A registered dietitian weighs in on this popular beverage.
There are many anecdotal benefits to aloe vera and aloe vera juice, and far fewer health advantages backed up by science. Registered dietitian Maya Feller has all the details on whether or not you should incorporate aloe vera juice into your diet and the right way to do it. As with most foods, it should be used in moderation, and you should consult your healthcare provider before starting a new diet plan. Additionally, don't make your own — you may put your health at risk instead of improving it, so if you do choose to drink aloe vera juice, choose ready-made juice, which is also fortified with vitamin C.
There are many claims stating that eating aloe vera may reduce your blood sugar levels or cholesterol. Although the results are promising, they are still too inconsistent. For example, people with diabetes who participated in one study did experience lower blood sugar levels but scientists cannot confirm yet whether there were other factors involved or the good outcomes were the result of a placebo effect.