Last Updated on June 5th, 2020
People from all over the world know how beneficial dates are. My grandmother always made sure that we all have dates, especially during winters. One of the best things about a date is that it can be consumed fresh as well as in dried form, so you do not have to worry about going to market and buying fresh stock. You can always buy them in stock.
Dates are popularly eaten as dry fruits by most people. They are best for their miraculous healing abilities. Dates have been in existence from times unknown and still, people swear by this miracle fruit. According to history, they were discovered in Iraq, they were also used to make wines. They are used in different quantities all over the world.
NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF DATES
Dates are a good source of essential minerals like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron, and sodium. They are also rich in vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin B6, choline, betaine, pantothenic acid niacin and folate. Apart from all these, you may find a good amount of carbohydrates plus fiber and sugar loaded in them. They are also a good source of protein.
Now moving on further let us see what these vitamins and minerals can do for your body.
- RELIEVES CONSTIPATION
Due to hectic schedules and traveling you may find the return of constipation now and then or even if you are suffering from constipation on a daily basis.
Eating dates are said to relieve constipation due to its laxative nature and high fiber. It should be soaked in water overnight to get the desired result. You may find this trick working for you within a few days. Even if you are suffering from severe constipation it will provide relief your symptoms. It revives your intestinal tract.
- EXCELLENT FOR BONE HEALTH
Dates are high in minerals like calcium. They provide an excellent source of calcium for your bones. It helps prevents the problem of osteoporosis that is suffered by women above 50 years of age.
Elderly people should also consume dates as they can prevent their knee pain and other conditions. As they are soft they are perfect for every age group.
- PROMOTES DIGESTION
Since they are loaded with fiber that is easily soluble they are good for your gut. For a consistent improvement in your stomach, you need to have dates daily, preferably in the morning. You can soak them in water overnight or make shake along with milk.
They can be consumed as you own preference it does not rob its nutritional value.
- IMPROVES SEXUAL HEALTH
Dates are known to improve sexual health and stamina from ages. It is even mentioned in Ayurveda, that dates could revitalize one’s sexual life to a whole new level. If you are looking for improved sexual life soak a handful of dates in milk for few hours. Then grind them and drink them along with milk. It will not only improve sexual stamina, but will also take care of your all around sexual health, including erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, low libido and power. Nor just it is good for men, it also helps women by revitalizing their organs to enhance their sexual arousal and mood.
- STRENGTHENS NERVOUS SYSTEM
Potassium found in dates is ideal for improving the nervous system thereby improving your brain activity. It also improves the strength and alertness of your brain. You will feel better and quicker responses and reflexes.
Therefore children who are studying should regularly feed dates to improve their performance.
- IMPROVES SKIN TEXTURE
Stop using those costly creams and luxurious treatment. Dates have come to the rescue.
Dates come with anti aging properties that does not let melanin settle on your face. It can work as the best anti aging food I should say. And not just as an anti ageing ingredient, dates are also proved to improve skin complexion and texture, by providing all the required minerals, namely vitamin E, vitamin B3 and fatty acids that revitalize skin from the core and gives you a beautiful, fair clear and young face like never before.
- LOWERS CHOLESTEROL
Dates help maintain a healthy heart. It does not have any fat; therefore, it helps manage your cholesterol level. Potassium present in dates is responsible for preventing stroke and other problems. People with a weak heart should also consume it daily.
In short, such less efforts for improved health of your big heart.
- STRONG MUSCLES
The proteins present in dates do help in improving muscles and strength. So if you do work out at gym or at home, dates with milk can surely put your efforts in the right direction.
- AIDS IN WEIGHT GAIN
Seen so many advertisements about weight loss it is hard to notice that there are many who work on increasing weight. Dates are just for who are trying to improve on the weight.
Dates are full of protein and sugar that aid in developing that extra fat that is required by you.
Remember if you are consuming dates for increasing stamina than eating it with cucumber. It helps to maintain the balance and do not improve the fat.
So you see with dates it’s a win-win situation.
- DATES IN PREGNANCY
Dates are one of the super foods consumed during pregnancy. It is very beneficial to consume dates during pregnancy. They are highly nutritious and contain fiber that is essential for the mother. It even provides instant energy as they provide with sugar without adding extra calories.
Dates contain vitamin K which is essential for the baby. Babies are supplied with vitamin k when they feed mother’s milk. It is important for their bone health.
And also dates are often believed to boost the oxytocin effect which increases the sensitivity of the uterus which in turn helps during labor as well.
You should often go on a date with DATES!!
Eat dates along with breakfast for first thing in the morning and you are sorted for the day. What a convenient way of improving your health.
Say thanks to Dates.
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