Dates – A Super Food

Dates – A Super Food

Dates a super food

Dates a super food

Dates popularly known as date palm or khajoor in Hindi are rich in nutrients. They are a rich source of potassium, minerals, antioxidants, and high in natural sugar, like fructose. There are many varieties, Medjool being the most popular and nutritious of all.

Heart healthy

The antioxidants in dates prevent atherosclerosis, which means clogging of the arteries. They contain Isoflavones which are known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Regular intake of 2-3 dates is linked to lower risk of coronary heart disease.

Stimulate the Liver and lower cholesterol

When soaked overnight and eaten in the mornings, dates are a great way to suppress symptoms of liver disease. A study revealed that regular intake can help lower cholesterol level.

Natural Antioxidant

Fresh dates contain anthocyanidins and carotenoids and dried dates contain polyphenols, which helps cleanse the body from free radicals.

Balanced Blood Sugar Levels

The magnesium content in them relaxes the heart muscle and blood vessels. Due to their low glycemic impact, they can help in regulating symptoms of type 2 diabetes and blood sugar levels in the body.

Regulates Blood Pressure 

The rich fiber, potassium and magnesium content in dates stabilizes the blood sugar level, and counterbalances the sodium in the body, which helps lower the blood pressure.

Enhanced Brain Performance

It is rich in Choline, which is vitamin B found in Acetylcholine, which enhances the quality of our memory. It enables faster learning and suppresses early signs of Dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Natural protection against oxidative stress and other neuro-degenerative diseases.

Boosts Immunity and strengthens the bone mass density

Dates are rich in potassium which strengthens the bone mass density. It is particularly helpful to postmenopausal women with osteopenia. One small date has about 140 milligrams of the mineral.

Healthy eyes and Radiant Skin

Vitamin D found in this dried fruit is amazing for the upkeep of excellent vision, and since it relieves constipation, a clear gut gives radiant skin.

Great Energizer

It contains natural sugars like sucrose, fructose, and glucose which are great energy boosters.

Improve Digestion and Relieve Constipation

The rich fiber and the pulp extract stimulates the gastrointestinal tract and relieves constipation. A clear gut facilitates smooth digestion.

Relieve Allergy

They are known to contain organic sulfur which helps relieve allergies.

Excellent for anemic patients

Rich in iron and an excellent super food for anemic people.

Anti-Inflammatory 

High in magnesium which helps in reducing swelling and aches in the body.

Recommended dose is 2-3 dates a day.

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4 Comments

  1. Anil Ramjattan says:

    Great information

  2. Bholanath Mishra says:

    Dates benefit are for diabetic and High B P patients

  3. Bholanath Mishra says:

    Good suggestions

  4. Sushree says:

    Feel greatful to JKYOG for revealing the useful information about dates.

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