IN THE MORNING & COMMON SIDE EFFECTS If you want to know the medicinal uses and
health benefits of dates fruit, please sit tight and watch this info rich video in full. Virtually every part of the date fruit can
and has been used for food or medicinal purposes. For instance, the seeds can be used to feed
livestock while the oil is used in soap making. Dates were also used as foods in Asia and
in ancient Egypt for making wine. What are dates?. The date is the fruit of the date palm tree,
which is called Phoenix dactylifera by botanists. The date fruit can be traced to the Middle
East, where it is believed to have been first cultivated. Dates are brown when ripe while the unripe
ones are red or bright yellow in color. Nutritional facts about date fruit. The date fruit is a highly nutritious fruit
that is packed with a lot of antioxidant and other beneficial chemical compounds. Dates are rich in tannins, which have anti
inflammatory and immune boosting properties. A 100gram serving of dates contains about
314 calories comprising carbohydrates, proteins, dietary fiber, vitamins A, C, K, B vitamins,
sodium, potassium, calcium, copper, zinc, betacarotene, magnesium, manganese, iron,
phosphorus, lutein zeaxanthin, and beta xanthin. Dates have no cholesterol content. The numerous vitamins and minerals found in
dates make them very beneficial to general health. Types of dates. Generally, there are three groups of dates:
fresh, semi dry, and dried dates, but there are many types of date fruit available today. The varieties are classified based on their
origins, their color, or size. Some of the common varieties are Iteema, Migraf,
Hayani, Halawi, Dayri, and Medjool, which is the most common black date variety. Nonetheless, regardless of the date variety,
you are assured of several health benefits as we�ll get to know. Fresh dates and dried dates. While fresh dates are those recently harvested,
the dried dates were previously fresh dates which have been dried over a time frame. As a result, the dried dates have less moisture
content than the fresh ones. Although there is not much of a difference
between fresh dates and dried dates, the carbohydrate content of dried dates is more than that of
the fresh ones. In addition, the dried dates are richer in
dietary fiber and calcium than the fresh dates, which are higher in vitamin C. Health benefits of dates. The following are some of the many health
benefits of eating dates. � Good for the heart. Eating crushed overnight soaked dates in an
empty stomach in the morning does wonders to the heart. For one, dates contain a significant amount
of potassium which helps to lower blood pressure and in preventing the occurrence of heart-related
diseases. Even more, the antioxidants in dates are beneficial
in preventing atherosclerosis by reducing the cholesterol content in the arteries connecting
the heart. � Good for the skin. Ripened dates are rich in vitamin C, which
is important for healthy skin. Vitamin C helps to prevent wrinkles. Flavonoids, which are antioxidants, are also
beneficial to the skin as well as vitamin B5 for treatment of stretch marks. Apart from this, the effects of ageing on
the skin can be reduced by eating antioxidants-rich foods and fruits like dates. These antioxidants work by countering the
effects of free body radicals that lead to skin problems. � Good for the brain. Research results have proven that dates have
brain-enhancing properties such as improving memory and promoting cognitive function. The high antioxidant content in dates makes
them helpful for preventing age-related brain disorders like Alzheimer�s and Parkinson�s
disease. � Benefits of dates to the hair. Hair problems like brittle hair and hair loss
can be prevented and even remedied by eating dates. Dates contain iron and vitamin B5 that are
beneficial to the hair. While iron stimulates blood flow to the scalp,
vitamin B5 reduces the occurrence of hair problems. � For weight gain. This is kind of a paradox as dates have no
cholesterol and a low fat content. Skinny people can gain some weight by consuming
dates. And although dates are low in fat and contain
no cholesterol, they are, however, rich in proteins, sugar, and other nutrients which
can help to increase body weight. � For improving male virility. Dates can be used to improve virility in men;
they are considered to be natural aphrodisiacs. An Indian study showed that eating dates can
help to enhance sexual drive in men. Dates contain flavonoids that can stimulate
the production of sperms in men as well as promote sperm motility. To get the best of dates for this purpose,
crush a handful of dates previously soaked in goat�s milk and mix with honey and cardamom
powder, then consume. � Prevention and treatment of inflammation. Dates are rich in tannins, which are responsible
