5 Amla Powder Side Effects You Need To Know About
Page Medically Reviewed and Edited by Cyrus Khambatta, PhD
Everyone I know wants to improve their health. And they want to do it without adding any negative side effects to their bodies.
And who can blame them. It seems like everything you take to improve your health, could end up leading to some health issues or complications you weren’t expecting.
But not everything carries negative effects that could derail your health. In fact, there are quite a few things that carry downfalls that could have positive effects on your body and your health.
Today, I would like to talk about one that could hold both medicinal power and could offer substantial health improvements.
What I am going to talk about is Amla powder—and the potent side effects that could benefit your health and lengthen your longevity and mortality.
What Is Amla?
Amla, otherwise known as Indian Gooseberry, is a fruit that is grown in India, the Middle East, and other southern Asian countries.
This fruit, which is often picked and sold in late autumn, is packed full of nutrition that could improve your health in ways that you never thought possible.
But it doesn’t just improve your health. This antioxidant-rich fruit may also have medicinal powers, which could ward off many chronic diseases.
In fact, it has been used for over 5,000 years in Ayurvedic medicine as a way to cure or ward off many chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes … even cancer may be prevented with this powerful berry.
To say this berry is powerful would be an understatement. Packed with vitamin C, gallic and ellagic acids, vitamin A and E, and other trace vitamins and minerals,
It packs a nutritional punch that could be stronger than most of the superfoods that you’re currently using.
Foods such as pomegranates, blueberries, Acai berry, and Goji berry may pale in nutritional comparison.
Even some of the most potent spices, like Turmeric and oregano, may not hold the same antioxidant power that you would find in Amla.
So what health benefits might you see by using Amla every day?
5 Things To Consider With Amla
Amla may possess unsurpassed power when it comes to improving your health or warding off chronic diseases.
Although technically these are powerful health-improving benefits, they may also be “side effects” of taking Amla.
Here are some benefits you may see from consuming it:
1. Beats Down Diabetes
One powerful benefit that you could see from consuming Amla is a reduction in your risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes, which is a disease that could damage healthy cells from excessively high blood sugar levels, could increase your risk for heart disease, blindness, neuropathy, memory issues, and losing toes and fingers.
Amla, however, may reduce the risk for diabetes, but lowering and/or maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.
It lowers blood sugar by acting on the cells that in the pancreas that manufacturers insulin—the hormone responsible for shuttling blood sugar into your cells to use it for energy or storage.
By using it every day, you may see some powerful blood sugar-lowering benefits that could ultimately protect your health from diabetes.
2. Boosts Overall Weight Loss
Everyone wants to lose weight. It could be as little as 5 pounds-or as much as 100 pounds. Regardless of how much you want to lose, Amla may be able to help.
Amla contains plenty of fiber, which has been shown in numerous studies, to help flush waste and toxins from your body.
Plus, fiber has also been shown to boost the satiety hormone in your body, therefore preventing overeating at your next meal(s).
By lowering the amount of calories you’re consuming, often leads to positives on the scale.
3. Strengthens Hair
It has been used in India for thousands of years as a way to strengthen and improve the health of your hair.
The powerful vitamins and minerals may condition your hair, soften your scalp, and strengthen your hair follicles.
Plus, it may restore grey hair to its natural color, thanks in part to the powerful antioxidants and vitamin C found in Amla.
Daily use of Amla powder with coconut oil or honey, for example, could help to lengthen and strengthen you hair, give it shine and luster, and prevent premature graying from occurring.
4. Protects Your Skin From Sunlight Damage
As you get older, your skin may suffer from premature aging. Wrinkles, age spots, crow’s feet, and fine lines may start to appear, leaving your skin looking older than it is.
Exposure to sunlight may also lead to premature aging, which could lead to many different skin blemishes.
But the powerful vitamins (especially vitamin E and A) found in Amla may protect your skin from the damage of UV rays.
This could lead to flawless looking skin.
5. Improves Heart Health
Each year, over 100,000 people die from heart disease or a heart-related event. And most have to do with blockages in the arteries that block blood flow to the heart.
That’s why it’s super important to protect your heart by lowering both cholesterol and blood pressure.
High blood pressure may damage the arteries, leaving them less flexible. And high cholesterol may damage artery walls, therefore creating blockages that prevent nutrient-rich blood to flow to the heart. which could cause muscle damage.
The powerful vitamins, minerals, and fiber found in Amla may lower both cholesterol and blood pressure, therefore protecting your heart.
The Take Home Message Of Amla
Amla, which is another name for Indian Gooseberry, has been used for centuries as a way to protect your health and ward off many different chronic diseases.
It’s a very rich source of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy. However, it may not be readily available to you in the fresh or even juice forms. And that’s why most people buy Amla powder—since it has the same antioxidant power found in fresh Amla.
Although there may be some side effects when using Amla, it may actually improve your overall health.
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Page Medically Reviewed and Edited by
Cyrus Khambatta, PhD
Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, is a cofounder of Mastering Diabetes and Amla Green is an internationally recognized nutrition and fitness coach who has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002. Using an evidence-based approach to nutrition and fitness, he first reduced his own insulin usage by more than 40%, and has educated thousands of people with all forms of diabetes how to reverse insulin resistance using food as medicine. Cyrus earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2003, then earned a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 2012. He is the co-host of the annual Mastering Diabetes Online Summit, a featured speaker at the Plant-Based Nutrition and Healthcare Conference (PBNHC), the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) Conference, Plant Stock, and has been featured on Forks Over Knives, NPR, PBS, KQED, Fast Company, and is the author of the upcoming book Mastering Diabetes.
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