochemicals, such as aloin, glucommannans, salicylic acid, emodin, lectins and etc. Phytochemicals are important in preventing cancer, hearth disease, high blood pressure and other diseases. 


 2. Diabetes
 Aloe vera is useful is useful in the treatment of Diabetes and increase blood lipids in human (Lipids is important to heal wounds).  Aloe vera helps maintain a healthy blood sugar level.


3. Multivitamins
Aloe vera is a good source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E, Folic Acid and Niacin which are important nutrients in boosting body's defense.


4. Minerals 
Aloe vera contains copper, zinc, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, chromium, magnesium, manganese. We can have a daily dose of minerals just by drinking aloe vera juice.



Side Effect
Accroding to WebMD.com, taking large amount of aloe vera can cause some side effect such as stomach pain and cramps. Long-term use of large amounts of aloe latex might cause diarrhea, kidney problems, blood in the urine, low potassium, muscle weakness, weight loss, and heart disturbances.





Aloe Vera Honey Lemon




Ingredients:
1 Aloe vera leaf (~25cm)
1/2 Lemon
2 teaspoons of Manuka Honey
Warm water




Procedure: 
1. Remove the green aloe vera skin and cut the pulp into pieces of a few cm long and soak them in water for few minutes.
2. Pour warm water into a glass. Stir in Manuka honey and fresh lemon juice, mixing until honey is dissolved.
3. Then add few tablespoon of aloe vera pulps into the honey lemon drink. Serve chilled!













常吃芦荟的四大好处:

1. 新鲜的芦荟含有丰富的植物化学成分,可以帮助预防癌症,高血压和心血管疾病。

2.芦荟可以帮助治疗糖尿病患,控制血糖和增加血小板数量。(血小板有助于伤口伤口复原)

3.芦荟含有维生素A,B1,B2,B6,B12,C,E,叶酸 (folic acid) 和 烟酸 (niacin) 有助于提升免疫力。

4.芦荟还含有多种矿物质,比如铜,锌,铁,钙,钠,钾,铬,镁,锰,等等。每天吃一小片芦荟可以补充人体一天所需的矿物质。
 
 



切记:根据医药网站(WebMD.com) 过量饮食芦荟会导致肚子痛,肠胃不舒服及其他副作用。胃肠敏感的人最好免吃。


芦荟柠檬蜜糖

材料:


芦荟一大片(~ 25cm),半个柠檬,Manuka 蜜糖两茶匙,和温水。

做法:

1. 把芦荟皮切除,里面的肉切成小片然后泡水几分钟。

2. 准备温水,加入蜜糖和柠檬汁,搅拌均匀。

3. 再加入芦荟肉,冷藏后享用
 




References:
1. Aloe Vera- Wikipedia
2. Aloe Vera- Phytochemical
3. Aloe: Uses, Side effects, interaction and warning- WebMD

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