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.
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.
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.
Fresh dates contain anthocyanidins and carotenoids and dried dates contain polyphenols, which helps cleanse the body from free radicals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It contains natural sugars like sucrose, fructose, and glucose which are great energy boosters.
The rich fiber and the pulp extract stimulates the gastrointestinal tract and relieves constipation. A clear gut facilitates smooth digestion.
They are known to contain organic sulfur which helps relieve allergies.
Rich in iron and an excellent super food for anemic people.
High in magnesium which helps in reducing swelling and aches in the body.
Recommended dose is 2-3 dates a day.