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Dates Are Plum With Goodies, Raisin The Benefits

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Dates have been cultivated dating back to approximately 4000 B.C. The date fruit is one of the sweetest fruits, and it comes in different varieties. They can be eaten fresh, but is most often enjoyed dried resembling raisins or plums. It doesn’t matter if they are dried or fresh the health benefits of dates remain plentiful. When you add dates to your diet you are effectively reducing your risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s while promoting brain function and reducing the risk of stroke.

 

Dates have been cultivated dating back to approximately 4000 B.C. The date fruit is one of the sweetest fruits, and it comes in different varieties. They can be eaten fresh, but is most often enjoyed dried resembling raisins or plums. It doesn’t matter if they are dried or fresh the health benefits of dates remain plentiful. When you add dates to your diet you are effectively reducing your risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s while promoting brain function and reducing the risk of stroke.

 

Dates are loaded with copper, fibre, and potassium. They are a rich source of many vital nutrients in a small fruit that offers many health benefits. Because of the small size consuming a large quantity may be needed in order to intake the necessary amount. Dates really aren’t a nutritional powerhouse when compared to others such as sesame seeds or kiwi, but it does offer up numerous health benefits to go along with the good taste.

 

Based on a 100g serving of dates it may contain up to 6.7 grams of fiber which is 27% RDA. 0.4 milligrams of copper which is 18% RDA. 696 milligrams of potassium which is 20% RDA. 54 milligrams of magnesium which is 14% RDA. 0.2 milligrams of Vitamin B6 which is 12% RDA. And 0.3 milligrams of magnesium which is 15% RDA. Dates are high in sugar content 100 grams of dates can contain up to 66.5 grams of sugar. It is recommended to decrease the consumption of sugar as much as possible even when the sugar comes from fruits.

 

Fibre is key for the promotion of colon health and making regular bowel movements. Soluble and insoluble fibre contained in dates helps to clean out the gastrointestinal system thus allowing for the colon to work at increased levels of efficiency. Other benefits of fiber relating to colon health include reduced risks of colon cancer, hemorrhoids, and colitis. Fibre also helps to boost heart health by helping to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, helping to lower the risk of strokes, lowering the risk of developing diabetes, lowering the risk of heart disease, and encouraging a healthy weight. Adding dates to your diet also works wonders in terms of detoxification. The colon is one of the most important parts of or body, yet often gets neglected, dates delivery the fibre required for detoxification purposes.

 

Dates are high in magnesium, which is a mineral known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, and crucial to our immune system. When a person is magnesium deficient the body can not deal with inflammation adequately, making the bodies natural defense system become hyperactive, magnesium calms that down.

 

Consuming dates has many benefits that include relief from intestinal disorders, constipation, anemia, heart problems, diarrhea, abdominal cancer, sexual dysfunctions such as low stamina, relieve intoxication, prevent night blindness, and many other conditions. Dates help to promote healthy body weight, boost energy, reduce reactions to seasonal allergies, and maintain a healthy nervous system. They are rich in minerals, fiber, and several vitamins. They contain oil, sulfur, iron, calcium, potassium, copper, manganese, phosphorus, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin A and K, zinc, selenium, and magnesium. Dates are a great addition for people suffering from anemia due to the high levels of iron it contains. Consuming significant amounts of the minerals found in dates contributes to the strengthening of bones and fighting off debilitating and painful diseases like osteoporosis. Dates contain ingredients that are key to healthy bone development and strength.

 

 

 

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