What are the benefits of eating dates for health?
Proven Health Benefits of Dates
benefits of eating dates/ Date (Dates), also known as Kurma in Iran, is an ancient fruit that grows in warm regions. Europeans and Americans do not consume dates, while in the middle east, the consumption is high. The main origin of dates is India. According to what archaeologists believe, dates have been known for 5,000 years. Dates have lots of benefits, that’s why they are essential for Iftar and Ramadan. In the following, we introduce you to the benefits of dates.
Dates Nutritional Values & Benefits
Dates (Kurma) is a nutritious source of various vitamins, minerals, fiber, energy, and sugar. Necessary minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and zinc are also present in dates. The fruit also contains vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A, and vitamin K.
Dates are often referred to as a laxative food. This is why people with constipation often use dates. To increase the dates anti-constipation effect, soak some in water overnight. In the morning, drink up the thick fluid and wait for the astonishing results. Moreover, this thick fluid contains large amounts of soluble fiber that is important for healthy bowel movements and easy passage of food through the intestinal tracts.
There is a notable amount of minerals in dates. That’s why we know dates as a kind of super food that strengthens the bones and prevents osteoporosis.
Dates have selenium, manganese, copper, and magnesium, all of which are essential for healthy and strong bones.
Treats the intestinal disorders
Daily consumption of dates helps with the growth of essential bacteria in the intestines and causes more nutrition absorption in the digestive system.
One of the most important benefits of dates is to treat anemia. The high amount of iron in dates has made this fruit an appropriate nutritional supplement for anemic people.
One of the significances of dates is the presence of organic sulfur. Although this substance can hardly be found in foods, it is beneficial for allergic reactions and seasonal allergies. As noted above, eating dates and adding sulfur to your diet will notably reduce seasonal allergies.
Helps with gaining weight
Dates have sugar, protein, and lots of minerals, which all are essential for overall health. It should be remembered that you must not forget about other types of foods and nutrients, and you should not stick to dates only. Dates can be helpful in the case of gaining weight or building muscle.
Increases energy and mental strength
Dates are high in natural sugar types such as glucose, fructose, and sucrose. Therefore, it is considered as a complete and energizing meal. Eating only 1 or 2 dates a day will boost up your power soon.
Protects the nervous system
Vitamins that exist in dates have made it a great fortifier of health and function of the nervous system.
Potassium is one of the most effective minerals in this case. In general, dates increase the pace and consciousness of the brain.
Develops heart health
Dates are highly effective in this regard. Consuming dates at least two times a week will guaranty your heart health.
Prevents night blindness
Dates are usually applicable for fighting with ear, nose, and throat diseases. It’s proved that when crushed palm leaves are applied to the eyes or are eaten by the patient, it can cure the night blindness.
Prevents gastric cancer
As mentioned before, dates have a high nutritional value, and moderate consumption of this fruit is significantly beneficial for health.
High in Fiber
Getting enough fiber is important for your overall health.
With almost 7 grams of fiber in a 3.5-ounce serving, including dates in your diet is a great way to increase your fiber intake.
Fiber can benefit your digestive health by preventing constipation. It promotes regular bowel movements by contributing to the formation of stool.
In one study, 21 people who consumed 7 dates per day for 21 days experienced improvements in stool frequency and had a significant increase in bowel movements compared to when they did not eat dates.
Furthermore, the fiber in dates may be beneficial for blood sugar control. Fiber slows digestion and may help prevent blood sugar levels from spiking too high after eating.
For this reason, dates have a low glycemic index (GI), which measures how quickly your blood sugar rises after eating a certain food.
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