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Is Gulkand good for Diabetes?

With about 70-100gm of added sugar, there’s no doubt Gulkand is a big no for diabetes patients.
But wait, let us give you a secret recipe to prepare and enjoy sugar-free Gulkand at home.

Diabetes is a health condition where the body is unable to use and maintain blood sugar levels. Thus, if you consume a sugar-packed food like Gulkand, your sugar levels will spike up and can lead to serious health problems.

Even if you are NOT diabetic, eating an excess calorie and sugar-filled Gulkand is definitely harmful.

Gulkand is prepared in summers to beat the heat including muscle pain, fatigue, heartburn, or a burning sensation in the palm. You can add it to summer drinks to enjoy its cooling effects.

Let’s explore if Gulkand safe for diabetes and what’s the sugar-free recipe you can try:

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Kesar Pista Thandai Powder

What is Gulkand?

Gulkand is a nutrient-packed, sweet-flavored rose petal jam that’s prepared by mixing crushed petals, sugar, and fennel seeds. The mixture is left under sunlight for a few days before it can be eaten. It’s a popular delicacy in Indian homes for its peculiar sweet taste and some health benefits.

The sweet rose pickle or rose jam is being used in Ayurveda for centuries for its digestive benefits and cooling effect in summers.

As Gulkand is on the higher end of the glycemic index, it can put a diabetic’s body under stress. Furthermore, for non-diabetics, it is advisable to consume only a spoon of Gulkand in a day as it’s dense in sugar and calories.

Benefits of Gulkand

If you are non-diabetic and planning to add Gulkand to your diet, here are the benefits of Gulkand your body reaps:

1. Ensures Hydration

Gulkand jam is 80-90% water. Thus, it is super-hydrating for the body. As it is carb-rich food, it delivers instant energy to your body.

While rose petals are a good source of vitamin C, which is immune boosting.

2. Excellent Coolant

One of the best delicacies in summers, Gulkand helps keep your body cool. It’s a natural cure for sunburns, nose bleeds, dehydration, and burning sensations in the feet.

3. Rich in Fiber

Gulkand is high in fiber that gives you a feeling of satiety for longer. It also helps with quicker absorption of foods and aids digestion.

Gulkand is a natural cure for digestion issues such as indigestion, and heartburn. It helps reduce burning sensation in the chest, sore throat, and stomach ache.

4. Treats Constipation During Pregnancy

Women use Gulkand during pregnancy as it treats constipation. The high sugar content increases the production of intestinal juices that help soften the stool to ease constipation.

It’s a natural cure for constipation for kids and adults too.

5. Prevents Mouth Ulcers

Overeating or mindless eating can often lead to indigestion, heartburn, and, mouth ulcers. Gulkand proves to be an amazing coolant for mouth ulcers or other inflammations.

6. Improves Women’s Health

Women suffering from painful, unbearable menstrual cramps take Gulkand as it eases the pain.

Rose petals are a good source of carotene, copper, calcium, flavonoids, phenols, and antioxidants. These nutrients not only boost women’s health but help prevent several forms of cancers.

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Gulabo ~ Rose Preserve – Homemade Gulkand
Calcutta Paan~ Homemade Calcutta Style Dry Paan
Rose Thandai or Shardai Powder
Zero Sugar Thandai Powder
Kesar Pista Thandai Powder

Gulkand for Diabetes

How To Take Gulkand in Daily Diet?

It is recommended to take only one tablespoon of Gulkand a day as it’s high in sugar and calories. You can consume Gulkand either at night before sleep to get rid of burning feet. Ayurveda experts recommend its use between meals to treat heartburn, gastritis, and mouth ulcers.

How to Prepare Sugar-Free Gulkand for Diabetes?

To prepare sugar-free Gulkand, you need

  1. A cup of washed fresh rose petals
  2. 2 tablespoon honey or stevia (as per your preference)
  3. 2 tablespoons of fennel seeds

Take a clean transparent glass jar, crush the rose petals a little using fingers, and add it into the jar. Add honey and fennel seeds. Mix a little and place the jar under direct sunlight for 7-10 days to let the mixture blend in.

You can enjoy a teaspoon of sugar-free Gulkand every day (keep your blood sugar levels in check too).

Final Verdict

Gulkand is an organic, all-natural cure for some common health problems. But, it is not recommended for diabetic patients in general. Do try the recipe of sugar-free Gulkand for diabetes to reap the benefits of the nutrients of rose petals (while monitoring your sugar levels).


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7 Medical Health Benefits of Turmeric

There’s no shortage of scientific evidence supporting the health benefits of turmeric.

But, what’s the magic content?

