Health benefits of dates

Health benefits of dates

  • Dates are sweet fruits that grow on palm trees. They are nomads’ survival food.
  • Dates are nutritional powerhouses.
  • Let’s look at the health benefits of dates:
  • Potent cancer preventers:
  • They are packed with antioxidants primarily carotenoids and vitamin C.
  • Great source of B-complex thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 and pantothenic acid. All of these vitamins help maintain a healthy body and metabolize carbohydrates and control blood glucose levels, fatty acids for energy.
  • Energy boosters:
  • One of the many heath benefits of dates is their power to boost your energy. Up to 80 percent of the date flesh is natural sugar that the body can easily access for energy.
  • Natural laxative food:
  • Dates are great source of fibers and contain up to 8 g is fiber in In 100 g of dates.
  • Most of the fiber is of the insoluble type, meaning that its major health-promoting effect is to add bulk to stool and help food move through the intestinal tract.
  • Help treat anemia:
  • Dates are high in iron content
  • Increase Sexual Stamina:
  • Soaking dates overnight in goat’s milk, is said to help increase sexual stamina. After soaking, grind the dates in the milk and add honey and cardamom powder to get the best effects.
  • Help with Labour:
  • The desert fruit is claimed to ease labour and birth delivery.  The consumption of date fruit in the last 4 weeks before labour may reduce the need for induction and can produce a more favourable delivery outcome.
  • Dates can be dirty and dusty: Never forget to wash dates thoroughly and open them in the center to remove the pit.
  • Note: None of the information in our website is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. The content on our website is for educational purposes only.
  • REFERENCES:
  • 1. UCLA Botanical Garden: Dates– The Candy That Grow on Trees
  • 2. “Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition”; Nutritional and Functional Properties of Dates: A Review; Al-Farsi MA, Lee CY; November 2008.
  • 3. USDA National Nutrient Database: Dates, Deglet Noor
  • 4. The date palm tree.
  • 5. The effect of late pregnancy consumption of date fruit on labour and delivery.
  • Dates Health Benefits

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