The date palm has always been an important source of energy for the nomadic peoples who live there.
But dates have many other virtues, sometimes unsuspected, and regular consumption of dates (on average 3 dates per day) could change your life. Here are 5 little-known benefits of these delicious fruits!
Organic dates are very nutritious:
Nomads felt it, science proved it: dates are very nutritious. 1 kg of dry dates thus provide 3000 calories. Useful at the time to survive in inhospitable regions, today they will be used by people in search of "fuel" for their muscles.
They will be particularly useful for athletes performing prolonged efforts. Skiers, cyclists or hikers have every interest in slipping some of them into their backpacks for an effective snack.
They protect you from stroke:
Naturally rich in minerals (potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium), dates will help lower your blood pressure, reducing the risk of stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
Organic dates have a beneficial effect on transit:
Whether you suffer from constipation, diarrhea or other digestive problem, dates are your friends! They are made up of 57% insoluble fiber.
These play an important role in bowel regularity. Indeed, they increase the volume and weight of the stool, thus facilitating their evacuation. They would also limit the risk of colon cancer, while being an effective remedy against hemorrhoids.
They are friends of pregnant women:
According to some research, dates have a positive effect on pregnant women. A study has shown that pregnant women who had consumed dates during the last 4 weeks of their pregnancy had easier and above all less painful deliveries.
Dates would indeed act as a booster for oxytocin, an essential natural hormone during childbirth.
Dates are involved in the proper functioning of the body and in strengthening your immune system:
In fact, you will find in dates nutrients and vitamins essential for the proper functioning of your body. Because dates are rich in trace elements such as copper, zinc and iron.
However, as iron cannot be synthesized by the body, it must therefore be provided daily through food. The daily iron requirement is estimated to be around 11 mg per day. However, 25% of women have iron deficiencies ... It is also for its vitamins that it is recommended to eat dates.
They are rich in vitamins C, E, B2 and B3, but also A1, B1, B5, B6 and K. Small focus on vitamin B6, the many benefits of which we regularly discover on the body.
As this vitamin is neither synthesized nor stored by the body, it should therefore be consumed in sufficient quantity every day.
Especially since vitamin B6 helps the body defend itself against infections and external attacks (viruses, bacteria, toxins, parasites, etc.).
It even helps keep morale up since it plays a role in the production of hormones to ensure a good hormonal balance (serotonin, adrenaline, etc.).
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