for their anti-inflammatory property. Various reports have shown that eating dates
can help to effectively reduce inflammation. In addition, dates also contain magnesium,
which is essential for the immune system. � Treatment of diarrhea. Diarrhea is the condition where stools become
watery making bowel movement more frequent. Eating high fiber foods like dates adds bulk
to the stool making it less watery. Ripe dates are best for this as their fiber
content is higher in addition to potassium. � Good for the bones. Dates are rich in bone strengthening minerals
such as calcium, manganese, and copper. Bone diseases like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis
can be prevented and treated by consuming lots of dates. The presence of vitamins C and K in dates
also contributes to its bone strengthening properties. Vitamin K promotes the absorption of calcium
in the bones while vitamin C is essential for the production of collagen in the bones. � Good for pregnant women. Pregnant women can benefit from consuming
date fruits. Such women need lots of calories for their
unborn babies and themselves. However, most of the foods rich in calories
have low nutritional value. Dates, unlike most other high calorie foods,
are highly nutritious and can provide pregnant women with the much needed calories and nutrients. In addition, dates are rich in iron and, therefore,
help to prevent iron deficiency anemia in pregnant women. � To regulate body cholesterol. Studies have shown that the consumption of
dates can help to regulate the cholesterol levels in the body. Moreover, dates have no cholesterol and their
rich potassium content help to maintain good cholesterol levels. � Lowers blood pressure. Electrolyte imbalance can increase blood pressure
in the body. Electrolyte imbalance is caused by a deficiency
of a particular body mineral like potassium. Since dates are rich in potassium, the electrolyte
level in the body is regulated meaning the blood pressure is also regulated. In combination with magnesium, potassium helps
to regulate blood pressure. � Remedy for constipation. Dates have laxative properties due to their
high dietary fiber content, which is essential for proper digestion. People suffering from constipation can benefit
greatly from dates. For this purpose, you will need to eat lots
of date fruits or soak them overnight in water and eat early the next morning. � Prevention of cancer. Abdominal cancers such as colorectal cancer
and stomach cancer can be prevented by eating dates. A study has shown that the fiber in dates
is helpful in preventing colorectal cancer while the flavonoids in date fruits are also
beneficial against cancer. � For prevention and treatment of night
blindness. Dates contain vitamin A, which is good for
the eyes. It has been found that daily intake of dates
can help to prevent eye diseases such as night blindness. Studies have also found that geographical
locations with more date palms have a lower rate of night blindness. � An energy booster. Dates contain carbohydrates majorly in the
form of sugars, which are great sources of energy. Adding dates to your diet will help to give
the body an extra boost of energy. � Treatment of allergies. Dates have anti-inflammatory properties and
contain organic sulfur, which can reduce allergies such as seasonal allergic rhinitis. Thus, people suffering from this type of allergies
can benefit from the consumption of dates. � For treatment of hemorrhoids. Pregnant women are prone to hemorrhoids, which
are inflammatory and arise majorly due to low fiber content in foods. Since dates have dietary fiber, pregnant women
can benefit in this way by preventing hemorrhoids. � Remedy for anemia. Iron deficiency anemia can be treated by eating
foods rich in iron, of which dates are prominent on the list. Daily intake of dates is a healthy and simple
way of improving the iron content in the blood, thereby, balancing the deficiency. Side effects of eating dates. While dates are highly nutritious and are
beneficial to virtually everybody, there are some side effects of eating dates especially
when consumed in excess. Risk of diarrhea. This is a bit ironic as one of the health
benefits of eating dates is for treating diarrhea. However, this is the sad truth; eating too
much dates can increases bowel movement which can become abnormal. Thus, it is advised that you only take just
enough dates and not go overboard. Bad for fructose intolerant persons. This is somehow related to the first effect. Fructose intolerant persons have the tendency
of feeling bloated when they eat foods that contain fructose. A major part of dates is carbohydrates, which
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