It’s curcumin.

Curcumin (an active compound in turmeric) has powerful antioxidant, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Due to the presence of curcumin, the curries get that conspicuous yellow color.

Turmeric is a centuries-old spice. It is also called a superfood as it fights depression, cancer, and more.

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Hardback Mango Pickle
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Amla ki Khatti Meethi Launji

With so much to offer, let’s dive deeper into the health benefits of turmeric :

1. Reduces Inflammation

Inflammation is a part of the healing process in response to the invasion of foreign objects. But, acute inflammation can lead to chronic diseases like arthritis, Alzheimer’s, ulcerative colitis, heart disease, diabetes, and more. The latter is identified with redness, tenderness, swelling, and pain.

Curcumin in turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, research has proven that curcumin is more potent than ibuprofen and aspirin. Not only is curcumin an all-natural cure, but it has no side effects for long-term use like the medicines.

Curcumin controls inflammation, prevents recurring inflammation, and even reverses many severe health conditions. In a study conducted on 240 participants with prediabetes, curcumin reduced the risk of developing diabetes over 9 months.

Thus, making curcumin part of your diet can save you from many chronic illnesses.

2. Boosts Brain Functions

Inflammation and oxidative stress lead to Alzheimer’s and there’s no treatment found yet. But, the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of curcumin help in reducing inflammation and oxidative stress.

BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor) is a vital protein to improve learning and memory. Research shows that decreased levels of BDNF lead to Alzheimer’s, depression, and other brain disorders.

Animal studies have found that curcumin boosts the production of BDNF.

As turmeric is anti-inflammatory—the major cause of Alzheimer’s— it’s best to add it to your daily diet.

3. Helps Improve Digestion

Turmeric helps your digestion when added to your curries. It stimulates bile production to boost the digestion process. The bile also prevents excessive gas or bloating.

Also, in a pilot study, turmeric relieves the symptoms of IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome). IBS is a common abdominal disorder that affects the large intestine. Moreover, it’s also considered to treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

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Adrak ka Achar
Pachranga Pickle

Chicken Pickle – 100% Himalayan
Kadaknath Pickle (Wild Black Chicken Pickle)
Chicken Pickle – Bone Variant

4. Treats Depression

Turmeric is a natural antidepressant.

Studies have found the effect of turmeric on the brain is the same in comparison to Prozac. Also, turmeric is all-natural with zero side effects and Prozac has its effects on the brain.

In an extension of the study, the outcomes were best when treated together with Prozac and curcumin.

Curcumin is a natural mood booster too. Studies showed that curcumin increases the production of neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin (the happy hormones).

Thus, whether you want to have a good mood or escape depressing thoughts, have a little bit of curcumin every day.

5. May Prevent Cancer

Cancer is the outcome of ‘abnormal cell growth in the body. Curcumin is a healthy herb that reduces the uncontrolled growth of cancerous cells.

It handles reduced metastasis (replication of cells) and the death of cancer cells.

It also prevents cancer altogether, especially colorectal cancer (cancer of the digestive system).

6. Lowers Cholesterol

Curcumin lowers the bad cholesterol (LDL) responsible for the thickening of arteries. In fact, it is as effective in preventing arterial blockage as is workout for you.

Studies compared the effect of Lipitor with curcumin and found them to be effective in lowering cholesterol.

Only a gram of turmeric in your diet can save you from bad cholesterol and, heart attack.

Benefits of Turmeric

7. Quickens Healing Process

Besides boosting the body’s natural immunity, turmeric is a natural antibacterial and antiseptic agent. You can apply turmeric powder to wounds, cuts, and bruises if you ran out of your antiseptic solution.

Final Verdict

The medical health benefits of turmeric are undeniable for centuries. It’s healing and immune-boosting powers have been very effective in the medicine world.

Turmeric is a natural antidepressant and prevents the formation of tumor cells. So, have turmeric in your diet to fight most of your diseases and mood swings without even knowing (and zero side effects).


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Rhododendron Chutney (Buransh)

Gur Mirch Pickle-Sweetness for the Bravehearts
Aam Gunde ka Achar/Marwari Kairi Lehsua Pickle
StreetStyle Lemon Pickle – Neembu ka Khatta Achar

Teet/Kair Pickle
Athana Mirchi Pickle
Lesua or Gunda Pickle Marwari Style Homemade Gum Berry pickle
Khajur Or Dates Pickle – Sweet & Sour

Amla Pickle-Homemade Indian Gooseberry Pickle
Idli Podi/ Milagai Podi – Homemade Spices and Sesame Podi
Adrak ka Achar
Pachranga Pickle
Hardback Mango Pickle

Street
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Himalayan Garlic Pickle

Amla ki Khatti Meethi Launji
Chicken Pickle – 100% Himalayan
Kadaknath Pickle (Wild Black Chicken Pickle)
Chicken Pickle – Bone Variant

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8 Unbelievable Health Benefits of Rhododendron

The petals are natural pain killers. One of the best example of which is the amazing health benefits of the rhododendron flower.

