The world seems to discover a superfood every now and then, and Indian gooseberry (or amla) clearly aces the list, for more reason than one.
Being used in Ayurveda since ages, gooseberry has many health benefits to offer.
Loaded with antioxidant power and essential vitamins, gooseberry can help fight various diseases.
Here are top six reasons why you must include gooseberry in your diet.
Gooseberry can help boost your immunity and improve your vision
Immunity: Boasting of amazing antioxidant power and Vitamin C content (almost equal to 20 oranges), gooseberry is one of the effective food items to strengthen your immunity.
Vision: A great source of Vitamin A and carotene, gooseberry can make your vision sharper, and even help treat various age-related eye disorders.
So, snack on gooseberry candies or have gooseberry pickle (with less salt and oil).
It keeps your heart healthy and aids in weight loss
Heart health: Loaded with Vitamin C and fiber, gooseberry is quite effective in reducing bad cholesterol, and keeping your blood pressure under control, thereby enhancing your heart health and longevity.
Weight loss: High in dietary fiber and protein, gooseberry has the ability to speed up metabolism and promote weight loss. Further, it keeps you fuller and prevents unnecessary/unhealthy food cravings.
It can also give you healthy hair and glowing skin
Hair health: Gooseberry is packed with hair-friendly nutrients like calcium, Vitamin A, iron, antioxidants. It helps slow down greying, prevents dandruff, strengthens hair follicles, and increases blood circulation to the scalp.
Skin health: Not just hair, gooseberry is extremely beneficial for your skin as well. Drinking a glass of gooseberry juice every morning can give you glowing skin.