You’ve heard it before, from dieticians, physicians and elders—seasonal fruits are the best way to keep diseases and illnesses away. Well, they are 100 per cent right.
And since we are at the peak of winter and vulnerable to the many illnesses it brings along, let’s talk about one such amazingly beneficial fruit–amla.
The name itself is enough to send a tingling sensation down your jaw and as tasty as the Indian gooseberry is, it is also very beneficial in the cold winter days.
How? Allow us to list 11 reasons!
What are the benefits of eating Amla?
- The very first and most obvious reason is that amla is rich in Vitamin C (ascorbic acid). 100 grams of the citrus fruit contains between 10 to 30 times more Vitamin C than an orange!
- Regular consumption of citrus fruits like gooseberry is an effective way of reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
- Severe oxidative stress may result in atherosclerosis— a disease that affects the arteries and builds plaque in them. Vitamin C has antioxidant properties and is thus very efficient in tackling this damage in our systems.
- Winters are an especially tough time for your immune system, and the vitamin content of amla can help you battle the cold and viruses effectively.
- If you are prone to mouth ulcers, heat some water, mix amla juice in it and have it every day. You’ll soon see positive results.
- The chromium content of amla is known to control sugar levels. This makes the tangy fruit an excellent food item for those battling diabetes.
- Amla is also fibrous but needs to be taken in controlled quantities because too much fibre may lead to irritable bowels.
What happens if you eat gooseberry daily?
- Amla is famous for its blood purifying properties. Thanks to this, it helps your skin clear out, prevents acne and gives you a radiant complexion.
- If you eat raw amla or have its juice regularly, the fruit will also maintain your oral health, strengthen gums and keep bad breath away.
- The Vitamin C in amla is also an excellent agent to keep your skin hydrated, reduce redness and repair damaged skin cells. You can read more about these healing properties of ascorbic acid here.
- Regularly massaging your scalp with an amla hair cleanser will reduce dandruff and make your hair super smooth and shiny. You can buy the cleanser by clicking on this link.
- Switch to amla hair oil if you experience premature greying or have brittle or frizzy hair. Regular use will give you gorgeous hair that will give Rapunzel a complex!
While the raw fruit is delicious without a doubt, its juice is also a great way to start your day on a healthy note. Click here to get your bottle of the syrup and keep fit this winter season.
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(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)