The national flower of Nepal and the state flower of Himachal Pradesh in India, the flower is not only an attraction in spring-time but a natural cure for diarrhea, inflammations, headaches, and bacterial and fungal infections.

According to WHO (2000), about 65% of the global population utilizes the medicinal properties of the plant for treatment and up to 80% of the Indian population uses it for curing several diseases.

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Traditionally, rhododendron flowers are used to make dried powders, pastes, pickles, and chutneys (dips mixed with mint leaves, salt, and anardana).

A mine of phytochemicals, the health benefits of Rhododendron are due to its antifungal, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties, especially the Rhododendron honey.

For ages, the homeopathic medicine system use rhododendron flowers and leaves to make medicines to cure various diseases. To know what wonders it does to your body, read on:

1. A Natural Pain Killer

Applying the leave paste of the rhododendron tree on the forehead cures the headaches. On top of that, the paste is used as a poultice on wounds and inflamed skin due to its potent astringent properties.

And juice extract from the flowers of the tree helps relieve stomach aches. Animal studies found that rhododendron extracts pacify stimuli of pain in rats.

2. Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Numerous homeopathic and Ayurveda medicines utilize rhododendron petals and leave them to cure inflammations, especially gout, arthritis, and bronchitis.

Packed with phytochemicals such as saponin, flavonoid, tannins, and more, the plant extract soothes inflammation immediately.

Moreover, rhododendron flowers contain two anti-inflammatory chemicals ‘Quercetin’ and ‘Rutin’. Where quercetin provides effective relief from inflammation in the kidney, prostate and urinary bladder and Rutin treats mouth ulcers, gastrointestinal tract infections, and osteoarthritis.

3. Heart-Healthy Petals

The juice of rhododendron flowers lowers blood pressure and bad cholesterol. Its antioxidant properties reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease.

Quercetin is highly effective in treating hypertension, atherosclerosis, and other factors leading to heart ailments. Whereas Rutin prevents the formation of blood clots increasing the chances of a heart attack.

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Buransh Ka Sharbat – Rhododendron Squash
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4. Anti-Diabetic Properties

Rhododendron’s petals contain an antioxidant ‘hyper in’ that inhibits action of various glucose enzymes, causing a drop in blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

In an animal study on rats with diabetes mellitus, Rhododendron honey effectively helped in lowering blood glucose and lipid levels.

In fact, rhododendron honey (also known as wild, mad, and toxic honey) is being used since ancient times to treat several disorders. However, beware that it’s may be toxic because an excess of this honey can cause vertigo and arterial hypotension.

5. Antimicrobial Properties

Rhododendrons contain bioactive steroids and phytochemicals that have antimicrobial properties. Lab studies of the flowers concluded their effectiveness against different strains of bacteria.

Moreover, it contains two powerful flavonoids ‘Quercetin’ and ‘P-coumaric’ that maintain healthy gut flora against the foreign microbial activity.

6. Boosts Immunity

Locals consume rhododendron petals as it strengthens their immune response preventing allergic responses due to changes in weather. They experience a lower risk of asthma, allergies, hives, and hay fever, thanks again to Quercetin.

Moreover, if you mix these dried leaves with tobacco and inhale the smoke, it helps cure respiratory diseases naturally.

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Buransh Ka Sharbat – Rhododendron Squash
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7. Liver-Healthy

Used in Ayurveda medicine as a liver tonic, it reduces the risk of liver damage. The hepatoprotective properties of rhododendron flowers comes from Quercetin and other phytochemicals which have powerful antioxidant properties.

8. Prevents Cancer

Quercetin and Rutin in rhododendron prevent oxidative damage to normal cells that leads to mutation and then cancer. Moreover, these antioxidants also inhibit the growth of existing cancer cells and, ultimately, lower the risk of cancer.

Final Verdict

The ayurvedic medicine system has been using rhododendron flowers since ancient times to make medicine. But nowadays, several studies are being done proving the benefits of these seasonal flowers that are not just a treat for the eyes but for the body too.


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8 Benefits of Black Pepper for Weight Loss

Black pepper is one of the most common spice in cuisines around the world, ever thought of the benefits of black pepper for weight loss?

