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Amla or Indian gooseberry is one extremely beneficial ingredient found in nature. You will be amazed the number of health benefits it has such as slowing down the ageing process, increasing your immunity, controlling hair fall, reducing dandruff and so many more. Click here to know more of its health and beauty benefits. So it is a good idea to include it in your diet in some way or the other. In case you are wondering how to do so, here are a few options.
Eating the fruit
The best way to eat it is in its natural form by chopping the fruit into tiny bits and eating them raw. In case you find the taste too difficult to get used to, you can sprinkle rock salt on it or add some drops of honey on it and then consume it.
Another way to keep it raw and reap its benefits is to have amla juice. You can blend the fruit with water and then add salt and pepper to taste. Have this every morning. You can also buy a bottle of amla juice from the market but watch out for the ingredients, make sure it does not contain too much sugar and retains its fibre.
This is for people who just cannot eat it raw. Amla candies come in sweet and salty variants. Basically, little bits of the fruit are coated with a sweet or salty layer. Even though it has amla, don't eat too much of it because you are also eating other things that come with the candy. You may want to consult your doctor or dietician before eating this.
Making a paste or chutney of this is also a good way to include it in your diet. You can have it with a lot of things such as with roti, paratha, in your sandwich, etc. Also, chutney can be kept in the fridge and stored for a long time. It is best to make it at home so that there aren't any artificial preservatives in it.
Have more ways to include it? Tell us in the comments section below.
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