Do you know the medicinal values of date fruits?


Date fruits are easily available and a good source of many minerals and vitamins. There are many health benefits too of Date fruit. In this article you will find the health benefits and medicinal values of date fruit.

Dates nutrition facts

Dates are delicious dessert fruit with much-needed minerals and energy to help you to stay fit and healthy. Dates belong to the family Arecaceae and grows on palm tree. The date tree is believed to have originated in the lands around the banks of Nile and Euphrates rivers. People cultivate date palm for its edible fruit in warmer climates across all the continents. There are many varieties of date palm cultivated and some important varieties of date that are popular for their high quality are Amir Hajja , Saidya, Khadrawya and Medjoola. .

Health benefits of dates

Dates are rich in essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals required for normal growth, development and overall well-being. Some benefits of dates are as follows:

  1. Fresh date contains sugars like fructose and dextrose that when eaten replenished energy and revitalizedthe body instantly. Thus due to above qualities, dates are being used in breakfast during Ramadan month, which is a holy month of Muslims.

  2. Date fruit contains a large amount of fibers, which controls dietary LDL cholesterol absorption in the gut. Date is also a good bulk laxative. The fiber content helps in protecting the colon mucous membrane by decreasing exposure time and as well as binding to cancer causing chemicals in the colon.

  3. Dates contain many health benefiting flavonoid poly phenolic anti-oxidants known as tannins, which have anti-infective, anti-inflammatory and anti-hemorrhagic (prevent easy bleeding tendencies) properties.

  4. Dates are a good source of Vitamin A, which protects us from lung and oral cavity cancers. Vitamin A also protect us from night blindness.

  5. Zeaxanthin is also found in date which prevents macular degeneration in elderly people. Macular degeneration is the main cause of blindness in the world.
  6. Dates are an excellent source of iron determines the oxygen carrying capacity. Date is rich in iron so helps formation of blood.

  7. In addition, dates are rich in potassium. Potassium is an important element of cell and body fluid which controls heart rate and blood pressure. Potassium is very essential for well-functioning of muscles.

  8. Dates are also contain minerals like Ca, Mn, Cu and Mg. Calcium is an important element which is necessary for the formation of bone and teeth, and required by the body for muscle contraction, blood clotting and nerve impulse conduction. Magnesium is used for bone's growth.

  9. Further, the date fruit has adequate levels of B-complex group of vitamins as well as vitamin K.

Conclusion

Thus dates should be consumed every day in our daily diet. You should take 3-4 date every morning. If you have cold and cough problem, boil 3 date fruits with milk and drink this milk. Certainly you will feel better. You can purchase this fruit from everywhere in India and it is not very costly. So try to use date fruit in your diet daily to get maximum benefits of this fruit.


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