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Boost your immunity with amla this monsoon; know many ways to consume it | Health


Amla or Indian gooseberry, considered a powerful and rejuvenating fruit in Ayurveda, is one of the most effective immunity boosters in all seasons. The sweet and sour fruit has high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, flavonoids, fiber, amla is also known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. No wonder, it’s an ancient Ayurvedic remedy used to treat colds, fevers, digestive problems, liver disease, diabetes, and prevent many seasonal infections. According to Ayurveda, amla can cure almost all diseases and balance the tridoshas. (Also read: Monsoon Alert: Nutritionists Suggest Immunity-Boosting, Gut-Friendly Snacks)

During the monsoon, our immunity is low and the digestive system is slow and there are a number of seasonal and digestive issues that pose a health risk. Amla with its cytoprotective properties helps stimulate the production of white blood cells, thus strengthening our immune army. Its regular consumption also helps eliminate toxins from the body.

Amla also works wonders for digestive issues like constipation and acidity. The wonder fruit also helps you fight aging as it can slow cell degeneration and promotes longevity. Regular consumption of amla can also control your blood sugar and even help lower LDL cholesterol. Not to mention its benefits for skin and hair. The abundant vitamins and antioxidants it contains prevent skin infections, skin diseases and reverse the signs of aging.

There are different ways to add amla to your diet. You may have believed it if you can, but if you find it too sour for your taste, there are a variety of ways to consume this powerful fruit. Chyawanprash, amla candy, juice, murabba, pickle, you can try your hand at these countless preparations.

Talking about how amla can be consumed, dietician and nutritionist Dr. Poonam Duneja, founder of Nutrifybypoonam Diet & Wellness Clinic says, “Amla is very rich in vitamin C, even more so than orange. It is good for immunity, skin and hair health and excellent for digestive health. You can consume amla in the following way: add its juice in a salad instead of lemon, fry it with salt and red chili powder; amla pickle also tastes good and amla murabba is equally nutritious and delicious. Nowadays, amla juice is sold in sachets. Include amla in your daily diet for at least two months to see the desired benefits.

So how do you eat amla today?

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