Incredibly sweet, dates are one of the most popular fruits, a member of the palm family, Arecaceae. They provide a number of health benefits and can improve your overall health. Today in this article we will present some of the best benefits of this super-healthy food.
Health Benefits of Dates
Due to their rich content of fibers, dates have the ability to improve digestion. Moreover, they contain many other important nutrients and can treat numerous ailments. They can regulate cholesterol levels, prevent strokes, treat heart diseases, and prevent cancer. What is more, they are known for suppressing appetite. The sugar they contain can be a replacement for white sugar.
Dates are rich in iron
Being a great source of iron, dates can effectively treat anemia. Only 100 g dates contain 0.90 g iron (11% of the recommended daily intake). Do not forget to mention that iron can improve the oxygen flow to the brain.
The high content of potassium found in dates is very beneficial for the nervous system. It provides protection and can lower your risk of stroke by 40%.
Dates also contain phosphorus which can support the function of your brain.
Dates are a great source of calcium, known for its ability to refresh the gut flora, create gut bacteria in the gut, and treat diarrhea.
Dates treat constipation, detoxify your body and improve digestion. In order to support intestine health and accelerate metabolism and digestion, soak a few dates in water in the evening, and let them stand until the morning. Consume them as a breakfast. During the night, they will release juices that act as laxatives.
Dates can improve your sex life and drive. Just soak a few dates in goat milk, and add cardamom and honey and consume this in the morning! This will boost your potential and energy.
To support heart health, soak some dates in water, and blend them in the morning. Drink the smoothie as the first thing in the morning!
Dates have the ability to regulate appetite. They contain nutrients that aid weight loss. However, they are high in sugar, so make sure to consume them in moderation.
Reduce high blood pressure
Only 5-6 dates contain 80 mg magnesium known for its ability to dilate blood vessels. It is scientifically shown that 370 mg magnesium on a daily basis can lower high blood pressure and keep it regulated!
Support eye health
Dates are rich in vitamins that can boost your eye health. Moreover, they contain lutein and zeaxanthin which are known to be extremely beneficial for the eye retina and macula. Dates can improve your eyesight and protect the macula.
The Jordan University of Science and Technology conducted a study which showed that by regularly consuming dates for 4 weeks you will be able to relieve the pain and to reduce bleeding before the due date. Dates will ease the delivery as well! What is more, they will prevent symptoms of postpartum depression and provide more milk in mother’s breasts.
Source: Healthy Food House