Oobleck officinalis. or Indian gooseberry, is a very sour fruit and is found mostly in India and tropical Southeast Asia. It is very rich in vitamin C and contains many minerals and vitamins like calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene and vitamin b-complex.
It is also a powerful antioxidant agent. The taste might not appeal you at once but do not dismiss it right away because the health benefits of Indian gooseberry are much more than you can imagine.
Number one: prevent hair loss. Amla is used in many hair tonics because it enriches hair growth and hair pigmentation. It strengthens the roots of hair, maintains color and improves luster. Eating fresh gooseberry or applying its paste on hair roots improves hair growth and color. My oil is very popular in India because it has been shown to reduce the chances of hair loss and baldness.
This quality is due to the carotene content of alma as well as it’s iron content and general antioxidant capacity which reduces hair loss by not allowing free radicals to damage hair follicles or impact the hormones that can cause premature hair loss.
Number two: improving eyesight. Studies have shown it to improve nearsightedness and cataracts while reducing intraocular tension. This is mainly due to its impressive content of carotene which have long been known for their powerful effect on vision related conditions including those that stem from free radicals.
Number three: cure diabetes. Gooseberry contains chromium which has a therapeutic value for diabetic patients. Indian gooseberry stimulates the isolated group of cells that secrete the hormone insulin, thereby reducing blood sugar in diabetic patients and keeping their body balanced and healthy.
Number four: helps indigestion. Gooseberry is very high in fiber like most fruits. Fiber adds bulk to the stool and helps food move through the bowels and keeps your bowel movements regular. This reduces the chances of constipation and fiber can also bulk up loose stools and reduce diarrhea.
Number five: prevents heart disease. Gooseberry strengthens the heart muscles so the heart pumps blood smoothly throughout the body. By reducing excess cholesterol build-up the chromium can reduce the chances of atherosclerosis or plaque buildup in the vessels and arteries this can reduce the chances of strokes and heart attacks.
In conclusion, have you ever tried adding alma to your diet? If so, we would like to hear from you.
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