Health Benefits of Amla

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Everyone must have heard from elders that we should eat amla.It helps in boosting immunity and slows down ageing,but there are alot more benefits of amla.

Nutritional Benefits of raw amla per 100gms:
  • Energy: 58 Kcal
  • protein: 0.5gms
  • carbohydrate: 13.7 gms
  • Iron: 1.2mgs
  • vitamin C: 600 mgs
Health Benefits of amla:

1. Cures Sore Throat and Cold:

Amla helps to cure sore throat and cold. For this, mix 2 teaspoons of amla powder with 2 teaspoons of honey. Have it 3-4 times in a day for effective results.
2. Rich Source of Vitamin C:
A great source of vitamin C, consume raw amla daily instead of vitamin C supplements as it is not easily absorbed by the body.
3. Reduces Constipation:
Daily consumption of raw amla reduces constipation problem, as it rich in fibres and acts as a gentle laxative. But remember to consume raw amla as powder as juice will not help in this case.

4. Heals Mouth Ulcers:

Then amla juice is the best solution for your problem. Dilute the amla juice in half a cup of water. Gargle with this mixture daily for best results.

5. Heals Arthritis Condition:

Do you know that amla benefits in reducing arthritis pain? It has anti-inflammatory properties which help in reducing the swelling and joint pain of knees caused due to arthritis. Have raw amla or amla juice daily in the morning.
6. Cures Sleeping Disorder:
Try this “wonder fruit” to relieve stress and therefore cure sleep disorders like insomnia.

7. Improves Eyesight:

Amla is very useful in improving eyesight. It also reduces reddening, itching and watering. Mix 2 teaspoons of amla juice in half a cup of water and drink it every morning.
8. Removes Toxins from the Body:
Consumption of alcohol, pain killers, medicines etc regularly increases the build up of large amount of toxins in our body. Amla helps in maintaining the proper functioning of liver and bladder, and get rid of toxins. Have amla juice on an empty stomach every morning.

9. Regulates Acid Levels in the Stomach:

Regular consumption of amla is very good for your stomach, as it balances the acids levels of stomach and thus improving digestion.

10. Fights Off Free Radicals:

Amla is the powerhouse of anti-oxidants and thus helps in fighting off free radicals in your body. Daily consumption of raw amla or juice reduces the risk of many serious diseases including cancer.

11. Improves Metabolism:

Amla helps in increasing your protein metabolism. If you have a high metabolism, then you lose weight faster. Therefore those who want to lose weight, have an amla daily to increase your metabolism.

12. Strengthens Respiratory and Central Nervous System:

Amla strengthens the lungs, the respiratory system and the central nervous system of your body.
About Dt. Vaishali Gaur
After her Graduation in Nutrition and Post Graduation in  Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition from the prestigious Lady Irwin College, She worked in Max Balaji Hospital , Pushpanjali Hospital and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital.
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