In this article, we’re going to pay some attention to a plant called ‘nopal’ or prickly pear. It is full of fiber, improves our digestion, has diuretic properties, helps us against obesity etc.
You can grow it easily as it doesn’t need much care.
The plant can be also used as a home remedy since it’s abundant in various health benefits.
Here are some of the best benefits nopal has for our health!
This is a type of cardiovascular inflammation caused by the plaque of our blood vessels. Nopal can treat it easily since its main properties are anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Consume powdered or fresh nopal juice.
We’ve already mentioned that it’s full of insoluble and soluble dietary fiber. The fiber which is insoluble help us pass the food through the digestive tract better and absorb water. It can also help us dilute cells which are carcinogenic for our colon.
It contains a great amount of fibers, vitamin B3 and amino acids. It can also help us against the excess of sugar in the blood, but it also converses fat. In this way, we decrease triglycerides and bad cholesterol.
Helps colon work
It’s full of active components which improve the absorption and prevention of fat and carbohydrates. It balances our blood level which helps us have a clean colon and control obesity.
This plant is full of 18 amino acids which help us against diabetes, decrease fatigue and we’re full of energy.
Take it on an empty stomach on every 3 days until you notice visible results.
-A glass of pure water
-A medium-sized tender cactus
-The juice of 1 lemon
-A little honey
-A spoonful of flaxseed or chia (optional)
- Combine all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend it all for several minutes. Drink it very slowly. If it has any hard parts, chew them.
- After this you shouldn’t eat anything for 30 minutes. You can consume another glass of this beverage before you have the strongest meal for the day.
Overweight cactus smoothie
-A medium sized nopal
-A cup of alfalfa
-A glass of fresh, natural carrot juice (freshly made)
You should consume ½ a liter of the juice every day, for example, one glass at noon and another one during the afternoon, after a meal. Make sure you also drink 2 liters of water every day so that you could eliminate toxins and fats properly. Avoid salted, fried and food with refined sugar, as well as processed food.
Take the juice every day until you notice visible results.