Most of us seem confused when it comes to picking up the right food especially when there are alternatives present. This happens when we are unaware of their nutritional value. One of the most widely eaten food items with a myriad of benefits is amla. Gradually, some people have started going for its western substitute which is goji berry. Both the food items are considered superfoods as they are associated with various health benefits. But the million-dollar question is, which one is healthier to opt for?

Popular celebrity nutritionist Pooja Makhija recently took to her Instagram account to share the difference between the two. She talked about the health benefits of both amla and goji berry. And, she has a clear winner.

“Tiny goji berries are great for you, their purported benefits range from anti-ageing to glucose regulation and immune function support. However, we have the benefits of all of the above (and more!) in a more easily accessible, affordable fruit - the Indian gooseberry- Amla,” wrote Pooja Makhija.

On that note, let’s find out the richness of both the berries one by one.

Benefits of Goji Berries

Native to Asia, goji berries are packed with antioxidants. These are bright coloured tiny fruit with strong medicinal properties. From supporting immune function to promoting eye health and stabilizing blood sugar levels, goji berries do a lot more than you think. According to a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, goji berries have mood-boosting and anti-anxiety properties too.

Benefits of Amla or Indian Gooseberry

Just like goji berry, amla is also a great source of vitamin C. In fact, amla contains 5 times more vitamin C than goji berry, wrote Pooja Makhija in her Instagram post. That makes Indian gooseberry a perfect food for boosting your immunity. It enhances your liver health too, thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Amla is good for digestion and promotes heart health.

Now that you know the promising benefits of both goji berry and amla, which one will be your pick? Pooja Makhija has made her mind and has chosen a “crystal clear” winner and that’s Indian gooseberry.