Dates by rikiblack
July 28, 2011, 9:55 pm
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The Holy Month is coming and the best way to gain energy to get you through the day is by consuming Dates. A lot of people try to avoid this fruit because of the misconception that it makes you gain weight due to its sweet nature. However, dates are rich in vitamins and minerals that will make you consider them as an essential part of your diet. There’s a reason why it is considered a sunnah to eat them.

The benefit list of dates is extensive but I picked out the most relevant ones.

Benefits of dates:

  • Essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals, required for normal growth, development and overall well-being.
  • Soft, easily digestible flesh with simple sugars like fructose and dextrose that when eaten replenishes energy and revitalizes the body instantly; thus, for these qualities, dates are being used to breakfast during Ramadan months.
  • Rich in dietary fiber which prevents dietary LDL cholesterol absorption in the gut. The fiber content helps to protect the colon and binding to cancer causing chemicals in the colon.
  • A good source of Vitamin-A, which has antioxidant properties and is essential for vision and skin.
  • Dates are an excellent source of iron, which is a component of hemoglobin inside the red blood cells, determines the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood.

These are just a few of the benefits. To read more about it, click here.