Dates can improve the digestion in the body due to the content of insoluble fiber, which is very important in the process of digestion.
Sugar can actually be replaced by dates consumption, because they contain high levels of sugar. The can lower the appetite and they are quickly dissolved in the body. Dates are very healthy fruit, and perfect for everyone, because they contain a lot of healthy nutrients. They have proven to be very effective in treating numerous health problems such as cancer, anemia, strokes, cholesterol regulation and heart attacks.
Here are the healthy benefits of dates:
1. Plentiful in eye vitamins
Zeaxanthin and lutein are the much needed ‘eye vitamins’ and dates contain high amount of them. The eyesight worsens with age, and these ‘eye vitamins’ can improve the eyesight and can hamper more damage to the macula. Enhance your eyesight by consuming more dates.
2. Treat constipation
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.
3. 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.
4. Reduce hypertension
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.
5. Increase Libido
If you want to increase the libido, here is a recipe for you: put some dates in goat milk and let them stay during the night. The next day put the dates, honey and cardamom in some milk and the drink is ready. This drink boosts the energy and gives you more strength.
6. It prevents stroke
Potassium is a mineral which is of high significance for better function of the nervous system, and dates contain a high level of potassium. Increasing your levels of potassium in the body can prevent strokes for even 40%.
7. Rich in iron
Anemia can be treated with increasing the level of iron. Dates are rich in iron; actually just 100g of dates have 0.90g of iron. Iron also helps oxygen to be carried through the blood. Iron deficiency is most common in pregnant women and teenagers.
8. Help diarrhea
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.
9. Feed the brain
Phosphorus is essential for improving the function of the brain, and dates are rich in phosphorus.
10. 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.
11. Make delivery easier
The Jordan University for Science and Technology conducted a study about the affect of dates to facilitate delivery. It showed that dates can reduce bleeding and relieve pain, if they are consumed regularly for 4 weeks before the due date. As a result of date consumption, women experienced easier delivery. They also contain other benefits, such as to aid in the production of more milk for the baby and in overcoming postpartum depression.