The eight amazing benefits of Dates.
The amazing health benefits of Dates and why everyone should eat them daily.
The fruits from the palm date tree are called dates, they are native to the middle east and the benefits of dates are know there for over a thousand years. In the last few years dates have become more and more popular, one of the reasons for this is because of their high nutritional value. Dates are a good source of vitamins and minerals. Also, they contain natural sugars which will give you an energy boost. Furthermore, dates are filled with fibre, calcium, iron, sodium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and Zinc. Dates are the freshest when eaten during fall or in the early winter. During this time of the year, the fruit is harvested. However, if you buy your dates dried, they will last a lot longer if you keep them sealed properly.
Below you can read the top eight reasons why you should make dates a part of your regular diet.
1. Lowers cholesterol
Did you know that dates don’t contain anycholesterol, and almost no fat? If you eat this fruit daily, (In moderation) it will help bring you cholesterol level down naturally. Besides containing nocholester ol, dates also are rich in iron and lots of fibres which will benefit your health.
2. A natural energy booster.
Dates contain many nutrients which will give your energy level a great boost. One of the reasons for this is the natural sugars in dates. These are sucrose, fructose and glucose. Furthermore, they are also filled with vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, B5, A1 and C. If you eat Dates daily, you won’t have to buy those expensive vitamin supplements and the vitamins willbuild your natural energy level which you will benefit from in the long run. Also, dates are a great natural pre-workout. If you mix a few dates with a banana you will definitely get that boost you need to push those extra few pounds.
3. Dates will help improve your bonehealth.
Dates contain certain minerals which help improve your bone health. Some of these minerals are copper, magnesium, manganese and selenium. These minerals will make sure that your bones will get stronger and stay healthy. Furthermore, they will help prevent certain bone diseases such as Osteoporosis. Its not for no reason that dates are considered a super food when it comes to bone health.
4. Improves your digestion system.
Dates are undoubtfully one of the most
effective fruits when it comes to a healthy laxative effect. This fruit was used
many times to help people who suffer from constipation. This is because of the
high level of fibres in the dates. De fibres in dates will help improve your
digestive health and promote a regular bowel movement by improving the
formation of your stool. You can soak your dates in water and chew on their
skins as this will also improve your digestive system.
5. Improves the health of your skin.
As mentioned before dates contain Vitamins C and D, these vitamins will make your skin more elastic and will give it a smoother feel. By eating dates regularly, you will see effects in the long term as well. This is because dates also helpprevent certain skin diseases. Furthermore, dates contain certain anti-agingproperties. Date palm kernel extract contains phytohormones. This substance isknow to have anti-aging effects and works against wrinkles as well.
6. Helps against hangovers.
Although there is no in dept research, in
some parts of Nigeria, dates are being added to beer to make the drink less
intoxicating, also it is said that dates can help cure a hangover. In order to
get the best result, you need to rub the skin and soak it in water overnight
before eating it.
7. Dates can help with gaining weight.
Although its not the first priority for many, as most people want to lose not gain weight. There are some who use dates to help with gaining weight. The sugars, proteins and vitamins in the dates help to gain weight or keep your weight at a normal healthy level. So, for those who are underweight or if you are looking to gain some extra pounds for athleticpurposes, dates might be a good addition to your diet.
8. A healthy hearth
And last but not least, Dates will help you
in keeping your hearth healthy. The main reason why dates are good for your
hearth is because they are rich in potassium. Potassium has been proven to
reduces risks of hearth related diseases and as mentioned in point one, Dates
can help lower your cholesterol which will influence the health of your hearth.
Furthermore, there are a lot of antioxidants in dates. Antioxidants protect
your cells against harmful reactions which could cause some diseases. Dates
contain the antioxidants called Carotenoids and phenolic acid, which both are
proven to help against hearth related diseases and help keep your hearth
Now we have giving you more than enough reasons to regularly
eat dates, so go to your nearest food market and stock up on these delicious fruits.