This winter, include Amla in your diet for its several health benefits
Winter is in full swing right now. The temperature is probably at its seasonal low. Although it can be a task to protect against the extreme cold that several regions in north India experience during this time, winter brings with it many things to cherish. From enjoying the warmth of the sunlight to enjoying warm delicious foods loaded with flavour to the long nights, winter in all its glory is quite something. However, this doesn’t mean it’s devoid of any ills. From the widespread spread of infectious diseases like flu and the common cold to the myriad skin and hair problems to respiratory illnesses, being careless about your health should be the last thing you should do. So, what is the way out? Enhancing your overall health can greatly benefit you during this season. And one of the ways to do that is to eat seasonal foods. And what better food to have during winters than India’s native Amla, or Indian gooseberry, which finds a prominent place in the country’s age-old holistic health system Ayurveda? To understand the benefits of Amla during winters, Onlymyhealth spoke to Sreemathy Venkatraman, a gut health practitioner & wellness nutritionist and the founder of ‘Mitha Aahara-Eat to Live’.