Amla for weight loss

Amla or the Indian gooseberry is a tangy green fruit loaded with benefits. Most of us enjoy having Amla Murabba, Amla pickle, as a whole or in Chyawanprash. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for various benefits to health, skin and hair. Amla is a rich source of vitamin C, anti-oxidants, fibre and minerals like calcium and phosphorus. All these vitamins and minerals help in digestion and therefore in losing weight.

Benefits of Amla for weight loss

  • Amla helps in losing weight by improving metabolism
  • High fibre content and Vitamin C helps in detoxifying the body
  • It boosts digestion and relieves indigestion and constipation
  • Amla keeps you full and controls food cravings
  • It acts as a natural rejuvenator and boosts energy levels
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Ways to Use Amla

1. Amla fruit

Amla is packed with high fibre and nutrients, it is best to have one or two in the morning

2. Amla Juice

Amla juice is easily available in the market, or you can make it at home.

  • Cut 3 Amlas and remove the seeds
  • Blend the fruit with one and a half cup of water
  • Filter the juice and have it early in the morning
  • You can also add salt, honey and pepper powder to taste

3. Amla Murabba

  • Wash 1 kg Amla and prick it using a fork
  • Dissolve 1 tbsp lime in water and soak Amlas in it overnight
  • Remove them the next morning, wash them and repeat the process for another night
  • Drain, squeeze and rinse them the next morning
  • Then add them in boiling water and cook till they are tender and transparent
  • Drain and keep aside
  • Make a sugar syrup using six cups of water, sugar and lemon juice
  • After the solution achieves thread like consistency, add Amlas and boil them for 4 -5 mins
  • You may add cardamom powder for more flavour.

Other forms of Amla you can use:

  • Amla powder – You can mix it in water or shakes
  • Amla candy
  • Amla supari
  • Amla pickle

Expert Tips

Although having Amla is beneficial, too much of it can affect your health adversely. Some common side effects are:

  • Allergy
  • Hyperacidity
  • Constipation
  • Dryness of skin

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