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Have you ever thought about why are dates considered so beneficial? The nutritional value of dates is not hidden from anyone. But this fruit has some extraordinary benefits that are why it is considered a treatment of many health conditions. They are equally beneficial for men, women, and children.
Dates are the fruit of the date palm tree. They are available in different varieties and have different sizes, colors, textures, and tastes. They have important nutrients that increase their advantages and uses.
As we all know that Ramadan is approaching and dates are the most important part of it. It is the sunnah of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) to eat dates during this month. So let’s discus some of its benefits of this fruit;
Good For Brain’s Health:
The use of dates is beneficial for your brain. It helps in slowing down the deterioration of brain cells. According to a study, dates can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. With an experiment on rodents, the results show that the plaque formation in brain cells reduces with a date. This plaque is responsible for Alzheimer’s disease.
On the other hand, dates also enhance thinking skills by their daily consumption. So, if you have a family history of health conditions like Alzheimer’s or any other brain disease, you can start consuming dates on a regular basis to delay their onset or you can eat this fruit to slow down the progression of the disease.
Dates Benefits For Skin:
Dates are full of vitamins and antioxidants, that’s why their use in topical creams and lotions is very beneficial for your skin. The products containing dates in them enhance the skin brightness and glow and on the other hand reduce the aging effects on the skin.
Dates provide extra moisturization to your skin that improves the elasticity of your skin. Similarly, it brightens your skin color. So you can use dates as a DIY skin remedy or buy a skin product containing dates as an ingredient in it.
Helps In Diabetes:
There are a variety of studies that suggest the use of dates in diabetes is beneficial. As dates are full of fiber, their digestion and absorption are slow. In this way, your blood sugar levels stay at stable levels.
On the other hand, studies show that dates can improve insulin production from the pancreas and are good for your pancreas’s health. They are also beneficial for the complications that are associated with diabetes.
The scientists suggest that the dates have the potential to treat diabetes because they have strong antioxidant properties. Polyphenols and flavonoids present in dates are helpful in treating diabetes by different mechanisms, according to one research.
Benefits Of Dates For Men:
Dates are being used for enhancing male fertility for ages. They are considered to increase the male libido and improve the sperm’s health. Scientists are researching this topic but to date, there is no scientific evidence for it. But as the dates are helpful in improvement in overall health, they may have an impact on your sexual life as well. A healthy body has a good impact on sexual life.
Prevents Many Serious Illnesses:
The high content of fiber in dates makes them very beneficial for your digestive system. They prevent constipation in children and adults. And in the long run, it prevents colon cancer and ulcers.
On the other hand, dates are also very good for diabetes, cardiovascular health, brain diseases, hemoglobin levels, and controls your obesity because of high fiber content.
They are calorie-rich fruit that’s why people who are controlling their weight should eat them with caution.
How To Use Dates In Your Diet?
Dates are very easy to include in your daily diet. In Ramadan, dates can be eaten in both sahoor and iftaar. But on normal days, you can add them in your breakfast with cereals and oatmeal, in salads, lunch as a spread in sandwiches and wraps, in snacks by munching them with dry fruits and nuts, smoothies, milkshakes, and you can use dates as a sugar substitute in your daily meals.
Nutritional Value Of Dates:
Dates have zero facts. They have minerals like manganese, magnesium, copper, potassium, etc., vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin B6, carbohydrates, proteins, and fiber.
So, now when you eat dates, you are fully aware of their health benefits and you have the satisfaction that you are eating healthy fruit. According to Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H), you should eat dates in odd numbers like 1,3,5 to get its health benefits. But as we all know, excess of everything is bad. That’s why because of the high sugar content in dates, you should not eat them in large amounts.
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FAQs Related To Health Benefits Of Dates:
- Are dates good for our brain?
Yes, dates are good for your memory and help in preventing diseases like Alzheimer’s.
- Are dates beneficial for diabetic patients?
Yes, dates help in enhancing insulin production from the pancreas. Their fiber content helps in slowing down their absorption during digestion and the antioxidant properties help in controlling blood sugar levels.
- Can dates treat constipation?
Yes, dates have high fiber content that helps in treating constipation.