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Sip on immunity and weight loss with this recipe for making amla juice at home

Updated on:26 June 2020, 11:35am IST
Two tablespoons of amla juice every day is all you need for glowing skin and a luscious mane.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Amla is a superfood that everyone should include in their diet. Shutterstock
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Many brands are minting money by commercializing amla and we are buying it like hotcakes. The reason being that we all know how many benefits this humble superfood has to offer. From kids in your home to the elderly, everyone needs to have at least do ghoont of it daily so that they can stay hale and hearty. 

But, how sure are you that what you’re getting off the shelf is actually amla and not a mix of various artificial food flavours along with preservatives?

Besides, bottled or packaged goods cannot match the health benefits of fresh amla. That’s why we have a simple recipe that you can make at home to reap the health benefits of this superfood.

So, today, let’s prepare delectable amla juice:

Ingredients
1kg fresh amla
500 gms honey or jaggery/gur
250 gms ginger
10 to 15 fresh lemons
Salt to taste

Vitamin-C rich amla is good for hair
Amla and its vitamin C content have many benefits for your hair and skin. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Preparation
1. Chop amla into small pieces and mix it with salt. Let it sit for at least two hours.
2. Now in a pan, add the honey or jaggery to water and begin the heating process. Bring it to a boil to make a syrup. Set it aside to cool.
3. Now, wash the salted amlas with clean water and put it in a juicer to extract the juice. Similarly, extract ginger juice as well.
4. Now, mix amla juice and ginger juice. Also, squeeze lemons in it.
5. Add the honey/jaggery syrup and store it in a glass bottle.

How to consume it?
Well, according to experts, it is most advisable to consume amla on an empty stomach for the best results. Dr Partap Chauhan, Director, Jiva Ayurveda, suggests that you should add 1 part of amla juice to 5 parts water and sip it slowly.

Benefits of drinking amla juice
Well, there is no denying that amla is considered to be one of the most powerful superfoods on the planet. Plus, it is one of the most crucial elements in almost all Ayurvedic products that you consume. The reason is simple: these small green gooseberries have more than one benefit to offer:

1. Amla helps you lose weight
Amla is rich in vitamin C which acts as a fat cutter. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine says that it works wonderfully well if you want to lose weight swiftly.

amla powder for hair
Ladies, you’ve got to stop underestimating the power of the good-old amla and let it take care of your weight woes. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Amla is great for your hair and skin
Amla is a pool of antioxidants that help in replenishing your skin cells and hair follicles. According to a study published in the Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, the vitamin E present in amla also helps in making your hair voluminous and skin glowing.

3. Amla helps in dealing with Alzheimer’s
That’s why you and your entire family should consume amla juice daily. According to a study conducted at the School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Clayton, Australia, including amla in your diet helps in boosting the functioning of your brain cells and that’s why when you grow old disorders like Alzheimer’s stay away from you.

Alzheimer’s disease
Drinking amla juice helps elderlies in dealing with Alzheimer’s? Image courtesy: Shutterstock.

4. Amla boosts your immunity too
Well, that’s the only reason why it is there in ayurvedic syrups that you consume for immunity building. According to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, amla or Indian gooseberry has immunomodulatory properties. And therefore, it helps in dealing with various health problems like cancer, cardiovascular, and immunological disorders.

Well, there is more to amla but we think you should try and test it by yourself. So, do try it and let us know if it helped.

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Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.