8 Amazing Health Benefits of Dates

Posted by Vishal Kaushik on December 28th, 2020

Dates are an important traditional crop cultivated in Iraq, Arabia, North Africa and Morocco. Egypt is considered to be the largest producer of dates globally. The botanical name of dates is Phoenix Dactylifera.

The date palm trees usually grow to a height of 21-23 m (69-75 ft). Date fruit is sweet in taste and when dried it contains about 75% sugar. Depending on the variety, the color of the dates may be slightly reddish-yellow or white and black. Dates on palm trees grow in bunches.

8 Amazing Health Benefits of Dates

The health benefits of dates may include-

1. Energy Powerhouse:

Many times we start feeling very weak, in such a way, by eating dates, your body gets instant energy. This is great choice for those who wish to eat sweet again and again. Because dates are not unhealthy like fast food.

Natural sugars such as fructose and sucrose is found in large amounts in dates. Therefore, it is an appropriate snack to get energy immediately. Many people, when feeling lethargic in the afternoon, can consume dates which can help to overcome their laziness. You can also use it to bring energy back to the body after a intense workout.

2. Dates for Bone Strength:

Dates have a good amount of minerals, so it is considered very beneficial for strengthening bones. It also helps in relieving pain caused by disease like osteoporosis. Dates contain selenium, manganese, copper, and magnesium, which helps in the development of healthy bones. With aging, the bones of people start becoming weak, so if you continue to eat dates then your bones will remain strong for a long time. According to a report by North Dakota State University, dates contain boron which is healthy for bones.

3. In Weight Loss:

Many people who want to lose weight are afraid of taking dry fruits. They feel that eating dry fruit may increase their weight. But, this is not the case with dates, it has very little fat and they are cholesterol free. So without worrying you can include small amounts of it in your regular routine.

4. In Cough and Cold:

This fruit are even more beneficial in winter when you often get cough due to cold. In this case, put five chopped dates in a glass of milk, along with a pinch of pepper and cardamom powder, boil the milk. Drinking this while sleeping every night will cure your cough.

5. Dates for Digestive System:

If your digestive system is weak then dates are also beneficial for you. It has high levels of soluble fiber, which helps in excreting the digested food from the body through the intestines which can relieve the symptoms of constipation. All you have to do is soak some dates in water overnight and chew it well in the morning. It is very beneficial for people who have constipation problems often.

6. For Skin:

Dates contain vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin B2, phosphorus, calcium, iron and magnesium. All these elements help to make your skin beautiful and glowing. Date are also a good source of vitamin C and vitamin D, which work in the flexibility of the skin. This fruit can also help to fight skin problems. Also, the nutrients present in it make your skin soft. Free radicals cause damage to your skin, due to which your skin starts to look old before time. Vitamin C present in dates protects your skin from free radicals. It helps to keep you away from wrinkles

7. For Sexual Health:

Studies have shown that dates are beneficial for sexual health. Soak the date palm overnight with fresh goat milk, then mix the cardamom powder and honey mixture in this milk and grind it together. This mixture may help to overcome sexual disorders.

In 2006, a study showed that dates and palm oil help to overcome sexual illness because some of the components found in it to increase sperm count. So, if you have any type of sexual disorder, then eating dates can be very beneficial for you.

8. In Pregnancy:

Pregnant women require 300 calories more than normal women. But most pregnant women choose foods with high calories that are low in nutrients, which is not a healthy choice for them. Therefore, pregnant women are advised to consume fresh dates because they have all kinds of essential nutrients. According to a Jordan study, consuming them for about four weeks before labor can produce good results for pregnant women. In the last months of pregnancy, it is considered effective to consume dates to strengthen the muscles of the uterus.

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