NUTRITIONAL WEALTH OF DATES
Date palms are believed to have originated in countries around Iraq and have been a
staple food of the Middle-East and Indus valley for millennia. Apart from being a
great source of dietary potassium and 80% of its contents being sugar the fruit also
consists of protein, fiber, fluorine, magnesium, zinc, etc. Let’s take a closer look at its
Regular intake of dates prevents the growth of disease-causing bacteria and promotes the
growth of good bacteria in the intestine and helps cure a variety of intestinal disorders.
Being easily digestible and rich in potassium it’s known to efficiently control diarrhea.
Being purgative, dates syrup when taken in the mornings in empty stomach can help relieve
Dates are always known to be very heart-friendly. Dates syrup taken in the mornings cast a
positive effect on feeble hearts and safeguards them from a number of disorders.
80% of its contents being sugar it can dispense instantaneous energy, especially
useful for people who involve in strenuous physical activities.
A handful of dates soaked in fresh goat milk throughout the night and later grinded
within the same milk together with cardamom powder and honey is known to boost
sexual endurance and minimize sterility.
In a pregnant mother dates strengthen the uterine muscles and smoothen them
during the course of delivery. It also enhances the quality of mother’s milk by
proving to be nutritional and therapeutic to the baby. Also apart from alleviating
bowel problems and bloatedness in the mother, it also prevents anemia and
provides intelligence and memory to the unborn child.
Dates are recommended for underweight persons and people trying to build
muscles. With all its sugar, fat and protein dates help maintain a balance of weight
without becoming emaciated.
Dates are highly suggested for maintaining healthy eyes.
They are known for preventing night-blindness.
The fruit is said to prevent and cure all abdominal
cancers, particularly stomach cancer.
Dates help avoid tooth decay by shutting out plaque with
its fluorine content. It also strengthens the enamel.
Thanks to the various benefits of date-palms!