The 7 Benefits of ‘Dates’ You Need to Know

By | June 20, 2017

Dates is a nutritious fruit that has been in existence for decades and has been known to possess healing powers. It is believed that dates came from Iraq, besides the Egyptians have been known to have made tasty wine out of it back in the days. There are numerous nutritional values attached to this fruit, few of which are:

  1. Dates Eases Constipation

    Dates are known as laxatives; this is why people suffering from constipation are always advised to take in some quantity of dates to help them ease constipation.

  2. Dates gives Sexual Stamina

    Dates are known for its sexual boosting potentials. in the Northern part of Nigeria, it is popularly known as ‘debenor’ and highly consumed because of its sexual capabilities. In other to extract this vale from dates, soak some quantity of it in goat’s milk overnight. Then mix and grind it with honey and cardamom powder. This mixture becomes a powerful remedy for sexual weakness, barren couples are sometimes advised to try this remedy as a solution to their infertility.
    Another Date recipe which I have personally tried that enhances sexual performance is; blend Dates, coconut and tiger nuts together, add a little warm water to it and squeeze out the milk. you can refrigerate it, and consume at will. you will be surprised at the improvement in your sexual performance.

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  3. Dates are rich in protein

    Dates are a very rich source of protein, it helps in developing the body muscles and keeps us fit. Gymnastics are always advised to take lots of dates. Protein is one of the most important nutrients in the body especially when it comes from plants hence its significance are numerous.

  4. Reduces Cholesterol

    Research has proven that dates do not contain cholesterol and has just little fat. Adding a bit of it in your daily diet could help you checkmate cholesterol and in addition, it could help you lose weight.

  5. Strengthens the Nervous System

    Dates are known be a good source of potassium which helps to strengthen your nervous system. Potassium helps to minimize cholesterol and reduces the risk of one having a stroke.

  6. Dates Cures Hangover

    Though not scientifically proven, Dates are good at controlling inebriation. It is perfect for curing a hangover but for best result, its skin should be rubbed and soaked in water all night before chewing.

  7. Energy booster

    Dates contains a lot of natural sugar such as glucose, sucrose, and fructose. These natural sugar will best give you a natural energy burst. Most people rely on dates as snacks when they feel sluggish or lethargic. It is basically recommended for athletes due to its high energy content.
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