When we talk about foods related to health and immunity, we immediately imagine salads, boiled meat or vegetable juices. The common notion in our minds is that healthy food is boring or too thin. So, it naturally comes as a shock to many that healthy immune-boosting foods can also be delicious! Like the classic sweet and savory amla we’ve grown up eating. Yes, this indispensable winter delight has many health benefits that we may not realize. Amla (Indian gooseberry) is one of the healthiest fruits to eat and we encourage including it in our daily diets regardless of the season. However, the sweet and bitter flavor of berries is not everyone likes and presenting it in the form of this delicious dessert will ensure that it is completely enjoyed.
Amla has many health benefits
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Besides, making Amla candy at home guarantees you the best and healthiest products that will last for months to come. Indian gooseberry comes loaded with Vitamin C which makes it an immune-boosting ingredient. Besides, amla is also great for overall voice health.
Health Benefits of Amla:
1. Boost immunity:
Due to its high content of Vitamin C, Amla is considered one of the best immunosuppressive berries. The need for Vitamin C has been shown to be essential time and time again, especially in the last couple of years. Speaking of which, health practitioner and nutrition expert Shilpa Arora points out that “proper hydration and consumption of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C are the two most common ways to boost the immune system.”
2. Help in cases of colds and flu:
Having a better immune system also means better chances of fighting a common cold or flu caused by changing weather or other menacing factors. Delhi-based weight management expert Gargi Sharma also backs it up and says, “Amla can be used to prepare home remedies for problems like cold, cough, mouth ulcers, constipation and acidity.”
3. Amla Digestion:
The humble berry can help boost metabolism and digestion as well, and it’s known to clean out your system and help improve the functioning of your intestines. According to Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, Director of Clinical Operations and Coordination at Baidyanath, “The alkaline nature of amla helps cleanse the system, powerhouse of gut health, and a balanced metabolism.”
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With all these points in mind, here’s how to make homemade amla candy:
How to Make Homemade Amla Candy For Homemade Amla Candy Recipe:
The time it takes to prepare the Amla dessert can be long but the process is easy. The recipe only requires Amla and sugar and has no more than two steps to the process. The main part of the recipe involves just waiting for the dessert to be ready. All you have to do is boil the Amla and make small pieces of it, soak the pieces in sugar, then dry the Amla pieces and store them in an airtight container for consumption.
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You can add icing sugar or powdered spices at the end to make it taste as sweet or salty as you like. Try making Amla candy at home and let us know if you like it in the comments below.