Posted on April 23 2022
What is an alternative to berries?
I often talk to people about eating the maximum amount of nutrients they can through the day.
Often with my clients, I ask them to eat berries (all types) at least once a day. Since they are like a house full of antioxidants and minerals and vitamins.
Antioxidants in berries help to keep free radicals under control.
Antioxidants such as anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and resveratrol are abundant in berries. These plant chemicals may minimize disease risk in addition to protecting your cells.
But the issue with berries is that they are expensive in India. So, what is an alternative?
Well, first of all, go for frozen berries. They're not expensive, and when berries are frozen, their nutrition gets locked. Fortunately, freezing berries does not reduce their nutritional value. One go-to brand available in India is Delish!
In reality, berries are gathered at their height of freshness for freezing so that you can enjoy them all year. The great thing about frozen berries is that they're always fresh and readily available. So you may enjoy the flavor and benefits of frozen berries at any time, even (or especially) during the winter when fresh berries are costly or unavailable.
Secondly, amla, the Indian gooseberry, is super impressive with higher nutrition content than blueberries and blackberries.
Amla has 200 times more antioxidants than blueberries and blackberries. As a result, Amla has developed a reputation as a "superfruit" around the world.
So it's no surprise that just 3-4 Amla’s has 20 oranges' worth of vitamin C. Amla berries include antioxidants and vitamins that have a variety of health benefits. For example, Amla's high vitamin C content improves the body's recovery from diseases.
What does science say?
In fact, as per this study, amla are compared with diabetes medication and do as well as diabetes medication in terms of controlling diabetes levels.
In addition, the study suggests that amla contains anti-hyperglycemic and lipid-lowering effects. Therefore, it can be a plant dietary supplement and a successful alternative medicine for the prevention and treatment of cholesterol.
A 2011 study titled "Amla (Emblica Officinalis Gaertn), a wonder berry in the treatment and prevention of cancer" concluded that amla remains a species with enormous potential. Also, many prospects for further research of amla in illness prevention and treatment lie due to its abundance, low cost, and safety in consumption.
Now that you know the benefits of Amla, what are you doing to make this part of your lifestyle?
Trust this helps,