Vitamin C is one of the important nutrients that lay the foundation stone for a healthy lifestyle. It helps repair tissues, strengthen bone-health, improve metabolism and boost immunity. Hence, amidst the on-going Coronavirus pandemic, several experts often recommend the inclusion of vitamin C in our daily diet to aid immunity and reduce the effects of any kind of viral infection. Vitamin C is water-soluble and gets easily washed away by our system. So, one must remember that it is important to refill our body with the nutrient, as often as possible.
Vitamin C is extensively found in a number of fruits and vegetables we consume on a regular basis - one such example is amla(or Indian gooseberry). This tarty, pungent fruit has garnered a huge share of fanfare for being a powerhouse of nutrients. Often dubbed as a superfood, amlais also loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, fibre and more. Besides boosting immunity, amla may help shed some extra kilos, fight free radical damages, boost skin and hair health, lower cholesterol levels, promote better digestion et al. For the unversed, amla has been a part of traditional medical practice since centuries. You can have it as is with some salt or whip up healthy recipes like juice, chutneyetc for a quick meal.
We bring a super healthy amla (Indian gooseberry) juice recipe that also adds the goodness of strawberry, apple and flaxseeds to our diet. This drink is easy to prepare and makes for a wholesome meal during the time-pressed mornings.
Here's The Recipe For Super Healthy Amla-Flaxseed Juice:
Strawberry - Half cup
Apple - Half cup
Indian gooseberry (Amla) - Half cup (deseeded)
Flaxseeds - 1 tablespoon
Maple syrup or honey - as per taste (optional)
Step 1. Add all the ingredients, except maple syrup or honey, in a blending jar. Mix everything together.
Step 2. Add some maple syrup or honey to it if needed.
Step 3. Strain the juice in a tall glass and garnish it with some mint leaves to add flavours, if you want.
Try this drink at home and provide yourself with a generous dose of vitamin C regularly. Have a nice day!
About Somdatta SahaExplorer- this is what Somdatta likes to call herself. Be it in terms of food, people or places, all she craves for is to know the unknown. A simple aglio olio pasta or daal-chawal and a good movie can make her day.