𝗕𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗙𝗜𝗧𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗦
Dates are a fruit that come from the date palm tree, which is native to the Middle East, although they are also now grown in the Mediterranean, Asia, the USA and Mexico.
Dates grow in large clusters which hang from the top of these palm trees. As they ripen, their skins turn brown and wrinkle as more and more moisture leaves the fruit. This is when they are usually harvested by hand, either by someone climbing up the palm or using a mechanical lift.
Below are some benefits of eating dates;
Dates are rich in copper, selenium and magnesium which are very important nutrients to keep your bone healthy and prevent bony related disorders. It is also rich in vitamin K which helps to regulate the coagulation of blood and helps metabolize your bones.
People who are suffering from osteoporosis are more likely to suffer from bony fractures. Dates can strengthen your bone and make it strong.
▪️𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵
Each date contains choline, vitamin B that is very beneficial for the learning and memory process, especially in Alzheimer’s disease children. Regular consumption of dates has been linked to a lowered risk of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and better cognitive performances in older individuals.
▪️𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗱𝗶𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵
Dates are high in natural fibre, with nearly 8g of fibre in 100g of dates. This natural fibre helps to regularise bowel movements and improve your overall digestive health. Normal and healthy digestion also has a cascading effect of improving the other systems in your body like better nutrient absorption, better liver and kidney health and also keeps you mentally relaxed. Additionally, regular consumption of dates can help you avoid or even ease constipation and the host of problems that it brings.
▪️𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝘁𝗼𝘅𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆
Dates and date extracts help to support liver health and also work to prevent liver fibrosis. By supporting healthy liver function, dates allow your body to detoxify in a natural way, as the liver performs the task of keeping waste and harmful substances out of your body. Liver fibrosis is significantly reduced with regular consumption of date extract, this lowers your risk of developing liver cirrhosis.
Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common diseases. Mostly diabetes is treated by using several oral diabetic medicines and insulin supplementation. Research suggests that dates are helpful to reduce blood sugar and fat levels.
It can increase the production of insulin and also help reduce the rate of absorption of glucose from the intestine. This can help to reduce the risk of getting diabetes.
Dates are an excellent source of vitamin C and D which helps to maintain your skin elasticity and keeps your skin smooth. Dates also come with anti-ageing properties and prevent the accumulation of melanin.
The other health benefits of dates include helping to deal with insomnia. If you have been suffering from insomnia for many months now and are considering purchasing over the counter medications, you should stop for a moment and try a quick and easy home remedy with only a few ingredients to sort out the issue naturally. Make a drink with dates, fox nuts and milk all blended and drink it up before going to bed. Try this for a couple of weeks and notice the difference!