Healthy Living, Wellness

12 Health Benefits Of Dates That You Probably Weren't Aware Of

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By Sumaiyya Naseem

If you live in Saudi Arabia and you’ve never eaten dates then you’re one of the alien wonders of Saudi Arabia. Jokes aside, dates are deliciously packed with health and beauty benefits.


They’re so good for you that once you finish reading this article you’ll run to eat a few! (Maybe have some gahwa too!)

1. They have no cholesterol and very low fat content.

You can eat dates instead of foods which make you bloat and fat.

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2. High in vitamins and minerals.

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Photo Credit: strayedtable.com


3. Rich in proteins.

Dates are a perfect post-workout snack because of their protein content. It will help build your muscles and keep your body functioning smoothly.

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4. High in fibre content.

Eat a few dates to feel full and avoid eating unhealthy snacks.

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5. Energy booster.

The natural sugars in dates will keep you energised.


6. Improves digestive health.

Dates will help cure constipation and diarrhoea, and it improves the overall digestive system.

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7. Treats anaemia.

The high iron content in dates makes it very useful for treating anaemic people.


8. Slows tooth decay.

Most toothpastes contain fluorine, and so do dates! The fluorine in dates will naturally protect your teeth.

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9. Maintains good bone health.

Dates are rich in minerals like calcium, manganese, magnesium, copper and iron; these are essential for good bone and teeth health and red blood cell production.

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10. Gives glowing skin.

Dates, especially consumed in fruit shakes, will nourish your skin and give it the glow it deserves.

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11. Promotes anti-ageing.

The vitamin C present in dates will resist oxidation which causes premature aging of skin.

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12. Improves hair texture.

Regular consumption of dates or application of date oil will make your hair’s texture smooth and thick.

What are you waiting for?! Go eat some dates already!

Sources:
https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-dates.html
http://www.nhtips.com/2014/04/21-amazing-health-and-beauty-benefits.html

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