Combining Amla With This Superfood Could Help Boost Immunity This Season


  • Amla is also called Indian gooseberry
  • Amla is replete with vitamin C
  • Honey is a natural cough suppressant

Something changed this year and it changed for good. 2020 is being touted as the worst year possible. The pandemic has caused enough distress to our economy, social life and mental health being. The stress levels are hitting the roof, and we are not even sure when will we get to see the light at the end of this tunnel. But think about it, have we ever taken our health and immunity as seriously as we are now? Immunity is your body’s natural defense mechanism against disease causing micro-organisms. According to experts, a good diet and lifestyle may help strengthen immunity. You would be surprised to know that there are so many local, seasonal fruits and vegetables that are a treasure of nutrients. There are many herbs, spices and other healings foods too that are renowned for their immunity-boosting properties.

Amla and honey are two such foods that have been a common part of our households. We use them to make a gamut of things, right from chutney, achaar, murabba to salads, smoothies and what not. Never for an instant do we forget about each of their tremendous health benefits.

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Amla, also known as Indian gooseberry, is enriched with a range of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties and several flavanols. They’re incredible for diabetes control, digestion, eyes and skin. More importantly, they are loaded with vitamin A, C, E, all of which are known to do wonders for your immunity. It is said that 100 grams of fresh amla contains the same amount of Vitamin C as 20 oranges.

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Amla is packed with antioxidants

Honey, on the other hand, is also considered as an excellent cough suppressant. It is abound with antiviral and antimicrobial properties, which is why, young toddlers are often fed a spoonful of honey every day. It is also an excellent substitute for sugar.

Recipe of Amla-Honey Detox Drink


Here’s what you need to do, since amla is not particularly palatable for many (owing to its bitter taste), it is a good idea to combine it with something as sweet as honey.

  • Mix one part of honey with one part of amla juice, and have it every morning. In other words, if you are taking 1 tbsp of amla juice, add 1 tbsp of honey to it too. The concoction will detoxify your system, and will also enrich your body with vital nutrients.

Try it for a while and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

(This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)

About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.

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