• Alan Heath

    I have just taken a tablespoon of chopped cloves – swallowed down like a pill with water. OK the taste is still in my mouth but it is not too unpleasant. Normally I only take a teaspoon this way but on hearing this video I thought I would make a point. I also take garlic and ginger the same way! I don't know if there is any reason I should not do this but if there is, I would like to hear it.

  • PineappleQuesadillas

    I'm failing to see why ridiculous amounts of antioxidants is healthier than a balanced diet consisting of high profile macronutrients.

  • paulavansternburg

    great video! like always. what do you say to fresh amla berries? better than the powder? how much to eat?

  • Alex

    how bad is this smoothie for spiking my blood sugar ❓❓ fist thing in the morning. what is the GI load 😐❓ please help

  • Tony H

    Where do you buy your goose berry powder?

  • doingitnowoncemore

    a question sir when a elderly lady gets Dior ear from any
    fruits how do I feed her healthily  any
    recommendations  ps she also gets Dior
    ear with co q 10 is this a clue to something help would be appreciated

  • Anthony Llabres

    That AMLA is horrible tasting…!

  • Tom Jones

    How do we know that so many antioxidants at once might not have an adverse consequence heretofore unknown?

  • Billy Dengel


  • ogadl ogadl

    I have bought the whole alma berry frozen just like you would buy frozen blueberries . I drive an hour to an Indian grocers.
    The berry is very very tart tasting.
    Will check into the powder now!

  • iridium56

    do antioxidants actually have DNA protective effects? And how dramatic is it.

  • Angela Catalano

    Is there anywhere that you have listed meal ideas?

  • gary nemisis

    Please make a video on vegan protein smoothies for body builders Doc!

  • Clint Sevilla

    Why is there a discrepancy in antioxidant content of blueberries between this video and "How to Reach the Antioxidant RDA"?

  • Etienne-Emile Antikatastaseis

    Amla contains tannins, and these substances can interfere with mineral absorption, especially iron. Tannins also can bind alkaloid medications such as theophylline. Separate the ingestion of amla and iron or alkaloid medications by three to four hours.

  • Phill Peall


  • Phill Peall

    From other videos, milk binds to antioxidants. Apparently both dairy and soy milk do this. Do we now need to avoid any kind of milk in smoothies and tea? And is there any kind of alternative, like almond or coconut milk? This is fundamental, given the importance of antioxidants

  • Phill Peall

    doesn't the soy milk block the antioxidants? is there an alternative? like coconut or almond milk?

  • Bourne Accident

    … based upon the premise that we are all searching for anti-oxidents.  How about CBD added to your bacon and eggs?

  • Anthony Romano

    I ordered some alma powder the day I saw this. So far I have only added it to oatmeal. I need to get a good blender.

  • Abe

    Are we even sure that antioxidants are so helpful? From Wikipedia: "Although certain levels of antioxidant vitamins in the diet are required for good health, there is considerable debate on whether antioxidant-rich foods or supplements have anti-disease activity. Moreover, if they are actually beneficial, it is unknown which antioxidant(s) are needed from the diet and in what amounts beyond typical dietary intake.[8][9][10] Some authors dispute the hypothesis that antioxidant vitamins could prevent chronic diseases,[8][11] while others maintain such a possibility is unproved and misguided from the beginning.[12]" The entry goes on to say, for example, that flavonoids may have positive effects because of their role in cell-to-cell signaling rather than their antioxidant activity. It seems that just because something (e.g. catechol and other polyphenols) is antioxidants in vitro it doesn't mean, after it has been subjected to the various enzymes of digestion, it has any antioxidant activity in vivo.

  • Sheryl Gething

    you are the best!

  • 4

    Does blended fruit increase blood sugar?

  • NexisFilms

    Antioxidants on steroids !

  • OZSA87

    You talk about indian gooseberries here, we don't have that in Eastern Europe but we have it is native to Europe. To these have the same benefits as the Indian version ? they are not really bitter, except if harvested too early of course.

  • Poo Bannu

    Can you please make video on a peffect diet for hair growth?

  • Holy Atheist

    I looked into it and it seems Amla powder is only produced in India and because of that it probably contains lead and other heavy metals. Any way to get it from a country with strong regulations?

  • Jigglypoop97

    I thought Maple Syrup has many antioxidants?

  • eren mori

    so is that all that we need for good breakfast? just the amount of antioxidants? what about calories,organic or not, protein,carbs,fat, sugar levels,

  • Valeri Ševtšenko

    i would like to see some study showing exact amount of antioxidants people need. I think over boosting your antioxidant level will simply make you poop your antioxidants out.

  • Christian Sab0rLatin0

    You are a hero Sir!

