Health benefits of consuming dates

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

14th Apr, 2021. 01:07 pm
Health benefits of consuming dates

Dates have been popular throughout the world as it has been blessed with numerous health benefits. 

Muslims are fasting these days, they break their fast by eating a date first. Some Muslims also prefer to eat dates in Sehri

In some areas around the world, dates in dried forms are also served. Do you know why consuming this fruit is beneficial for us? Here are some health benefits of dates. 

 Blessed with nutrients

 A single date can provide you sufficient quantity of nutrients. According to a health news source, a 100-gram serving offers the following nutrients. 

  • Calories: 277
  • Carbs: 75 grams
  • Fiber: 7 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Potassium: 20% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 14% of the RDI
  • Copper: 18% of the RDI
  • Manganese: 15% of the RDI
  • Iron: 5% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B6: 12% of the RDI

Fiber and sugar control

Apart from all the nutrients mentioned above, the magical fruit also provides you fiber. Fiber can keep your digestive system active. Furthermore, your blood sugar level will be controlled if you consume dates. Also, you can use them as a source of fructose, a natural type of sugar found in fruits. 

Antioxidants

Antioxidants in dates reduce the risk of several diseases. They also reduce inflammation and risk of diseases including diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease cancer, and heart problems. 

 Improves brain & bone health

Dates can also help improve brain health. Scientists say that this tropical fruit help lower inflammatory markers and amyloid bets proteins that can form plaques in the brain. Moreover, dates contain minerals including phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. All these minerals contribute a lot to prevent bone-related diseases. 

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