There was a general belief for a long time, so that young children aloe fruit juice might make them overweight and thus could contribute to some extent the current dramatic rise in childhood obesity.
This debate has been going on for some time mainly because of the inconsistency of data from various studies and it was not until recently that the results of the study involving 3618 children from 2 to 11 years of age revealed the truth of drinking aloe fruit juice.
There was a wide variation in the consumption of aloe fruit juice amongst the children in the study, children who consumed almost not at all, that those who consume an average of about 12 ounces or more daily. Children between the average consumption of just over 4 grams a day, which corresponds to the recommended daily amount of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The results of the study showed that there is no evidence that children who drank aloe fruit juice were overweight as a result, or that drinking fruit juice them at risk of becoming overweight. In fact, the opposite proved to be true with children in the 2-3 age group, for example, those who consumed the most juice, and nearly three times less likely to be overweight than children in the same age group who did not drink aloe fruit juice.
More interestingly, however, the study also showed that children who consumed aloe fruit juice ate less total fat, saturated fat and added fat and less sugar and sodium. These children also ate more whole fruit, and a greater intake of a number of key vitamins and minerals such as iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C.
So, contrary to popular belief, instead of children at risk gaining weight, aloe fruit juice appears to help maintain proper children's weight levels, and also provides them with the necessary nutrientsFeature toiletries, vitamins and minerals for strong and healthy growth.