dates are good for you


Lord of Penmai
Jul 5, 2011
dates are good for you

Wonderfully delicious, dates are one of the most popular fruits with a fabulous list of essential nutrients.

Dates are even rich in several vitamins and minerals. These natural products contain calcium, sulphur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper and magnesium which are advantageous for health. It is said that consumption of one date daily is necessary for a balanced and healthy diet. You can have dates just like that. Or you can add it to those mouth-watering desserts. Or you can use dates to make chutney with either tomatoes or tamarind. You can store it in the refrigerator. It is delicious to have it with snacks.

Fresh date is made of soft, easily digestible flesh with simple sugar like fructose and dextrose that when eaten replenishes energy and revitalizes the body instantly. Precisely that's why it is used to break fast.

The fruit is rich in dietary fiber, which prevents dietary LDL cholesterol absorption. It is also a good bulk laxative.

Dates are a good source of Vitamin-A which is known to have antioxidant properties and is essential for vision. Vitamin A also required maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin A is known to help protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.

The fruit is very rich in antioxidant flavonoids such as beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. These antioxidants have the ability to help protect cells and other structures in the body from oxygen free radicals. Dates are an excellent source of iron.

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