Health Benefits of Eating Dates
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Jun 5, 2021

Dates are high in some important nutrients. See the video to know the advantages and uses.

Dates are the fruit of the date palm tree which is grown in many tropical regions of the world. Dates have become quite popular in recent years. You can tell whether or not dates are dried based on their appearance. A wrinkled skin indicates they are dried, whereas a smooth skin indicates freshness. Depending on the variety, fresh dates are fairly small in size and range in colour from bright red to bright yellow. Medjool and Deglet Noor dates are the most commonly consumed varieties. Dates are chewy and have a sweet flavour. They are also high in some important nutrients and have a variety of advantages and uses. 

High in Nutrition: Dates have an excellent nutrition profile. Since they’re dried, their calorie content is higher than most fresh fruit. The calorie content of dates is similar to that of other dried fruits, such as raisins and figs. Despite their calories, dates contain some important vitamins and minerals.

High in Fiber: Dates have a high content of fibre. Fibre can benefit your digestive health by preventing constipation. It promotes regular bowel movements by contributing to the formation of stool

Helps to fight diseases: Dates provide various antioxidants that have a number of health benefits to offer, including a reduced risk of several diseases.

Promote brain health: Eating dates may help improve brain function and prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s. 

Benefits for pregnant women: Dates have been studied for their ability to promote and ease late-term labour in pregnant women. Eating these fruits throughout the last few weeks of pregnancy may promote cervical dilation and lower the need for artificially initiated labour. They may also be helpful for reducing labour time

Natural sweetener: Dates are a source of fructose, which is a natural type of sugar found in fruit. For this reason, dates are very sweet and also have a light caramel-like taste. They make a great healthy substitute for white sugar. The best way to substitute dates for white sugar is to make date paste. It is made by mixing dates with water in a blender.