Date is a fruit that has a wide range of health benefits. It is scientifically called Phoenix dactylifera. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are key players of good health and overall wellbeing.
Dates are rich in antioxidants such as carotenoids , flavonoids and phenolic acids which are known to prevent the proliferation of cancer cells, boost brain functions, prevents the onset of brain degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia, boost immunity, prevents diabetes and diabetes complications, improves vision and prevents eye problems and improves heart health.
Vitamins such as A, C, D and B complexes are found in rich supply in date fruits. Vitamins are good anti-inflammatory agents. Inflammation is one of the major markers that engenders the development of pathological states( diseases). Consuming dates regularly serves to add vitality to one's health.
Some health benefits of date fruits includes; improvement of skin health, improves bowel movement, prevents diabetes, prevents ocular degeneration( eye problems), prevents dementia and Alzheimer's, treats infertily in men, helps pregnant women to deliver without C- sections, cures hangovers, improves memory, boosts energy levels, effective against tumor growth due to the presence of Beta D- glucan etc.
Dates is a perfect sugar replacement which can be used for cakes, can be snacked, used for juices and smoothies and is a good protein source for people who are looking to try a vegetarian diet.
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