Black pepper powder is prepared by grinding peppercorns, the dried berries of Piper Nigrum. Known as the ‘king of spices”, it is being used in Ayurveda for centuries due to its powerful, plant-based ingredients.

You may not believe it, but in ancient Greece, black pepper was used as currency for trading goods.

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Phalsa Sharbat
Rose Thandai or Shardai Powder
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If you never explored the benefits of black pepper for weight loss before, here’s how it helps your weight-loss journey:

Nutritional Value of Black Pepper

As per nutrition value, one teaspoon of black pepper contains the following nutrients:

Black pepper contains zero fat, protein, and sodium. It is a good source of vitamin K and vitamin A. It also contains a good amount of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, etc.

Let’s find out the how this sharp, spicy pepper is incredibly beneficial for weight loss:

1. Promotes Digestion

Poor digestion is one of the culprits of weight gain; because your body is not able to absorb and assimilate nutrients completely. Moreover, due to indigestion, your body is unable to eliminate waste efficiently.

As per research, adding raw black pepper to your foods releases hydrochloric acid (HCL) in the gut that prevents acidity. Where HCL aids digestion by resolving a number of gastric issues.

Moreover, black pepper also helps in the detoxification of the intestines and maintaining healthy gut flora.

Therefore, a sprinkle of raw black pepper quickens the digestion process to aid your weight loss journey.

2. Boosts Immunity

Black pepper is full of vital minerals and vitamins that strengthen your immune system. It is a good source of vitamin A, C, and K that improve your immune functions.

Most weight-loss diets can be threatening to the immune system due to the deprivation of essential nutrients. Therefore, adding black pepper to your diet foods can boost your immunity.

Moreover, black pepper is a nutrient-rich spice that contains riboflavin, calcium, folic acid, thiamin, copper, and pyridoxine. In fact, it’s considered a nutritious addition to the diets of pregnant women too.

3. Rich In Antioxidants

Weight-loss diets are mostly based on anti-oxidant packed foods. Antioxidants are well-known to fight fat and prevent obesity.

Black pepper contains a plant-based compound called piperine that has powerful antioxidant properties.

Diets rich in antioxidants also prevent damage to your cells due to free radicals. A test-tube study on rats found that ground pepper or piperine supplements help in reducing free radical damage.

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Imli Ka Amlana
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Guava Atoms

Amla ki Khatti Meethi Launji
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4. Improves Nutrient Absorption

Black pepper boosts the absorption of nutrients such as selenium and calcium. The utilization of beneficial plant-based compounds it also increased like those found in turmeric and green tea.

With better absorption of nutrients, your body gets the maximum energy necessary to carry out daily tasks with ease. Moreover, as diet foods are limited, so it’s important to have a healthy gut that optimally absorbs necessary nutrients.

5. Reduces Appetite

Black pepper is beneficial to curb appetite. In a small-scale study, 16 participants reported curbing of appetite after having a black pepper beverage in comparison to those having flavored water. However, a few other studies couldn’t back up the conclusions.

6. Promotes Gut Health

Black pepper helps in maintaining a healthy gut microbiome. Our gut bacteria is responsible for improved immune functions, better mood, prevention of chronic diseases, etc.

Studies reveal that black pepper increases good gut bacteria for improved digestion and lower stress (responsible for weight gain).

Black Pepper for Weight Loss

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Chicken Pickle – Bone Variant

7. Improves Bowel Movement

Constipation and irritable gut can interfere with your weight loss efforts.

Black pepper is considered to treat a lot of gut issues by increasing bowel movements. It’s a great remedy for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to slightly regulate gut health. Regular intake of black pepper aids in preventing nausea, constipation, and other bacterial gut disorders.

8. Boosts Weight Loss

Apart from absorbing maximum nutrients from foods, black pepper aids in breaking down ‘fat cells’ to increase metabolism.

Black pepper greatly improves metabolism. Sometimes, the reason for being unable to shed those extra kilos is slow metabolic rates. All you need is to add a sprinkle of black pepper to your drink or green tea and have it twice or thrice a day.

If you have raw pepper followed by a workout, your body will help you get rid of maximum toxins and excess water.

Final Verdict

You may have never thought of the vitality of black pepper in your diet, but it can pace up the number of kilos you lose with diet foods.


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Butterscotch and Cashew Thandai
Kesar Pista Thandai Powder
Zero Sugar Thandai Powder
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Imli Ka Amlana
Kacha Aam Bombs
Guava Atoms

Amla ki Khatti Meethi Launji
Anardana Atoms – Homemade Churan Goli

Bedmi Poori Mix – Homemade
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Kadaknath Pickle (Wild Black Chicken Pickle)
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Is it Safe to Eat Amla During Pregnancy?

