Date fruit has been the staple food of the Middle East countries for thousand years. Many of us love eating dates; these are rich in minerals and vitamins and are also known to boost the immunity system.
While we all enjoy its taste have we ever wondered about the health benefits it offers? Have a look –
Antioxidants in dates prevent the arteries from getting hard and clogged with plaque and also stimulate the removal of cholesterol from the artery cells. Isoflavones in dates reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Dates help stimulate the gastrointestinal transit activity and help in treating constipation. Fibers in dates are also known to prevent cancer of the digestive system. Studies suggest that consuming 20 to 35 grams of dates every day softens the stool and prevents constipation.
Dates are rich in magnesium, copper, selenium and manganese which helps keep the bone healthy and prevents osteoporosis. Vitamin K in dates helps metabolize the bones and boron present in dates also works well for the bone.
Rich in potassium and minerals, dates help lower blood pressure. The magnesium in dates helps relax the muscles in your heart and blood vessels which further reduces the blood pressure.
Dates are known to protect against oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain. Regular consumption of dates is known to lower the risk of neurodegenerative diseases and enhance cognitive performance. It also slows down the progression of Alzheimer’s in older individuals.
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