Dates are one of the best, sweet and versatile foods that can regulate the digestive process. It boots energy level in people within half an hour or consumption.
Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and magnesium; vitamins known as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A, vitamin K and zinc can be found in them.
HOW THEY ARE EATEN
-They usually have a seed inside; this seed cannot be eaten, as only the fleshy part is edible. However, when you open the fruit be sure to give it a quick rinse as they sometimes contain a bit of particles inside and is very unpleasant if taken with caution.
– They can be chopped and integrated into foods, salads and drinks. They can be blended and further processed into a puree or juice and consumed.
Below are the following benefits derived and gotten from consumption of dates.
Dates are rich in natural sugars like glucose, fructose, and sucrose. They are a perfect workout snack and a great source of strength. People eat dates when they tired, sluggish or feel drained. A very good example is when we exercise in the gym and we need strength instead of going for synthetic energy bars and sport drinks why not snack on this fruit. Most people always think its sweetness it artificial but I can categorically tell you that its one of the fruits with the best natural sugars.
PROMOTES HEART HEALTH
When they are soaked overnight, crushed in the morning and then consumed, they have been proven to have a positive effect on weak hearts.
They also have a rich source of potassium which reduces the risk of stroke and other heart-related diseases. It reduces the LDL cholesterol levels in the body preventing heart attacks, strokes and heart disease.
PREVENTS NIGHT BLINDNESS
When the leaves of the date palm is ground into a paste and rubbed on and around the eyes, or when dates are ingested orally, it has been shown to reduce the frequency of night blindness.
CURE HANGOVERS AND PREVENTS INTOXICATION
They have proven to be a very reliable remedy for intoxication. In case you’ve had too much to drink and you are beginning to experience intoxication or have hangovers
you could snack on a few dates and you will be relieved. You can soak it overnight for best results.
Date contains selenium, manganese, copper, and magnesium which are integral to healthy bone development and strength especially in aging people when they begin to experience weakened bones. It is advisable for the elderly to eat more of this fruit as it helps strengthen bones.
Other benefits of date are;
Maintaining nervous system health
Improves sexual stamina
Prevents abdominal cancer.
Dates are nutritious and can be gotten at any supermarket anywhere in the world.
Lalana suvarna is a commerce professional, her interests include reading, eating and writing.