I was introduced to Dates by our close family friend during a Roza Iftar during the month of Ramadan fasting. They told us about the amazing benefits of Dates.They claimed dates provides them with enough vitamins & minerals to carry on their 30 days fasting. This is their energy boosters after long hours of no water fasting sometimes in hot humid months.
I wasn`t quite convinced that how can just one fruit be packed with so many nutrients. So I decided to do my own research on the same & it turns out they were right it is so rich in vitamins and minerals. It’s a good source of energy, essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc. It also contains vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K.
Likewise, I would like to introduce some of the health & beauty benefits of dates to you:
Rich in vitamins: It contains. Vitamins such as B1, B2, B3 and B5, as well as A1 and C .I know unbelievable right? If you have a few dates every day, you won’t have to take your beauty vitamin supplements.
Rich in Minerals: It is packed with calcium, sulfur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper and magnesium which are all beneficial for overall health.
Lowers Cholesterol: Including them in smaller quantities in your daily diet can help you keep a check on cholesterol level.
Improves bone health: Dates are rich in selenium, manganese, copper, and magnesium, and all of these are required when it comes to keeping our bones healthy, and preventing conditions such as osteoporosis which is very common in women after the age of 35.
Healthy Teeth: It is rich in fluorine that keeps your teeth healthy & strong
Strengthens the nervous system: Date are loaded with potassium, and yet contain little sodium, and that keeps your nervous system in order.
Skin Benefits: As it is packed with vitamin C &D. It improves the skin elasticity gives you a youthful looking skin. Regular intake of dates, Keep those undesirable lines and wrinkles away. Natural effective remedy for various skin problems such as acne scars & stretch marks. Abundant reservoirs of pantothenic acid that have immense power to avert the damages triggered by free radicals.
Hair Benefits: Just 3 dates a day can provide your hair follicles sufficient nutrients to help them grow stronger & healthier. Can also aid in hair loss as it also contains iron.
Combat Anemia: Dates also contain high quantities of iron and are very useful to fight anemia. Plus it’s great for blood purification as well.
Protein rich: Dates are a strong source for proteins that help us in staying fit, and even keep our muscles strong.
Pre-workout snack: Dates contain natural sugars such as glucose, sucrose and fructose, too that makes them ideal pre- workout snack. It you will include it in your daily diet there will be a noticeable change in your energy levels as well.
Improve Digestive Health: Dates are great foods for digestive health. If you have problems like constipation or, dates can help as it also contains fiber.
There happens to be a direct correlation between what we feed our bodies & what shows up on our skin and overall health. Include dates in your diet & see the change.
Cheers to a healthier you!