One of the healthiest fruits on the planet are dates. They have a lot of health benefits and here are some of them:
Being rich in fiber
, they are a great help for the digestion. They are also high in other nutrients and can treat heart issues, prevent strokes, regulate cholesterol levels, and prevent cancer. They also suppress appetite, and the sugar they contain can be a substitute for white sugar.
They are rich in iron
This makes them able to treat anemia. 100 g dates provide 0.90 g iron or 11% of the recommended daily intake.
Thanks to the high potassium content, they protect the the nervous system, and can lower the stroke risk by 40%.
The phosphorus in them supports the function of the brain.
The high calcium content refreshes the gut flora, creates gut bacteria in the gut, and treats diarrhea.
This fruit can detoxify the body, help digestion, and treat constipation as well. Before going to bed, leave some dates in water and let them soak until the next morning. The juices they will release in the water act as laxatives. Eat the dates to support intestine health and accelerate metabolism and digestion.
Boost your sex drive by soaking some dates in goat milk. The next morning, add honey and cardamom to the mixture.
Soak some dates in water, and blend them in the morning. Drink the smoothie to support heart health.
Since they regulate the appetite, they can be of great help if you try to lose some weight. But, because of their high sugar content, consume them in moderate amounts.
Reduce high blood pressure
According to studies, you need 370 mg magnesium on a daily basis to lower high blood pressure and keep it regulated, and 5-6 dates provide 80 mg magnesium.
Support eye health
Dates contain lutein, and zeaxanthin, which are beneficial for the eye retina and macula. This makes them great for improving your eyesight and preventing damage of the macula due to aging.
According to a finding done by a team of scientists at the Jordan University of Science and Technology, regular consumption of dates for 4 weeks soothes the pain and reduces bleeding before the due date and ease the delivery. Furthermore, this will prevent postpartum depression signs and provide more milk in the mother’s breasts.