An Aloe Vera Juice Site for the Hispanic Market?

Aloe Vera is a Hispanic folk remedy that has found its way into other cultures and into many skin creams. It has a strong soothing effect when applied directly from cut leaves. A bit gooey at first but oh so refreshing.

Aloe Vera is used to treat cuts and burns on the skin, it is believed to have skin rejuvenation powers and when in liquid form, it helps boost the immune system.

I still remember the words of one american surgeon that advised me to drink Aloe Vera juice during the 10 days before a surgery. How’s that for culture penetration?

Now US Farms, Inc., announced the launch of its new Hispanic focused web site, which will operate as a division of US Farms Inc.

Aloe Vera Plant

US Farms Aloe Vera Juice retails for $14.95 per bottle or wholesales for $89.95 per case (12 bottles). US Farms Aloe Vera Juice can be ordered online with Visa, Master Card, Discover, or American Express or by calling their customer service.

US Farms Aloe Vera Juice is an exclusive proprietary formulation which includes: Aloe Vera Juice (Barbadensis Miller), White Grape, Cranberry, Concord Grape and Black Cherry juice concentrate which are potent anti-oxidants and phyto-nutrients.

If you are interested in sampling their new and exciting Aloe Vera Juice will be offered for a limited time, a free 32 oz. bottle of US Farms Aloe Vera juice. Visit their website at

About US Farms Aloe Vera Juice

What sets US Farms Aloe Vera Juice apart from others is our farm fresh crop. Our Aloe Vera is hand harvested and cultivated using the best farming practices to ensure the highest quality. We blend our high-grade Aloe Vera with just the right amount of all-natural fruit juices to give it a great taste.

Aloe Vera has been known for centuries and used by people thought out the world. Aloe Barbadensis Miller (leaf inner gel) contains a wide variety of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. These nutrients, along with the phyto-nutrients in the fruit juices, as well as the anti-oxidants they contain, they say makes their Aloe Vera juice the perfect complement to an active lifestyle.

We know all of us can enjoy the rewards of adding Aloe Vera Juice to our diets. Will we?

Source: US Farms, Inc.

Clear your mind here

Clear your mind here

Hispanic children are getting most nutrients, but eating too much fat

The Hispanic community has its own set of health challenges, including high rates of diabetes, plus kidney and cardiovascular disease. Children aren’t immune — according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, from 2005 through 2006 Mexican American children age 2 through 19 were the heaviest among all ethnic and racial groups in the U.S.

Los Angeles Times – Hispanic Children – Health

Just how their diets break down is the subject of a study in the June issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Assn., which analyzed the nutrition quality in diets of 1,030 normal weight and overweight Hispanic children age 4 to 19 in Houston who had low socioeconomic status. Quality was assessed using the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, published jointly by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture.

Overall, the diets of all children were adequate in most nutrients, but often surpassed the guidelines for total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and added sugar and salt. Looking more closely at the foods the kids ate, 68% of calories came primarily from soda, desserts, pizza, chips, fruit drinks, fruit juice, processed meats and burgers. About one-fourth of the children went over the maximum intake level of 25% for added sugars.

All kids came up short on fruits and vegetables — the average number of servings they ate was lower than the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendation. They also fell below standards on consumption of vitamins E and D, pantothenic acid, calcium, potassium and fiber.

Several factors put the Hispanic population at higher risk for obesity. In this study, 91% of parents were overweight or obese, and parents’ income and education levels were low. Other issues reported in the NHANES study include limited health insurance coverage, acculturation to American diet and lifestyle, recent immigration, and access to medical care.

Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine wrote in this study: “Knowledge of the dietary intake of children from low-[socioeconomic status] Hispanic families at high risk for obesity will provide a basis on which to build nutritional interventions and policy that are appropriately tailored to population subgroups.”


Love this quote. Move on!

Love this quote. Move on!

Source: Los Angeles Times – Health
By Jeannine Stein
Photo credit: Francis Specker / AP