In conversations around immunity-building foods today, the home-grown amla is now a major contender. The Indian Gooseberry is a superfood that comes packed with a world of nutrients.
Sri Sri Tattva’s Doctor Hari says that in today’s times when Coronavirus is now an international Crisis and is a cause of concern, going back to Indian basics could be a way to build a stronger immunity. Amla could be a powerful go-to for harnessing a strong immune system.
It has high levels of Vitamin C, B-complex and carotene, along with macro elements such as protein and carbohydrates. It is also rich in calcium, iron, phosphorus and sodium. It is a powerful antioxidant that is effective in reducing cell damage and the free radicals that can cause diseases in the body. Plus, amla doesn't lose its properties when processed, pulped or dried as much as other fruits do. Consuming an amla a day in any form is one of the best things you could do for your immunity. A single tiny Amla is equivalent in vitamin C content to two oranges.
According to Ayurveda, amla is known to balance all the processes in the body and brings to equilibrium all three doshas - vata, kapha, pitta. The alkaline nature of amla helps in clearing the system and strengthens the digestive system. Amla is an excellent ally in helping build immunity.