5 Astounding Health Benefits of Dates

By - Pragya Nigam 


Dates are grown in many tropical regions of the world. You can tell whether dates are dried or not based on their appearance. A wrinkled skin indicates that they are dried whereas a smooth one shows freshness.

High in Fiber

Just 1/4 of a cup of dates provides 12% of a person's daily fiber requirement. Fiber helps a person feel fuller for longer.

Alternative to Sweets

Dates can satisfy a person's sweet tooth while providing essential nutrients, such as vitamin B-6 and iron.

Antioxidants in Dates

Dates contain almost 15 different antioxidants, which may play a role in reducing the risk of developing heart disease, atherosclerosis, hypertension, and type II diabetes.

Benefits of Dates

Dates may shorten labor and reduce the need for oxytocin injections which are used to increase contractions and speed up labor.

Good for Bowels

The fiber content in dates is extremely high, this can be beneficial to people who are suffering from health issues caused due to irregular bowel movements.

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