The natural sugar found in dates is an excellent substitute for the ordinary sugar. This fruit is easily digestible and reduces the feeling of hunger. Taken in consider the nutrients dates contain, these fruits are a sort of a multivitamin pill, good for both children and adults. Dates are efficient in treating numerous diseases, including anemia, cholesterol, cancer and many other.
Excellent Source of Iron
People diagnosed with anemia should eat dates as much as possible, because these fruits are an excellent source of iron. 100 g of dates contain about 0.90 g iron, which is about 11% of the recommended daily intake. Iron, as part of the hemoglobin inside the red blood cells, determines the oxygen that goes in the blood. Adolescents and pregnant women have greatest needs for iron.
Taking in consider that dates contain lutein and zeaxantine, these fruits are often called “eye vitamins”. Lutein and zeaxantine are especially important for the eye retina and macula, because they improve the eyesight and prevent any possible damage of the macula, which can be damaged as people get older. Therefore, eat more dates for better eyesight.
Dates contain calcium, a mineral that has proven to be efficient in stopping diarrhea. In addition to this, dates are amazingly helpful in the renewal process of the gut flora. Regular consumption of dates help the creation of good bacteria in the intestine.
Dates have the ability to release toxins from the body and improve the process of digestion. In case of constipation, put some dates in water to stay during the night. The water after can be used as a laxative, which will improve the function of the intestine, from the juices that the dates have releases overnight. Dates are also very beneficial for the metabolism, due to the fact that they are rich in fiber.
Accelerate weight loss
Dates can help you to regulate your weight because they can decrease the feeling of hunger. Dates are rich with many other nutrients and can lead to faster weight loss. The bad thing is that dates are rich in sugar, even though they do not have cholesterol. So you should eat them in moderate amount, or otherwise you will gain weigh again.
Dates are also very rich in magnesium and calcium. Magnesium is a mineral which is essential for blood vessel dilatation, and 5-6 dates contain about 80mg of magnesium. They can also regulate the blood pressure due to the fact that the blood flow can be decreased with 370mg of magnesium a day or about 20-25 dates.
Dates Facilitate Delivery
An experiment conducted in the Jordan University for Science and Technology showed that consuming dates 4 weeks before the delivery can alleviate pain and reduce the bleeding. Women who consumed dates delivered easier, compared to the women that did not eat this fruit. Moreover, dates help women go through the postpartum depression more easily and produce enough milk for the baby.
Calcium is a mineral which is essential in fighting diarrhea and dates are rich in calcium. Gut flora can be improved by dates. Dates can also increase the number of good bacteria in the intestines.
Feed the brain
Phosphorus is essential for improving the function of the brain, and dates are rich in phosphorus.
Strengthen the heart
Dates are recommended and they are proven to be very helpful for people with weak heart and other heart problems. Put some dates in water to stay overnight and the next day squash them with the water to make a drink, and consume this during the day.