Amla juice is extracted from Amla berry also referred to as Indian gooseberry. Known scientifically by the name Phyllanthus emblica, the tree produces amla berries which are pale green and translucent. Amla is a powerhouse of nutrients and antioxidants especially vitamin C. Amla juice can treat health conditions such as diabetes. Inappropriate quantities, amla juice can regulate blood glucose levels which can help manage diabetes and control extreme drops and spikes while boosting energy levels.
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How To Use Amla Juice For Diabetes
- Amla juice can be consumed as it is. However, due to its peculiar taste, amla juice becomes more palatable when mixed with other fruit juices or mixed with water.
- Amla juice can be mixed with lemon and honey, jamun (Indian blackberry), aloe vera or bitter gourd to mask its bitterness.
- Drink amla juice on an empty stomach in the morning to ensure absorption of all nutrients giving an energy boost early in the day which is helpful for diabetics.
Is it Safe To Consume Amla Juice?
As per Samir Gadhia, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) with 10 years of experience practicing Ayurveda, having 20ml amla juice daily is prescribed for a person having diabetes.
Amla Juice Dosage
20ml taken with equal quantities of water consumed twice daily.
Side Effects of Amla Juice
Amla juice is a very potent health food and is not without some side effects if consumed in excess quantities. Some of the side effects are
- Dry Skin
- Blood Pressure
- Blood Sugar