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Eat more amla this winter to stay safe from these 5 winter illnesses

Amla is great for your health and can save you from multiple winters woes. Don’t believe us? Then read on to know the benefits of amla.
Amla is an Ayurvedic ingredient that has multiple benefits for your health and hair! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Shreya Gupta Published: 30 Nov 2020, 11:00 am IST
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It’s wintertime and we’re pretty sure you’ve already noticed that amla is widely available in the market. You see, amla is considered to be a winter superfood because of its multiple health benefits that protect us from various health ailments that come with the changing weather. 

Winter is often referred to as the ‘flu season’ but apart from the fever and cough, the cold season also causes issues like dry skin and hair fall. But, consuming amla can ensure you steer clear of these problems during the winter and can enjoy the pleasant months of the year.

Here are 5 common winter problems that the benefits of amla can solve:

1. Prevents seasonal flu

Amla is rich in vitamin C and A, polyphenol and flavanoid. A study published in the International Journal of Pharmaceuticals noted that amla has strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can prevent seasonal flu.

In Ayurveda, consuming amla is said to be extremely beneficial to prevent diseases. It is believed that amla increases the number of white blood cells and fights off the free radicals, strengthening your body’s natural defence mechanism.

2. Reduces the risk of heart diseases

Amla can help strengthen your heart muscles and reduce the risk of heart issues. With strong heart muscles, the blood flow in the body gets improved. In addition, amla controls the level of bad cholesterol in the body and reduces the risk of heart-related diseases.

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3. Controls diabetes

Amla has chromium in it which helps in the treatment of diabetes. In a study published in the International Journal of Food and Nutrition, it was noted that amla can perform anti-hyperglycemic action which reduces the lipid that is essential to lower the blood sugar levels.

4. Reduces hair fall

Amla is no less than an elixir for your hair! It gives natural nourishment to your tresses, making them healthier and beautiful. With proper nourishment, hair fall gets reduced and your hair gets strengthened from the roots. Amla has keratin, iron and antioxidants that protect your hair cuticles from any damage.

5. Treats dry skin

Amla has antioxidant properties that fight damage caused by free radicals and protect your skin from any damage. The vitamin C content improves your dermal health and provides the correct nutrients. With regular consumption, you will be blessed with glowing and healthy skin.

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So, stock up on the benefits of amla to ensure winter problems stay away from you!

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Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always. ...Read More

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