Date Palm: Health Benefits

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We get Date fruits from date palm trees. Dates are very good for our health. and its  scientific name is Phoenix dactylifera. Eating five dates every day can give many health benefits. Apart from that, they also provide key nutrients that are needed  to our body. 

Let us explore the health benefits of dates……

Prevents Digestive Problems

Dates have low glycemic index but contain high fibre. It helps in preventing digestive problems. It is better to take dates to prevent constipation. Because the fibre in dates promotes free bowel movements and so prevents constipation.

In a study of 21 people taking 7 dates a day for 21 days has found an improvement in stool frequency. and a significant increase in  free bowel movements. The fibre in dates is useful for controlling blood sugar.

Prevents chronic diseases

Free radicals are the main reason for developing many chronic issues. These are formed in our body. By taking dates we can reduce the risk of chronic issues as it contains antioxidants like flavonoids, carotenoids and phenolic acid. By this it can prevent the risk of chronic diseases like heart issues, diabetes. Alzheimer’s and Cancer,  

Improves Brain Function

Dates help in  improving brain function. Studies infer that dates can reduce inflammation in the brain and so prevent brain plaques. These plaques in the brain may cause Alzheimer’s disease. 

Makes Bones Strong

Dates keep our bones strong. Minerals like phosphorus, calcium and magnesium in dates have shown a considerable impact in preventing bone related issues like osteoporosis. 

Prevents Heart Disease

Eating dates daily can reduce the risk of heart stroke as it has potassium and magnesium in it. These can relax the arteries and aid in controlling blood pressure. Dates also help in lowering LDL in our blood.

By knowing the many health benefits of eating dates every day. Do you feel like going to the market to buy dates? Yes, it is a great thought. Let have these benefits immediately without any delay. 

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