Dates are an excellent source of fiber, necessary for proper function of the digestive system (the intestine).
The natural sugar found in dates is an excellent substitute for the ordinary sugar. This fruit is easily digestible and reduces the feeling of hunger. Taken in consider the nutrients dates contain, these fruits are a sort of a multivitamin pill, good for both children and adults. Dates are efficient in treating numerous diseases, including anemia, cholesterol, cancer and many other.
Excellent Source of Iron
People diagnosed with anemia should eat dates as much as possible, because these fruits are an excellent source of iron. 100 g of dates contain about 0.90 g iron, which is about 11% of the recommended daily intake. Iron, as part of the hemoglobin inside the red blood cells, determines the oxygen that goes in the blood. Adolescents and pregnant women have greatest needs for iron.
Taking in consider that dates contain lutein and zeaxantine, these fruits are often called “eye vitamins”. Lutein and zeaxantine are especially important for the eye retina and macula, because they improve the eyesight and prevent any possible damage of the macula, which can be damaged as people get older. Therefore, eat more dates for better eyesight.
Dates contain calcium, a mineral that has proven to be efficient in stopping diarrhea. In addition to this, dates are amazingly helpful in the renewal process of the gut flora. Regular consumption of dates help the creation of good bacteria in the intestine.
Cure For Constipation
Same as dates stop diarrhea, this fruit also helps the organism digest food faster and eliminate the toxins. All you should do is take a few dates in the evening and leave them in a glass of water overnight. During the night, dates will release their juice which is an excellent laxative, and it will facilitate the work of the intestines. In the US dates are packed in small bottles and used as a medicine. 100 g of dates contain 8.5 g fiber.
Dates Facilitate Delivery
An experiment conducted in the Jordan University for Science and Technology showed that consuming dates 4 weeks before the delivery can alleviate pain and reduce the bleeding. Women who consumed dates delivered easier, compared to the women that did not eat this fruit. Moreover, dates help women go through the postpartum depression more easily and produce enough milk for the baby.