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Top 11 Health Benefits Of Dates

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    A lot indeed! Here are delicious dessert fruits with much needed minerals and energy to help you stay fit and healthy!
    The date fruit is a “drupe” in which an outer fleshy part (exocarp and mesocarp) surrounds a shell (the pit or stone) of hardened endocarp with a seed inside. Each fruit is oval to cylindrical in shape, 3”“7 cm long, and 2”“3 cm diameter, and when unripe, range from bright red to bright yellow in color, depending on the variety.

    The taste is sweet, like a mix of sugar syrup and honey. They contain a single, brown colored, hard seed about 2”“2.5 cm long and 6”“8 mm thick.

    Health benefits of dates

    1. Wonderfully delicious, dates are one of the most popular fruits with an impressive list of essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals, required for normal growth, development and overall well-being.

    2. Fresh date is made of 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.

    3. The fruit is rich in dietary fiber which prevents dietary LDL cholesterol absorption in the gut. It is also a good bulk laxative. The fiber content helps to protect the colon mucous membrane by decreasing exposure time and as well as binding to cancer causing chemicals in the colon.

    4. Dates contain many health benefitting phytonutrients flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants known as tannins. Tannins are known to have anti-infective, anti-inflammatory and anti-hemorrhagic properties.

    5. They are a good source of Vitamin-A (contains 149 IU per 100 g), which is known to have antioxidant properties and is essential for vision. Vitamin A also required maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin A known to help to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.

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