Dates: Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts of dates
Our daily diet should be based on a food rich in different nutrients including fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants etc. A big question arises what to eat that enrich our body by providing different nutrients that are good for health. One of the best fruit that nature provides us, yes “Dates”.
Dates are the sweetest fruits one can find easily everywhere that grown mostly in hot regions especially in western countries. Dates come in different varieties with different specific names including Ajwa, Anbara, Safawi, Barhi, Sagai, Sukari, Mejdhol etc which contains different tastes and mineral content. The usage of dates depends on the choice of the people which type of date they want to eat or like. The texture of the dates is chewy and sweet in flavor. Dates are full of rich nutrients that have different health benefits and can be used in different ways.
This article helps in highlighting different health benefits of “dates”, which are discussed below;
- Full of nutrition
Dates are one of the natural source minerals including dietary fiber, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, potassium, iron and calcium. Date provides a variety of vitamins especially “ B-complex” including vitamin B-6, vitamin A, vitamin K, riboflavin, thiamin, niacin, , pantothenic acid and folic acid.
- Healthy and strong bones
Dates help in keeping the bones strong and healthy by fighting different bones diseases. The selenium, magnesium, manganese and copper are responsible for the bone development in human body these minerals are easily available in dates which are also known to be one of the super food for the bones.
- Help in digestion
Dates help to deal different digestion problems. Dates contain high fiber that helps in easy digestion and smooth bowl movements that help in dealing constipation, reducing colon cancer, colitis and hemorrhoids.
- Improve heart health
Nowadays people are suffering from different heart diseases and high cholesterol level that result in strokes leaving intense effect on human health. According to researches potassium and fiber helps in reducing the risk of heart diseases and heart attacks by lowering the cholesterol level in human body.
- Helps to reduce high blood pressure
Dates are full of minerals specially potassium and magnesium that are responsible for lower the high blood pressure and help in smooth and better working of heart that results in maintained blood pressure and reduced heart attack and strokes.
- Improves health of nervous system
The vitamins and potassium that are present in dates are beneficial for the promoting a healthy nervous system by improving the speed and activity of the brain. According to research the vitamin B-6 present in dates responsible in improving the performance of brain.
- Reduce the effect of allergies
Dates contain element, “organic sulfur” that has tremendous effect on health but one cannot be easily found in other foods. Organic sulfur helps in reducing seasonal allergies and different allergic reactions in body.
- Help in different stomach issues
Dates contain potassium that help in improving the stomach health and help in controlling stomach issues specially diarrhea. The soluble fiber present in dates help in healthy and normal functioning of the excretory system.
- Helps to strengthen hair and clear skin
As discussed earlier date is an energy booster food. Dates are full of nutrients including vitamins B1, B2, A & C, protein, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium and iron. These nutrients help not only in boosting the overall health but it also help in making our skin clear, beautiful and elastic. Dates help in strengthening hair follicles making them healthy and strong.
To Sum up…
Dates are very healthy fruit, full of nutrients including fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants that helps and benefits in several ways in making our body functions smooth and more improved that helps in fighting different diseases , allergies etc. Dates are worth to eat and must be added in our daily meals as; it is easily available all over the world in fresh and dry form.