  • Jonathan Davidson

    Or one could simply fast…

  • kiwifruitkl

    I'm going to ditch the amla powder and the white tea leaves and just go with the berries. If you increase the quantity of the berries, then amount of antioxidants will also increase. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries tend to be very expensive at my location. $2.50 for a container of conventionally grown strawberries/blueberries/blackberries/raspberries.

    For some reason, where I live, vegetables are cheaper than fruits. The fresh berries are usually highly priced year-round at $2.50/container. Pay more for organic berries. Worse, these may be foreign imported berries or bred for higher acidity, so they will taste more sour and less sweet. Either way, eating berries sucks. I'm going to go with vegetables. Vegetables are much cheaper than fruits here, and they are packed with nutrients.

  • Cindie G

    Curious, does your body need that many antioxidants? I am thinking that your body rids itself of excess vitamins. Would it do the same for antioxidants as well or can your body use as many as you give it? Smoothies are delicious but i like to chew food as well to feel satiated.

  • Citadin

    So the answer is, blueberry pancakes! Incorporate a handful of blueberries into your pancakes, and heat up a half cup of berries in a small pot with a tiny bit of butter and maple syrup for just a couple of minutes, makes a great blueberry topping. Works with other berries too.

    I haven't tried pancakes with healthier flours (oatmeal, chia, flaxseed etc) but I imagine if you did those types of pancakes and incorporated berries, you'd end up with a pretty healthy and delish breakfast treat.

  • The King

    I like the McDougall approach better.

    Keeping it simple.

  • Solar Ray

    And yet you look pasty, gaunt and sick in every one of your videos – guess you need to do more research to figure out why that is. Before you dole out health advice, you must first exemplify the health you speak of —- you clearly don't.

  • Michael Helpingstine

    Are smoothies even recommended anymore? There's no chewing, and you're still "drinking your calories" instead of eating them.

  • efivos

    Don't drink your smoothie… EAT IT!

  • Andrea Wisner

    Is it dangerous to get too much antioxidant? But do we really need that much antioxidant?
    As long as you're importing your antioxidants. from halfway around the world, you're still contributing to the destruction of the environment, which is contributing to your health risk factors. I say it's best to get your antioxidants from what you can grow. Blueberries can be grown throughout the U.S., but I've managed to kill blueberries in Tampa and Houston, even though I did give them some attention (not exactly green thumb level). In the Appalachian mountains, however, I could have sworn my blueberry plants were dying in the fall when I left, but came back in late spring and they were thriving. Anyway, people do grow lots of blueberries in Tampa and Houston, so you may just need to give them more attention, or else find another antioxidant that you can grow easier.

  • Gallopeermeneer

    And we haven't even had breakfast yet

  • Immanuel Kant

    Do dried powdered goose berries really contain that much antioxidants, most studies are done on fresh berries so how do you know the dried powdered form still has the same antioxidant content?

  • Bio Hacker

    you are an absolute legend Dr G
    if any one disliked this video you are an absolute turd burglar!!

  • Jimmi Andersen

    Antioxidants can be beneficial for cancer cells(deadly for us).

  • InHislove

    I'm a nutritionist and just discovered this guy. he is the bees knees 😆 so excited.

  • Anders

    Dr. Greger is taking over youtube with his 1000+ videos!

  • Paulette Frantz

    Powdered gooseberry,…. Is it vegan? Lol… Thanks for doing the research! Looking forward to adding it to my smoothie.

  • Lidia Wilcox

    Gooseberries are so delicious, they don't exist in states, maybe one day…

  • Sharin Schwan

    I bought some amla powder for my hair by a company called hesh. Would it be safe to add it to my smoothie?

  • Neophyte

    is there an upper limit to the amount of anti-oxidants you can derive benefit from? I get the impression from these vids that it's really easy to meet your daily needs if you know which spices, fruits and vegetables to ingest.

  • Dance Aficionado

  • Tyler Palazzo

    I'm so glad I got frozen blueberries waiting for me 🙂

  • Angeles Rivera


  • Jared Chan

    I want some of that purple stuff.

  • Josep aldosa

    soy milk? must be a joke

  • Sayuas

    I would prefer to eat blueberries and mango whole rather than having them in a smoothie.

  • Cindy Espadas

    I watched from a health short-documentary from the bbc that ingesting too much antioxidants (the example that they talk about were these popular antioxidant smoothies) makes your body low its antioxidants leves to compensate, resulting in lower antioxidant levels than the amount recommended in your body. They made the blood test and everything, I got quite convinced at the moment but now I feel all confused. Is the information from the bbc incorrect? Or is it just about something else?

  • jojo P

    What about Honey ?

  • Scott K

    When you say "1500 units of antioxidant power," what does that mean exactly? How are these units measured/counted? Cheers.

  • Jo Bellens

    Important : Amla is not a gooseberry !! Amla grows on a tree that belongs to the family Phyllanthaceae. Gooseberries grow on a bush of the Ribes family. Amla is called a gooseberry because it looks like one, but it is not. This said, gooseberries are probably also very healthy, but not like amla.

