Indian superfood – Amla

Translated from Sanskrit, Amalaki means “fruit under the auspices of the goddess of prosperity.” From English Amla is translated as “Indian gooseberry”. The benefits of these fruits are associated with a high content of vitamin C in them. Amla juice is about 20 times richer in vitamin C compared to orange juice. The vitamin in amla fruit is present along with tannins that protect it from being destroyed by heat or light. Ayurveda says that regular consumption of Amla promotes longevity and good health. Daily consumption of raw amla helps with bowel regularity problems due to its high fiber content and mild laxative effect. In this case, it is important to take raw amla, not powder or juice. Taking pills, malnutrition and mixing foods increases the amount of toxins in the body. Amla helps keep the liver and bladder working properly by releasing toxins. For detoxification, it is recommended to take a glass of amla juice every morning on an empty stomach. Amla reduces the risk of gallstones. They are formed with an excess of cholesterol in bile, while alma helps to reduce “bad” cholesterol. Vitamin C converts cholesterol to bile acid in the liver. Amla stimulates a separate group of cells that secrete the hormone insulin. Thus, it reduces blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. An excellent drink is amla juice with a pinch of turmeric twice a day before meals.

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