Amla or Indian gooseberry during pregnancy is safe comfort food. It is packed with dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals that help treat nausea and hormonal imbalances in pregnancy.

Amla, a bitter-sour-sweet fruit, is commonly eaten in pickled form or as a snack. And due to its incredible health benefits, amla is being used as traditional medicine for centuries now.

Pregnant women craving tangy-flavored amla often ask if it is safe to have consume them during pregnancy. Here’s why amla can be one of the best food for your pregnancy journey.

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Nutritional Value of Amla

Amla is a great source of dietary fiber, manganese, potassium, copper, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin B5, and B6.

Considering the intake of amla during pregnancy, folic acid in it aids in curing nausea and hormonal imbalances. Whereas vitamin C is a great nutrient for boosting the immunity of pregnant women. And vitamin B is essential for the healthy growth of a baby’s muscles, bones, and nerves.

Is it Safe to Have Amla During Pregnancy?

Looking at the nutritional benefits of amla for pregnant women, it is safe and healthy for you and your baby.

In general, there are no side effects of amla during pregnancy, but it’s always better to consult your gynecologist about your dietary preferences. In case you are suffering from certain health issues, it’s better to ask your doctor before adding amla to your diet.

Below are some benefits of Amla during pregnancy:

1. Boosts Immunity

Amla contains a high amount of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, to enhance immune functions. It helps fight common cold and flu, and UTIs (urinary tract infections) common in pregnancy.

Additionally, vitamin C helps with lactation after delivery, which ensures that your newborn will get immune-boosting mother’s milk.

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2. Prevents Indigestion & Constipation

Indigestion, flatulence, acidity and constipation during pregnancy is quite common and is very uncomfortable for moms.

Amla is a natural cure to indigestion and acidity because it promotes the release of digestive gastric juices in the stomach.

Surprisingly, amla with its high fiber content proves to be not only filling for longer but also promotes normal bowel movements. Therefore, it prevents constipation in pregnant women.

3. Maintains Blood Pressure

Women often suffer from high blood pressure during pregnancy, especially if it runs in family.

Thus, pregnant women with blood pressure issues are recommended to add amla to their diet. Due to high vitamin C content, amla aids blood vessels to dilate and maintain normal blood pressure levels.

4. Relief From Nausea & Morning Sickness

The high fiber content delivers energy for longer to relieve fatigue in pregnant women.

Moreover, the sweet-sour taste of amla helps control the feeling of nausea, common during the first trimester. It not only reduces the symptoms of morning sickness but increases your energy levels.

5. Reduces the Risk of Diabetes

Gestational diabetes during pregnancy is common in pregnant women even with zero diabetic histories. It happens when hormonal imbalances interfere with your body’s insulin levels.

As amla has anti-diabetic properties, it greatly reduces the chances of gestational diabetes in pregnant women.

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6. Controls Oedema

Oedema is a common problem in pregnancy, especially during the third trimester. Oedema is the swelling of tissues in the hands and feet due to excessive fluids in the body.

The efficacy of amla in treating oedema is due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

7. Detoxifies Body

Amla is a diuretic and an amazing antioxidant. Its ability to retain high water content by increasing urination flushes toxins out of your body. This detoxification process is great for the health of the mother and baby.

Are There Any Side Effects of Amla During Pregnancy?

Eating amla during pregnancy has no side effects for the baby and mother. However, overconsumption of amla can possibly have certain side effects in pregnancy.

It’s best to have only 1-2 amla or 10-15ml of amla extract a day as it helps in reducing morning sickness, nausea, or tastelessness of the mouth. Excess intake of amla can possibly cause constipation, dehydration, indigestion, and diarrhea.

We highly recommend you consult your gynecologist about the optimum daily dose of amla for you.

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Amla Sharbat – Suncooked and 100% Natural
Amla ki Khatti Meethi Launji
Homemade Indian Gooseberry Pickle – Amla Pickle
Kacha Aam Bombs

How to Eat Amla During Pregnancy?

You can have fresh amla fruits or amla juice mixed in a glass of water or amla powder added to your cuisines once a day. The best time to eat amla during pregnancy is early morning before breakfast.

Final Verdict

Not only do pregnant women crave sour-sweet amla in pregnancy, but it is also a very healthy addition in their pregnancy diet. After all, what’s better than a food that tones down the feeling of nausea and prevents vomiting? Not to forget, your blood pressure and diabetes remain in check too.


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Homemade Indian Gooseberry Pickle – Amla Pickle
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