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Top 5 Health Benefits of Dates

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Dates which is commonly known as Khajur in India provides natural sugar in form of glucose and fructose. They are extremely healthy and nutritious dry fruits with high fiber content. You could make a plenty of low fat, nutritious sweet dishes with dates.

Highly nutrient rich dates are sweet, delicious fruits from tropical oasis that provide you with much needed minerals and energy that help you in staying healthy and strong. Good quality dates are soft, fleshy and sweet to taste. You could also get fresh, semi-dry or dried varieties of dates in the super markets.

Dates are used in filling along with almonds, walnuts, candied orange etc. In Middle Eastern countries, dates are used in preparing traditional syrup with rose water and grape molasses. Dates are an essential ingredient in Mediterranean cooking. The dates are rich in dietary fiber which prevents LDL cholesterol absorption. They are an excellent source of iron and rich in minerals like calcium, copper, manganese and magnesium.

Fresh juicy fleshy and sweet dates can be used for garnishing sweets, cakes, puddings, halwas and it also enhances the flavor of the dish. Dates also add an appealing appearance. Snacking on dates in between meals increases your energy levels. Hence to take advantage of the health benefits from dates, do keep a handful ready with you. Here are some amazing health benefits that you can get from dates:

  1. Dates are cholesterol free and contain very less fat in them. They are rich sources of minerals and vitamins.
  2. They are extremely rich source of dietary fiber, Vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B5. They also contain Vitamins C and A.
  3. Soak dates over night and have it early in the morning which aids in easy bowel movements.
  4. Dates are high on iron which helps in curing anemia. They are also potassium rich food having very less sodium hence extremely beneficial for the nervous system and reduce the risk of strokes to a great extend.
  5. Dates also have fluorine that reduces tooth decay.

The most amazing element of dates is that it is a natural food and an excellent nutritional supplement with no side effects. It is often recommended that a dry fruit taken each day does wonders to our body with various health benefits and provide power to control food cravings.

Dates are fat free, cholesterol free thus makes it a nutritious low-calorie snack food. If you eat as it is, one particular date consists close to 23 calories. Diabetic’s best stay away from red dates.

Some of my popular sweet delicacies made with dates are:

Apple & Date Muffins

Sheer Khurma

Dates Raita

Tomato Sweet Chutney with Dates and Mango Aam papad

Healthy No Added Fat - Dates and Nuts Candy


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