Dates are the fruit of palm trees. The date fruit is one of the sweetest fruits around. Apart from their delicious sweet flavor, they are one of richest source of healthy fiber, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins. Massive health benefits of dates, proved by recent scientific studies, makes them one of the best ingredients you should consider incorporating into your daily diet.
Especially if you are a person who exercises a daily physical activity, dates are a very complete snack. In this article, we want to show you the six most important benefits you can get by eating two or three dates a day.
1.They improve digestion and relieve bowel disease. Composed of 57% insoluble fibers and 43% soluble fibers, dates have a laxative effect, making them very effective in the moments when you suffer from constipation. Even in diarrhea, dates are useful for replenishing the body's potassium reserves.
2.They lower blood pressure and are good for the heart. Leprechauns have a high magnesium content and contribute to the expansion of blood vessels - thus reducing the risk of stroke. The potassium in this fruit also reduces and regulates blood pressure.
3. Prevents anemia. Dates are the perfect fruit for anyone suffering from anemia. They are rich in iron and contribute to the production of red blood cells. This mineral also transports oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body's cells, so it is important not to underestimate iron deficiency. If you do not suffer from any specific allergy, it is recommended to consume them especially during menstruation or during pregnancy.
4.They improve our brain's performance. Dates are rich in phosphorus and vitamin B6, two basic components of our brain and memory.
5.Excellent for eye health. Zeaxanthin and lutein are the two main substances for eye health and the dates contain both in good quantity. Dates therefore improve vision and contribute to the renewal of the cornea. Lutein protects the eye from external damage (blue and ultraviolet light) and prevents aging.
6.Promotes weight loss. Dates are a low-calorie fruit - each portion contains about 23 calories - and therefore they are great for a weight loss diet. They mainly contain carbohydrates and offer a feeling of saturation. However, one must not, of course, exaggerate the quantities.