  • Daniel Wiberg

    I live in Sweden and I can't find amla anywhere. 🙁

  • Luis Garcia

    This video should have more views. Amazing stuff!

  • Aubrey Koches

    Literally paused this video as I was watching it so I could go to Amazon and order some!  What a quick and easy way to add the good stuff- thanks!

  • Steve Fink

    You're a psyco

  • drew osamu

    What about cornflakes and a bit of fruit

  • rumpsugg

    Should fruit be eaten seperately? Or is it ok to mix banana and oranges in my cereal in the morning?

  • Jon Kozak

    Dope video!

  • DelbertStinkfester

    I just ordered some off of Amazon

  • Tommy Scott

    A cup of coffee should have more antioxidant than your smoothie? Like almost twice as much? Does that work?

  • Paul Cook

    Great video

  • Vince

    I liked when you added the blueberries and then the 'WHOA' on the chart.

  • Ivy Nova

    I would like to ask for advice to anyone able to help me. I eat a breakfast after which I feel extremely exhausted and I feel hungry after only about 3 hours, despite it should be a healthy breakfast and it should hold longer. This breakfast meal is: In a bowl I put 5 spoons of oat flakes, 5 spoons of mixed cereals flakes, several raisins( these have fructose syrup unfortunately) , several walnuts, few almonds, several pumpkin seeds, a spoon of carob powder, a teaspoon of cinnamon powder, tip of teaspoon of clove powder. In addition to these, grinded: a spoon of flax seeds, a spoon of chia seeds, a spoon of sesame seeds. On top I usually add a kiwi, an apple or some dates. All these I put in water about 30 minutes or more. So what do I do wrong? All the powders are too much? The fruits are not good in the morning? The fructose syrup from the raisins is so bad? Am I puting too much seeds? The ingredients do not combine properly? Would you like to give me some advice about this? Thanks in advance! 🙂

  • oku_jumu

    why so much focus on antioxidants ?

  • Peter Faber

    The best breakfast is,……. No Breakfast!!!

    Intermittent Fasting Rules!!!

  • Joe Curran

    What were the two things with more antioxidants?

  • Chris Powers

    Antioxidants are not the be-all and end-all of health. Eat an egg for Christ's sake.

  • V F

    I somehow do not trust these processed extractions and would rather get my vitamins and minerals from the actual foods.

  • Ivan the Vegan


  • Gigi Friedman

    Haha! Love the spike on the chart when it comes to your smoothie! ✨✨✨✨✨

  • Gigi Friedman

    I'm getting the Amla Powder for sure! I will also add the tea leaves! What a great idea!


    I feel like amla powder is overkill. It looks good on paper though.

  • healup 1220

    whoa. .never heard of amla..what!?

  • silversobe

    Make sure the white tea leaves your eating come from a quality source country like Japan, which has some of the lowest levels of heavy metals in their tea.

  • E C

    Dr. Gregor, I advertise you and your channel to my coworkers and social circle whenever we get into health/diet conversations. I love your work and I am deeply grateful for your niche contributions to this planet. Thank you

  • Maadhav Dantuluri

    how are u calculating antioxidants in grams, µmole -> to -> Grams … for an item..?

  • L Z.

    that's why you look a lot younger than most plant based doctors

  • Max Power

    Chaga has a trillion times more in 1 single cup of chaga tea.

  • S G

    I bought amla powder and it tastes like ass just so everyone knows

  • Blake Chasteen

    2 quick questions: Do the white tea leafs contain caffeine? Are there any reasons to NOT eat 1 tablespoon of amla?

  • Adam 3d

    Yet you still look like a Zombie.

  • Madison One

    I would do no sweet almond milk, blueberries, mango, matcha & amla.

    Camu Camu outdoes Amla significantly

  • Arlene

    All those nutrients in a smoothie are no good unless you can digest a smoothie which a lot of people cannot.

  • Marie Peters

    Dr. Greger, can you recommend a brand of amla powder?

  • Hana Provost

    Amla created stomach uclear for me

  • xxx xxx

    Indians are so silly ,they don't consume ginger, garlic, turmeric, cinammon ,pepper, cloves, Amla(or Aawla as it's called here) other than in their curries.
    We have everything in our arsenal ,yet unknown to it's capacity which is not even some cents of value by currency.

  • Jo Drew

    That is brillant… I'm in NYC… I've got to get myself down to little India and get myself some of that stuff.

  • MMM mm

    Where can you buy indian gooseberries in the states?

  • eazyrat

    This ok for breastfeeding mums and babies?

  • crispy j

    Facts are always there dr greger…welll done as always with the thorough research

  • Melissa Miller

    How can I know I'm really buying Amla powder in that jar? Is there a safer/safest source to get it?

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