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Monday, April 25, 2016

Health Benefits Of Indian Gooseberry

Health Benefits Of Amla (Indian Gooseberry)

‘Good things come in small packages’ is a saying that holds particular truth for the Indian Gooseberry or Amla. The beautiful sour fruit is packed with vitamin C, anti-oxidants, Vitamin B Complex, fiber and minerals like calcium, iron, chromium and phosphorus. Amla has been used widely in Ayurvedic and Herbal medicines for centuries and holds a haloed place in the Indian society.

Health Benefits Of Amla Include:

1 . Delays Ageing

The rich content of anti-oxidants in Amla fight free radicals that cause cell damage and lead to ageing in humans. A raw gooseberry a day can keep the wrinkles away. It is best had with pepper and salt on an empty stomach in the morning.

2 . Fights Obesity

Amla burns cholesterol and enhances the retention of protein and nitrogen in the body thereby helping us build muscle and reduce flab. One fruit to start the day will be your best friend to kick those unwanted pounds.

3 . Reduces Cholesterol

Amla  prevents accumulation of bad cholesterol in the arteries and promotes heart health. Try half a glass of Amla juice mixed with a tablespoon full of honey on an empty stomach in the morning.

4 . Fights Cold And Cough

Suffering from cough and cold? Instead of popping pills, give Amla a chance. Amla is an excellent source of vitamin C and that makes it a great remedy for cold. Extract the juice of two gooseberries and mix it with two tablespoons of honey and ginger powder. Have this mixture four times in a day for best results.

5 . Prevents Constipation

The high fiber content of Amla facilitates bowel movement.Have it raw or in juice forms for real good mornings.

6 . Regulates Blood Sugar

Amla juice is nothing short of the elixir of life for patients of Diabetes. Other than fighting the free radicals in blood, it facilitates Insulin absorption resulting in a reduced blood sugar level. Diabetics should include Amla in any of its forms in their diet for a healthy life.

7 . Boosts Immunity

The fruit is a rich source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B Complex and anti-oxidants. These fight the harmful free radicals and purifies the blood as well. So making a habit of having an Amla in the morning, raw or juiced will make you less vulnerable to diseases.

8 . Strengthens Bones

Amla aids the absorption of calcium and helps in strengthening bones.Snacking on a hand-full of candied ‘Amla’ or raw ‘Amla’ cubes sprinkled with salt and pepper will go a long way in this regard.

9 . Cools The Body

Amla has a cooling effect on our body and that is a welcome attribute in a country like India. Eat it raw or drink the juice of gooseberries daily to keep you at ease during the summers and also to prevent stomach ailments.

10 .  Nourishes Hair And Skin 

Amla is a natural hair conditioner and its anti-bacterial properties prevents and cures infection of the scalp. Studies show that it also prevents greying of hair. Soak a couple of mashed gooseberries in a liter of water overnight. Use this to wash your hair after shampooing for instant results.

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