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Alma- Learn About this Exotic Fruit from India that Acts as a Super Food for Longevity
What could be so exciting about this round, greenish-yellow fruit that grows in southeast Asia? Are you interested in a food to improve your health and longevity? Do you want to eat a food to prevent some of the worst health problems today such as diabetes? Then read this article all the way through!
Alma or Indian Gooseberry is sacred in Ayurvedic medicine and well known in India but you may have never heard of it. Alma is an important part of Ayurvedic medicine for over 5000 years or so but it very unfamiliar to Americans and people in other countries. These berries are one of the main in ingredients in Ayurveda’s Triphala formulas. You will find it listed in Chinese medicine as well and in countries like Tibet. It goes by a number of names depending on the country using the fruit including sarvadosha hara or remover of all diseases. It is a sour berry that is about the size of a plum. Its official name is Phyllanthus emblica officinalis. Indian Gooseberry is the common name.
I put Alma berry powder in milk or organic yogurt everyday instead of taking Vitamin C capsules or a multi-vitamin which are for the most part synthetic and come from China. It is sour but I enjoy it in either of the above foods. Why did I give up my multi-vitamin and Vitamin C caps after all these years? I feel better taking this amazing super food instead. In this article I am gong to tell you why you should add this food to your regimen everyday!
There have been over 30 peer-reviewed studies of Amla in 2011 alone This berry has a lot of research behind its benefits!
Alma full of Vitamin C and Antioxidants!
Gooseberries contain compounds called phytochemicals including quercetin, gallic acid, furosin, and corilagin that fight off free radicals that damage your cells.
High in Vitamin C and Antioxidants!
Alma berries are one of the four highest foods that contain high measures of ascorbic acid or Vitamin C along with gallic acid and ellagic acid which make its effect more potent than the Vitamin C itself. It also contains flavonoids, tannins,alkaloids, phenolic compounds and abundant antioxidants that make it a super food for the body. You can taste the sour Vitamin C when you eat it.
Alma Berries help support the different functions of your liver and protects it as well from damage. This is supported by research studies.
Supports Different Heart Health Functions
Alma Berries helps support the heart functions including maintaining a healthy cholesterol level, and preventing plague buildup which leads to coronary heart disease. There is research to show it helps triglycerides to be normal, encourages the good HDL cholesterol , decreases the bad or LDL cholesterol, and helps blood pressure to be healthy.
Anti- Cancer Food
Test tube studies have shown it to inhibit many kinds of cancer including skin cancer, liver, breast, lung and liver cancers.
Blood Sugar Support
Diabetes is one of the most serious problems in America today. With the junk food and high sugar diets of so many, Alma berries should be part of everyone’s diet. Alma berries according to research help to keep glucose at normal ranges due to its potent antioxidant properties and high Vitamin C content.