Dates- Sweet But Healthy

Most people consume dates because of its great taste. What we do not know is that is also has a lot of great nutritional properties.

1. Iron source

Those with anemia should eat more dates since they have iron. 100 g dates have 0.90mg iron and this is 11% daily dose. Iron is part from the hemoglobin in red cells of blood, determines the carrying of oxygen to the blood. Children and adolescents, but pregnant women too, need this the most.

2. No diarrhea

Dates have potassium and this is amazing for diarrhea. Also, dates aid the flora in intestines to recover fast. Regular eating dates means healthier intestines with their good bacteria.

3. For constipation

They stop diarrhea and make food digest faster and easy. Get a few dates at night to sit in clean water. After the night, they will release juices and this is a great natural laxative for lazy bowels.

4. For body weight

Since it has many nutrients, dates make us feel fuller and aid in weight loss. If you consume dates before a meal, intestines will work perfectly and you will get healthy sugar. They have 0 cholesterol, but have sugar, so be cautious to avoid weight gain.

5. Lowering cholesterol

Dates reduce the LDL bad cholesterol so this is good for people that have this issue. Have  a few dates daily to prevent fatty deposits in arteries and avoid blood clots among other heart issues.

6. Stronger heart

Those with weak heart must use this fruit. Get handful dates with seed in water to soak overnight on room temperature. Then when you wake up, get the dates from the water and remove seeds. Blend the seeds with the water and mix. Have this few times in the day to make the heart stronger.

7. Lowering blood pressure

Dates are amazing for regulation of hypertension. They have almost no sodium and much more potassium. A regular serving is 5-6 dates or 80mg magnesium, mineral for expanding blood vessels. Experts said that 370 mg magnesium daily lowers pressure.

8. Protection from stroke

One key benefit of dates is regulation nervous system work since it gets potassium. Studies shown that bigger intake potassium or 400 mg reduces risk of stroke by 40%.



Note: Dates are high in sugar content – coming in at a whopping 66.5 grams per 100 gram serving of the fruit. It is recommended to lessen sugar consumption as much as possible, even when the sugar is being consumed from fruit.

Constance Onyeji - Jarret

Constance is a free spirit who roams the world with a paint brush and colors. She loves to read, is purpose driven and passionate about girl-child empowerment and Children with development disorders and is currently developing projects to help this cause. She enjoys a mind stimulating conversation and is always ready to eat fried yam and egg sauce.

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