You probably never knew date fruits had so many amazing benefits

The date fruit is highly regarded as a fabulous fruit. It is a natural source of energy and nutrition.

Dates play a big role when it comes to dealing with various health problems, like elevated cholesterol and blood pressure, heart diseases and strokes and others.

Dates contain high levels of valuable nutrients that enable the body to stay healthy and fight off diseases.

Read up on some top dates benefits below:
Natural simple sugars: Dates are a great instant energy source as the body can easily use the sugars in them. Consume in moderation, however, as they’re still high in sugar.

Dates are full of iron
This is especially important for anemic patients, pregnant women and children. Just 100g of dates can contain about 0.90 mg of iron. This number equals an amazing 11% of the preferred daily intake. Iron regulates the hemoglobin levels and is important in the production of red blood cells. Iron enables oxygen flow in the bloodstream.

Dates prevent diarrhoea

Another mineral found in dates is potassium, excellent for stopping diarrhoea. Potassium heals the intestinal flora and enables the intestines to create more beneficial bacteria.They are high in potassium, which also helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.

Deals with constipation
Aside from treating diarrhea, dates can help with constipation problems as well. Place dates in clean water during the night and the next morning, consume the dissolved juices to enhance the bowel’s performance. Dates are a great source of fibre, they help maintain bowel health. Fibre also regulates cholesterol levels.

Keeps the optimal body weight
Dates are full of nutrients which can regulate the body weight and prevent excess fat build up. Eat them on an empty stomach for best results. Since they contain no cholesterol, dates are the perfect slim down food to have at home. However, they are very rich in sugar, so take them moderately to prevent weight gain as a side effect.

Regulates the cholesterol level
The bad body cholesterol, also known as LDL, can be easily treated by consuming dates. They also provide blood vessels cleanse and do not allow fats to get attached to the heart and cause blood clots.

Natural heart strengthener
The heart benefits hugely from eating dates. To get optimal benefits, soak dates in water and leave them overnight. The next morning, strain dates and remove seeds. Blend seeds with water and consume during the day.

Blood pressure regulator
Alongside the heart, dates take care of the blood pressure, too. Full of potassium and almost no sodium, dates are strongly recommended for balancing the blood pressure levels. Furthermore, 5 or 6 dates contain about 80 milligrams of magnesium. This mineral expands the blood vessels and boosts the circulation. If you take around 370 mg of magnesium, as some studies suggest, this amount will lower your blood pressure instantly.

Reduction of stroke risk
Dates are powerful when it comes to keeping the nervous system safe, thus preventing strokes of any sort. All this happens thanks to the potassium content found in dates. About 400mg or more of potassium a day can reduce the risk for stroke by 40 percent.

Dates contain Vitamin B6
This helps in developing a healthy brain.

Dates are a good source of protein
Dates are a source of protein, which is important in building muscles, bones and blood cells.

Dates contain calcium and magnesium
Their calcium and magnesium content is good for bone building and maintaining healthy bones.

With additional information from Mashael Khalid Al Ameri, an Emirati nutritionist.

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