Do you know of these amazing benefits of eating dates?
Apart from helping to strengthen bonds in the bedroom, below are other amazing benefits of eating dates.
Dates are easily digested, making them a quick source of energy and nutrients. Eating dates after a long day of fasting can help the body’s blood glucose levels quickly return to normal.
Dates are fat-free, cholesterol-free and sodium-free.
Dates contain vitamin A and numerous B-complex vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 and pantothenic acid), necessary for building healthy body tissue and muscle.
Dates contain 15 minerals, including magnesium, iron, phosphorous, copper, calcium, manganese and potassium. These are essential for the proper functioning of muscles and the nervous system.
A humble date contains more potassium per weight than a banana!
A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving provides the following nutrients (1):
Carbs: 75 grams
Fiber: 7 grams
Protein: 2 grams
Potassium: 20% of the RDI
Magnesium: 14% of the RDI
Copper: 18% of the RDI
Manganese: 15% of the RDI
Iron: 5% of the RDI
Vitamin B6: 12% of the RDI
Dates are loaded with dietary fibre, both soluble and insoluble. A diet rich in dietary fibre has been proven to reduce the risk of certain cancers and control blood sugar levels.
Dates are also full of tannins. Tannins are responsible for the dark colour of dates in the post-harvest period, and this gives them the highest concentration per serving size among dried fruits of antioxidants, linked with fighting heart disease and cancer.
Dates contain several types of antioxidants (flavonoids, carotenoids, phenolic acid) that may help prevent the development of certain chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes.
Also facilitates natural labour, works as an anti-Inflammatory agent, improves brain functionality.
They are also fairly high in calories and best consumed in moderation.