Dr. Rajesh Singh
Sep 10, 2022
You didn't gain all your weight in one day; you won't lose it in one day. Be patient with yourself.
— Jenna Wolfe
Jenna Wolfe’s close-to-the-bone statement is enough to shed some light on how most of us fail to realise that gaining weight is far easier than losing it. And to lose weight, you should be mindful of what you eat and proper physical exercise.
Thankfully, Ayurveda has given us some amazing natural ingredients which may help you immensely in your weight loss journey. Amla is one such wonder, and it is rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, minerals, and polyphenols that fight toxins. Also, studies have found that amla can help reduce belly fat.
Hence, let’s check these benefits of amla juice for weight loss without further delay.
Amla, also known as Amalaki (the Sanskrit name), is considered an adaptogen, a natural substance that helps your body adapt to stress. Ayurveda has been using this rejuvenating herb for thousands of years for its many benefits.
Packed with vitamin C and natural antioxidants, amla is a herb that boosts the immune system, detoxes your body, and nourishes the tissues.
In Ayurveda, amla is considered a Rasayana (“rasa” means “nutrient fluid” and “Ayana” means “a way”) that has anti-aging effects. Additionally, it has been identified as a herb that is a potent antioxidant, immunity booster, and stress buster.
Apart from its medicinal use, amla also has a prominent place in traditional hair and skin care. In short, Ayurveda considers it a nature’s gift.
According to Modern science, Amla has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, hypoglycemic (a condition in which your blood sugar level is lower than the normal range), anti-hyperglycemic (hyperglycemic means high blood sugar), and anti-hyperlipidemic (hyperlipidemic means your blood has too many lipids or fats like cholesterol, triglycerides, etc.) properties.
Additionally, Amla also improves your vein health, boosts natural immunity, and digestion.
These properties can be due to Amla containing fibre, vitamin c, minerals, proteins, amino acids, polyphenols, and other nutrients.
Losing weight is not just to look or feel good. It is essential to maintain your health. As per a study, excess body fat is a major cause of death around the globe. It leads to health problems like high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, diabetes, osteoarthritis, fatty liver, cancer, and many more.
Apart from its endless hair, skin, and health benefits, Amla juice is known to be one of the best and quick fat burners. It is the best beverage to kick-start your day. It keeps your digestive system strong and boosts your metabolism. And with a strong metabolism, you burn more calories and lose weight faster.
Although this green beauty can be taken raw, in powder form, or as a juice, having amla juice is the best for weight management. Hence let's check the five ways this juice helps you to lose weight.
Amla juice boosts your digestion by clearing your system. The fibre in amla regulates bowel movement and gives relief from conditions like irritable bowel movements.
When your bowel movement is well regulated, your digestion capacity becomes stronger. Your body uses calories during the digestion process. In short, the whole process of eating food and then excreting the waste need energy.
It means you burn more calories and lose weight.
Amla also is rich in vitamin C, which helps your body absorb nutrients. So in case you are taking other supplements too, having amla or its juice will help you absorb the nutrients in them.
For the uninitiated, vitamin C is inversely related to your body mass. As per experts, people with adequate vitamin C oxidise 30% more fat during moderate exercise than people deficient in vitamin C.
Amla juice is packed with fibre and fibre takes a long time to get digested. Hence when you drink this fibre-rich beverage, it makes you full for a long time. Naturally, when you feel full, you would avoid binging on any junk or any food.
Controlling your cravings and not binging on food will further help you in your weight loss journey.
A study published in Today’s Annals of Internal Machine pointed out that 30 grams of fibre daily can help you lose weight, lower your blood pressure, and improves your body’s response to insulin.
If you think your daily diet is not providing you with the required fibre, try Slim and Detox by GoYNG. Its advanced cleansing and weight management formula arm you with strong immunity and slims you down in a natural way.
Amla juice is excellent for boosting your metabolism. Metabolism is a process in which your body converts the food you eat to energy. Hence, the stronger the metabolism, the faster you lose all the calories.
The fibre-rich beverage gives you relief from constipation and makes you look less bloated.
Amla juice contains a compound called chromium which helps you regulate your blood sugar levels. Consuming it regularly will help you keep your sugar level steady and prevent spikes after every meal.
When your blood sugar will be steady, there will be less chance of you getting diabetes and diabetes-induced weight gain.
Consultant nutritionist Rupali Dutta says that vitamin C is a natural antioxidant that fights harmful free radicals. Amla juice is rich in vitamin c that reduces your body’s oxidative stress and detoxes your system.
This amazing juice, being a perfect detox drink, flushes out the toxin from your system and boosts your metabolism. With a sturdy digestive system and metabolism, it is easier for you to lose weight.
Though there is no harm in drinking amla at any time of the day, drinking it on an empty stomach helps you encash all its natural goodness.
Nutritionists suggest mixing 2 tablespoons of amla juice with a glass of lukewarm water and having it early in the morning on an empty stomach every day.
If you are using this juice for weight loss, drink it with a pinch of salt and pepper on an empty stomach. This will turn this juice into a detox drink that will eliminate the harmful toxin from your body and reduce weight.
Though in case of most people drinking amla juice is completely safe, some may have side effects after consuming it.
If you are not comfortable with the way amla tastes, you can add a supplement to your diet that has amla in it.
There are hundreds of amla supplements available in the market. But while buying a supplement, make sure it uses chemical-free natural ingredients.
GoYNG Teraberries is a supplement that has the natural extract of amla and 15 other berries including acai berry, cranberry, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, mulberry, dewberry, bayberry, bilberry, bearberry, and crowberry.
GoYNG strives to gift you with the best quality product, so it manufactures its supplements in a GMP, ISO, and FSSAI-certified facility.
Consuming 15 ml of Teraberries on an empty stomach in the morning will empower you with stronger immunity, better energy, super heart health, brighter skin, softer hair, and a host of other health benefits.
If you are determined to lose weight, drinking amla juice once a day is an excellent idea. But you might find making juice every day a tedious job. Moreover, Amla is a winter fruit, so getting fresh amla in summer will totally depend on your luck.
Hence, adding a supplement from a reputed brand is a better way to add it to your diet. More so, you don’t know whether the ready-made juice from the market has fresh amla. At least, a supplement from a reputed brand will have natural and pure ingredients in it.
Consuming amla juice is the best for weight loss. If you don’t like the test of it or you feel too lazy to make juice every day, you can get an amla supplement for the same.
Adding amla to your daily diet will give you many health benefits including improving immunity, losing weight, preventing viral infections, pain relief, and blood purification.
People who have a cold should not have amla because amla lowers your body temperature and consuming it in cold will aggravate the symptoms.
Amla can be a good detoxifier if you take its juice early in the morning on an empty stomach.
As per experts, Amla regulates the menstrual cycle.
Ayurveda says Amla flushes toxins out, regulates periods, and boosts hormonal balance. So yes, if you are to believe Ayurveda, amla is good for your uterus.
When applied topically, amla boosts hair growth.