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  • Homemade Aloe Water

    Homemade Aloe Water

    Aloe Vera Flavoured Water

    Who said drinking water was boring? This homemade aloe vera water is refreshing and addictive. Aloe, or aloe vera, has many benefits on skin and health. Plus, it adds a summer touch to your water. You can serve it in a glass or make a whole jug! It’s also a great way to pimp your sparkling water!

    Good to know: Despite some warnings you might hear about aloe and its toxicity, there is no reason to worry. Aloe gel (the translucent part) is completely safe to use, even in the kitchen!

    Indeed, aloe gel can be consumed in addition to being used to treat burns and scratches. To take advantage of this popular plant, simply scrape the gel contained in the branches. The leaves (green part) and the brownish surface near the leaves are however toxic!

    Psst! To efficiently and safely get the gel, cut the leaf in half on its lenght, then gently scrape the gel with a spoon while carefully leaving a thin gel layer (it’s that layer right over the leaf that can be problematic).

    The remaining aloe branches can be kept in a sustainable packaging (or in a plastic wrap!) at room temperature for about 10 days, or 20 days in the refrigerator.

    Preparation 5 min
    Cooking -
    1 serving
    Piece of cake (easy)

Nutritional Information

  • Calories
    23 Kcal
    Calories are units of energy. They represent a measurable quantity of energy brought by a food. Your energetic needs depend on your age, height, weight, gender and how active you are. The average need ranges around 2000 calories/day. A higher or inferior intake might affect your weight.
  • Lipids
    0 g
    Lipids (fats) are essential to your body. They are an important source of energy. However, an excessive consumption is associated with weight gain and higher risks of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular problems. Unsaturated fats are preferable to saturated or trans fats.
  • Saturated fats
    0 g
    Saturated fats, commonly known as “bad fats”, are mostly found in processed foods and in some products of animal origin. If consumed in excess, they can have adverse effects on cardiovascular health, including increases in LDL-cholesterol levels. Try to eat better lipids such as those found in fish, nuts, oilseeds, and oils!
  • Cholesterol
    0 mg
    Your body mainly uses cholesterol to produce hormones. It is only found in foods of animal origin such as meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products. However, dietary cholesterol has little to no influence on your cholesterol level compared to saturated and trans fats.
  • Sodium
    8 mg
    In small quantities, sodium is an essential nutrient for your body. However, you probably eat too much of it without even being aware, and this overconsumption can have adverse effects on your health. Indeed, excess sodium targets organs and can lead to hypertension.
  • Carbohydrates
    6 g
    2 % DV
    Carbohydrates are a good source of energy. They are your brain’s main source of fuel for all functions. The carbohydrate group is divided into simple and complex sugars, fibers, and starches. Carbohydrates are mostly found in fruits, dairy products, baked goods, pastries, sweets, cereals, and legumes. It is recommended to not eat high quantities of added sugars. Limit your intake to 50 g/day.
  • Fibers
    0 g
    Fibers have many health benefits. They are divided into two types: soluble and insoluble fibers. Soluble fibers can reduce your cholesterol level and help regulate glycemia (blood sugar levels). As for insoluble fibers, they increase stool bulk and regulate bowel function. Since they slow down the digestion process, they promote satiety, which contributes to appetite and weight control. You should consume at least 30 g everyday.
  • Proteins
    - g
    Protein has different roles in your body. They are essential to muscle, blood, and even skin development! In fact, protein build most of your bodily structures. They also provide all the amino acids your body needs to make neurotransmitters, new molecules, enzymes, and even certain hormones!
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