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Nutrition and Fitness » Nutritional value of dates

Date is the fruit of Date Palm, which is found first in the desert oases of northern Africa. The people of the Middle East use to consume dates as a part of their diet because of its high nutritional value.
The nutritional value of dates is listed below.

• Dates are rich in natural fibers, which is easily digestible.

• Dates are rich in calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, manganese, copper, sulfur etc. They supply energy very quickly and repair the waste.

• At the stage of convalescence the best nutritious drink is milk boiled with dates for children and adults.

• Dates provide an excellent cure for intestinal disturbance because of its nicotinic content.

• Date if added to snack regularly it helps growth of friendly bacteria while keeps a check on disease causing organisms.

• Dates are very good for constipation as it is a laxative.

• Drinking water which is soaked with dates is said to be quite effective for alcoholic intoxication and it is also very good for heart patients as per a recent study.

• Dates are a good tonic to improve sex stamina and sterility.

• Consuming dates every day reduces the risk of abdominal cancer.

• It is a rich source of Iron and thus serves as a very good medicine for Anemia.

• Regular consumption of dates improves complexion.

• Their ionic content enhances the growth of hair follicles when taken every day.

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