This tiny berry is believed to be the most powerful rejuvenating agent known to man. Read on.
Amla is the most potent natural source of Vitamin C.
In fact, this tiny fruit has as much Vitamin C as two oranges. Vitamin
C, when taken in the form of supplements, is not always easily
absorbed. But when you eat an amla berry, the Vitamin C present is
easily assimilated by body. So the next time you think of reaching for
a supplement, think again and reach for an amla berry instead.
Vitamin C is an excellent anti-oxidant and as amla is so rich
in Vitamin C, it has strong anti-oxidant properties and helps combat
free radicals. Free radicals are unstable ions in the body, responsible
for ageing and cell degeneration. Amla stabilises these free radicals
and is believed to be themost powerful
rejuvenating agent known to man. Just like most berries, it is low in
sugar and has a high fibre content, making it an ideal daily fruit for
almost anyone. However, if you have a heart condition, you may want to
check with your doctor before taking amla regularly. This is because
amla stimulates the heart.
Iron and various other minerals are not always easily absorbed
by the body.
You require a certain combination of meals to reap maximum benefits
from the food you eat. Unless you are a nutritionist or regularly
consult one, chances are that you eat normal, regular food and try to
stick to a healthy diet
as far as possible. Although numerous people do manage to get adequate
amounts of all essential minerals due to various combinations of food,
just as many, don't. Amla is a fruit that enhances food absorption and
thus helps you get the most out of the food you eat. It helps the body
digest food better and assimilate minerals like iron. Another excellent
digestive is ginger, but ginger tends to heat the body. Amla does not
heat the body, and is gentler on the entire system. Regular intake of
amla almost always results in a stronger, healthier digestive system
and in improved overall immunity.
Amla also helps boost protein metabolism, so if you exercise
and work out regularly you will benefit greatly from regular amla
intake. Similarly, people who have a tendency to gain weight easily
tend to have poor metabolism. The better your metabolism, the better
the body's ability to burn fat and keep you slim. As amla enhances metabolism, it helps you lose weight faster.
Regular use of pain killers, antibiotics and medication, regular intake
of alcohol, all cause toxin build-up in the liver. Amla helps
strengthen the liver, and rid the body of these toxins. It thus helps
purify and clean the blood. This is why amla is good for the skin, and
if taken in combination with neem, it can help clear out pimples that
are caused due to impure blood. In addition to the skin, amla is also
great for the hair. It nourishes hair roots and is believed to prevent
premature greying. Thus one often sees amla-based shampoos and oils.
In addition, amla helps lower cholesterol, enhance vision, and
strengthen the lungs and the respiratory system. It also strengthens
the body's central nervous system. It is a gentle laxative and helps cure constipation.
These are just some of the reasons to include an amla in your daily diet. Do you need any more?