There’s no denying that dates commonly known as dabino are very tasty and have a delightful flavour. Research proves that they have a number of health-boosting benefits, and you can enjoy these benefits by adding just 3 dates to your diet every day for just a week.
Dates are the fruit of palm trees and are a rich source of minerals, healthy fibre, and vitamins.
There are several varieties of dates which can be categorized into three groups on the basis of their sugar content- soft, semi-dry and dried dates. All varieties of dates are same in all respects except slight differences in taste and size
Here are the nutritional data outlines of a few key nutrients present in dates (100 grams serving):
Potassium – 696 mg (20% RDA)
Magnesium – 54 mg (14% RDA)
Vitamin B6 – 0.2 mg (12% RDA)
Fiber – 6.7 mg (27% RDA)
Manganese – 0.3 mg (15% RDA)
Copper – 0.4 mg (18% RDA)
Let’s check out five benefits of these wonderful fruits (dabino).
Dates are a rich source of antioxidants, which can effectively counter the harmful free radicals in the body, thus preventing premature ageing of skin. Vitamin C, in particular, helps to decrease the occurrence of wrinkles by resisting oxidation and preventing the accumulation of melanin inside the human body.
Beneficial for Pregnant Women:
Dates also offer several benefits during pregnancy. Being rich in iron, dates prevent anaemia in the would-be-mother as well as the foetus. They also cause an improvement in the uterus muscles, allowing it to enlarge in a smooth manner. Dates also improve the mother’s milk by providing adequate nutrition to it. They prevent haemorrhage soon after childbirth.
Good For The Heart:
Soaking dates at night and eating them crushed in the morning is beneficial for a weak heart. When consumed twice a week, these tiny storehouses of health help in building up the heart. Besides, they are a rich source of potassium which has been shown to reduce the risk of stroke and other heart diseases. They prevent heart disease, heart attack and stroke by reducing the levels of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) in the body
Dates are rich in natural sugars, including glucose, fructose, and sucrose, and these sugars make them a perfect and quick energy boosting snack. So, the next time you find yourself reaching for an energy bar, skip it and eat a couple of dates instead. The fibers present in dates will keep your energy up and help you stay active through the day.
They Improve Digestion.
Dates contain soluble fibers in a high amount, which is essential for a healthy digestive system. The soluble fibres help in drawing water into the digestive tract. This helps to relieve constipation. Fibers are essential for promoting colon health and for regular bowel movement. They also reduce the risk of colon cancer, colitis, and haemorrhoids (many people consider dates as an effective home remedy to treat hemorrhoids).
We hope you are convinced enough to go and buy a box of these tasty and succulent fruits. If you have any objections, share them in the comments section below.