Dates are not only sweet and delicious, but also a great source of vitamins and nutrients. They provide the body with incredible energy and are excellent for preserving health. All you need to do is eat a date three times a day for 12 days in a row.
Three dates a day provide such a large amount of fibers, vitamin B6, potassium, copper, magnesium and manganese that you won’t have to take nutritional supplements.
Due to their high fiber content, dates stimulate digestion and eliminate secondary symptoms related to poor digestion. Even better news is that a diet high in fibers offers protection against colon cancer and the formation of hemorrhoids.
It is little known that dates also contain anesthetic drugs. Because of their high magnesium content, they prevent the swelling of limbs, reduce pain and inflammation, and protect the heart and the circulatory system.
Regular consumption of dates is good for the fetus and the expectant mother as well, so dates can be enjoyed as a great natural nutritional supply during pregnancy. This fact has been confirmed by a study in which 69 pregnant women included dates into their daily diet. According to their accounts, they found labor and delivery less painful than in previous pregnancies. If dates remain a part of a mother’s daily diet after pregnancy, she will be able to lose excess weight faster during the following weeks and months.
Dates protect the circulatory system, so they prevent hypertension as well. Seven different research articles published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition confirm that 100 mg of magnesium per day reduces the risk of stroke by 10 percent.
The many kinds of minerals in dates are enhancing brain functions as well. Also, vitamin B6 increases focusing ability, sharpens thinking capacity and reduces reaction time in cases of emergencies.