Sometimes, it feels like each morning we wake up to a new headline glorifying the next health food trend.
With each passing day, a new superfood is found that replaces the other, some have actual benefits, and some only claim to have benefits.
With all of the buzz that these trends create, some people try to predict the next superfood trend. They’re always on the hunt for the next trend that will surely surpass turmeric.
Our guess? Amla. And we really think this one is here to stay.
Amla is a fruit that is commonly referred to as Indian gooseberry. Amla is hailed as being one of the most antioxidant-rich foods on Earth. Amla has been found to help treat diabetes, stress, and even cancer. It is due to its high content of Vitamin C.
Amla can be consumed in many forms. If you are looking to incorporate it into your diet, then you have a couple of choices:
Amla can be consumed whole, in a powder, or in capsules. The taste has been known to be sour, so it’s good to mix it with other foods, like in a smoothie.
On another hand, it has many benefits too. Some of them are given below:
⚜️ Combats cough and flu:
Amla is a brilliant cure for a general cough and flu. Mixing two teaspoons of the amla juice with two teaspoons of honey and consuming it on a regular basis can help with curing cough and cold in a shorter span of time compared to any other medication.
⚜️ Is a great cure for anti-aging:
Amla is referred to as a super fruit that helps with controlling aging. The fact that it owns a high content of antioxidants allows it to reduce the chances of cell damage. It is also useful in fighting the different side effects of the free radicals also assists it in withholding signs of aging.
⚜️ Works against heart diseases:
Consumption of high cholesterol food leads to high cholesterol levels in your blood. The floating of cholesterol on the blood leads to the blockage of crucial arteries and veins, leading to a number of cardiac diseases. It halts the building of bad cholesterol in the blood vessels and thus reduces the chances of a heart attack. Not only does it serve the above-mentioned functions but it also stops the heart from thickening or clogging.
⚜️ Works towards reducing blood sugar:
Fruits that are generally high in polyphenol are able to help the body combat the ill effects of high blood sugar. Since Indian Gooseberry has a high content of polyphenol, it helps diabetic patients in better absorption of insulin, thus helping in the reduction of blood sugar levels.
⚜️ Treats ulcer:
Amla is recognized to have very high antibacterial properties which help it to prevent any kind of ulcer. The fact that amla is high in vitamin c also reduces the chance of mouth ulcers, which are often caused due to the deficiency of the same. Amla also assists in bringing down the acidity level in the body, which all in all eliminates any chance of ulcer creation in the body.
⚜️ Amla powder for your hair:
Amla is one of the most nourishing herbs for the hair. It acts as a natural conditioner for healthy, shiny hair. It also slows down the greying process. Amla helps strengthen hair follicles and increases blood circulation in the scalp, thus stimulating hair growth. Use amla oil or mix amla powder in henna and apply on your hair.
⚜️ Amla for glowing skin:
This wonder berry is known to be the best anti-aging fruit according to traditional Indian medicine. Regular intake of amla not only leads to healthy and glowing skin but also improves eyesight, boosts the immune system, and regulates blood sugar and lipids. Eat as murabba, pickles or candies; but consume it daily.
✨ How to use Amla:-
Drinking the juice of fresh amla is the best way to reap the benefits of this fruit. Amla is easily available from December through April. However, if you can’t handle the sour shot, try these tasty options:
Dried: Deseed and chop amla into small pieces. Mix with a little salt and leave to dry in sunlight for a few days. Once it is completely dehydrated, store in a dry jar for an ideal on-the-go snack.
Pickled: Make a spicy amla achaar or a sweet murabba by soaking amla in sugary water.