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Natural wonder dates

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The crunchy, sweet and delectable fruits of date palm trees are laden with nutritional benefits. Grown mostly in the Middle East and Asian countries, they are consumable as fresh and dried varieties. The promising benefits of dates come from their storehouse of minerals, vitamins and fibers and this is the reason why they are truly a natural wonder.

Discover the nutritional benefits of dates over here...

Relieves from constipation, digestion problems and promotes colon health

No wonder dates are a remedy for constipation. As per RDA, 100 grams of dates contain 6.7 grams of fibers which are essential for proper formation of bowels and their smooth movement. The dietary fiber improves the efficiency of colon, promotes digestion and eliminates risks of colitis, inflammation and hemorrhoids.

Preserves your heart in varied ways

Ask why doctors would swear by dates for restoring your heart health? This is because dates contain magnesium and potassium which have promising benefits to your heart health.Your blood pressure is regularized when you get enough potassium from natural resources. This in turn reduces risk of heart attack.

Magnesium and copper ensure that your blood vessels are healthy and your heart beats are normal consistently. High content of fiber (beta-D-glucan) effectively manages your cholesterol levels, thereby protecting you from atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases.

Natural cure for anemia, improves hemoglobin levels

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Serve yourself dates on a regular basis if your hemoglobin is dropping. The rich mineral content, especially iron, manganese and copper would boost your hemoglobin. People who suffer from weakness, fatigue, lack of energy, and dizziness are also advised to eat a specific portion of dates daily to get over the anemia. You will notice the difference in your health in a month or so.

Shields you from seasonal allergies

Quite interestingly, dates are one of those rare foods enriched with organic sulphur. You can encourage your kids to snack on dates everyday to improve their immunity against seasonal allergies and the common cold.

For your brain and nervous system

The wide range of vitamins and minerals like copper, potassium, selenium, and magnesium improves functioning of your nervous system. Dates are also known to boost your brain power and memory. Being a rich source of potassium, dates can efficiently eliminate risks of stokes.

The magic of a gamut range of vitamins and antioxidants in dates

Dates are reservoirs of polyphenolic antioxidants known as tannins, which have strongly anti-inflammatory and anti-infective properties. Flavonoids like ß-carotene, zea-xanthin and lutein essentially eradicate free radicals from your body and lower risks of a wide range of cancers.

Dates are wonderful sources of B complex group vitamins, of which pyridoxine or vitamin B-6 is present in abundance. Other varieties include niacin, pantothenic acid, and riboflavin which helps in proper metabolism of your body. You can also consume dates to receive vitamin K which is necessary for clotting of your blood.

Dates for pregnant and breastfeeding moms

An interesting fact about dates is- it contains natural oxytoxin, a hormone that induces contraction of the uterus during labor. It’s a powerful food for pregnant as well as lactating moms as it helps to beat exhaustion, fatigue, mood swings, etc.

Helps to balance your weight

Dates are concentrated fruits and they contain natural plant sugars. Their calorie content is moderately higher than other fruits. Therefore, you can determine the size of serving as per the benefit you want to receive. The standard is half of a small cup or little less quantity of dates would balance your diet and offer you all the nutritional goodness.

As you can see these natural wonder dates offer many nutritional benefits to the body. Make sure you introduce this power fruit in yours and your family diet.

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Written by: Saptakee sengupta
Date last updated: April 12, 2015