The importance of dates as food
Dates are among the best natural products with a high nutritional value as a result of containing the most important elements that the human body needs, so that in some societies, dates are called whole food.
Nutritional values in dates (*)
Dates contain multiple nutrients important to the human body in addition to useful minerals and vitamins.
Among the elements that dates contain: copper, iron, magnesium and manganese, vitamin "B" chain including "B6", Niacin, Pantothenic acid and Riboflavin. In addition, dates are rich in vitamin "A" and "K", and the compounds of Carotene, Lutein and Zeaxanthin, as it contains good fibers.
A few dates a day are sufficient:
Many scientific studies confirm the nutritional value and health benefits of dates, and as an important source of ideal food. Dates contains more than 15 types of minerals that are important to the body in addition to selenium, which is one of the anti-cancer substances that contribute to strengthening human immunity.
Dates also contain 23 types of amino acids and some unsaturated fatty acids such as palmitic, oleic, and linolenic. Eating some dates every day is beneficial to the body for the reasons explained below.
Dates and Human Energy:
Dates contain all the nutrients that the body needs to boost its energy during the day. Dates provide the body with energy, and the fibers that help stabilize blood sugar, which helps the body avoid consuming excess sugar (energy source) in the body. It is also useful for athletes, adventurers, trekkers, campers and hikers, providing them with food and energy for longer hours.
Dates are very rich in soluble fibers that aid in digestion and that achieve balance in the intestine, so some people recommend it when constipation or in case of diarrhea.
The minerals found in dates make it an important and useful food for strengthening bones and boosting immunity.
Dates and anemia:
Because dates contain more iron, it is an important source for the body to obtain its iron needs and contribute to reducing or treating anemia.
To strengthen the heart:
There is evidence confirming the importance of dates as a good food for the heart due to the high potassium content in dates. Dates also help reduce the amount of "LDL" harmful to health, which is one of the most important causes of heart problems such as heart attacks and strokes.
To reduce allergy symptoms:
Dates contain a percentage of sulfur, which plays an important role in reducing allergy symptoms.
(*): The above information is brief and drawn from official websites, but it is not taken into consideration for a health and treatment decision. We recommend that you refer to the specialist doctor or the official websites. Also, the nutritional values mentioned here may differ slightly from one type of date to another due to the nature of the dates as a natural food.