Why is Date A Super Food And How Is It Beneficial For Health
Why is Date A Super Food And How Is It Beneficial For Health

From the time the Dates were discovered, they were known to have healing powers. In actual, dates have the power to protect our body’s cells against damage from free radicals. That is why dates a super food with extraordinary powers.

Dates are mainly produced and exported from countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Iraq. In addition to the healing powers, they are a good source of energy, fiber, minerals and vitamins.

Here are some Interesting Facts about Dates

  • Dates – a super food is one of nature’s perfect foods. 3 percent of earth’s cultivated surface is covered with date palms and around 4 million tons of dates are grown annually.
  • Date palm represents growth and vitality in Israel and Saudi Arabia.
  • People who add the most percentage of dates in their diet have the lowest rates of cancer.
  • The date palms grow in alkaline soils where no other plants can.
  • Date palms require sunny days of 100 degrees for 100 days for a good production.
  • Dates have a longer shelf life and can be stored for emergency food rations.

 

Why is Dates a Super food and How is it beneficial to our Health?

  • Control Blood Sugar Level

People have a wrong belief that dates raise the blood sugar levels, but this is not true. Dates do contain high amounts of natural sugars However, as they are low-glycemic index food, they do not raise blood sugar levels after being consumed. Talk to the doctor before adding dates in your food, monitor your sugar levels and then feel the difference.

  • Loaded With Fiber

One date contains around 6 percentage of the daily recommended intake of fiber.

These are insoluble fiber and hence, it binds to the fat and cholesterol and flushes it out of the body.

  • Lowers triglycerides level in Blood

Dates are helpful in lowering the triglyceride levels in the blood. This in turn results in lowering the risk of hardening of arteries, stroke and heart attack.

  • Good Source Of Vitamins and Minerals

The vitamins present in dates are vitamin B (especially vitamin B-6), Vitamin K and Vitamin A. Dates also contain minerals like Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron and Zinc. People who snack on dates give the body the necessary vitamins and minerals essential for maintaining optimum health.

The Three Types Of Dates You Should Know

Dates are categorized into three main categories: dry, soft and semisoft.

  1. Dry Dates are those that contain little moisture. They are not dried or dehydrated as in case of other dried fruits.
  2. Semi-soft dates are firm textured. Some of the semi-soft dates available in the market are Deglet Noor dares, Medjool dates, and Zahidi dates.
  3. Soft dates are usually tender, syrupy and thin-skinned. Some of the soft dates available in the market are Barhi dates, Halawy dates, and Khadrawy dates.

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Why is Date A Super Food And How Is It Beneficial For Health
Why is Dates A Super Food And How Is It Beneficial For Health

Further Dates are fresh during fall and winter as they are harvested at that time.

Dates are of great nutritional value. So, try to include them in your daily diet and get a quick boost of energy!

Why is Date A Super Food?
Why is Dates A Super Food?

 

 

21 Comments on Why Is Dates A Super Food And How Is It Beneficial For Your Health

  1. Love dates and I’ve know for quite sometime how beneficial they are! I love adding them to smoothies or dipping them into nut butter. Yum!

  2. I love dates! I love using them in recipes as a natural sweetener and even alone as a sweet snack. To me they taste just like candy and help satisfy my sweet tooth.

  3. My grandmom used to always insist that two dates and 5 almonds a day, would keep the doctor away 🙂 Dates are full nutrients and should be a part of everyone’s diet

  4. I love putting medjool dates in my smoothies. It adds a nice texture and also a good balance of sweetness. I’ll admit they are very hard to eat on their own, but mixed in they are wonderful.

  5. I’m not a fan of dates even though I know they are good for you. Unfortunately, I wasn’t exposed to a lot of really good and diverse foods when I was younger so my taste isn’t acclimated to them. I’m trying to change that, but I can’t make myself like certain things unfortunately.

  6. I love dates. But I only get to eat the candied ones that my uncle would bring from Saudi Arabia. I really wish to be able to try the fresh ones 😀

  7. wow! i love dates but the info shared by you is great. I didnt even notice that there are different type of dates. I wasnt aware that dates help in controlling blood sugar. This was great read

  8. I love bacon wrapped dates. Especially with a bit of cheese in them. It’s a great way to get in some super foods. Delish!

  9. Such great information. There is nothing better than getting our vitamins and nutrients from food. This is really fascinating as I had no idea dates were so rich in nutrients. Thanks for the excellent resource.

  10. There is something about them though that I can’t seem to get around. I realize the health benefits I almost have to force myself to eat them. lol

  11. So I was always wrong since I also thought that since dates are so sugary, they could raise the blood sugar but you’ve clarified that point. Guess I’ll go back to eating more of them like before.

  12. Wow I remember my friends from Dubai always bring dates to us as gifts! Its delicious and I like the natural sweetness.

  13. I too have read a lot of the benefits of dates. Glad to know that they are rich in fiber and lower triglycerides too! Love the taste too!

  14. I love dates!! They really are a super good a and can be used for so many things! Especially if you’re vegan or vegetarian!

  15. Oooh dates are so delicious, I use them quite often. They are a great base for bliss balls (plus sticky date pudding!)

  16. Woah date palm fruit is so delicious the natural sweet tasted and the benefits of it thats is very important and thank you for sharing this information about it.

  17. I had no idea at all that dates were a superfood. This is a super interesting article and I am most definitely going to share with my husband as he loves dates. Thanks so much for sharing yet another fabulous post as I do love reading your informative posts, especially since I have changed the way that I eat and live all together after a recent health scare this year.

  18. My family and I absolutely love Dates! My wife makes ‘protein balls’ with Dates, oats, cinnamon etc. They are amazing! I’m excited to now know the health benefits, thank you!

  19. That was an useful information. One of my close friend has borderline sugar. Dates shall be helpful for him. I will suggest him this.
    Thank you.

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