La date is the fruit edible date palm (Phoenix dactylifera, L.), a cultivar popularly taken for a tree. It is a fleshy, oblong fruit, from 4 to 6 cm long, containing an elongated "nucleus" marked with a longitudinal groove. It is a very energetic fruit.
1. The date is rich in carbohydrates and low in fat
The date is excellent for health because it is rich in fructose, dextrose, sucrose, maltose. Carbohydrates that are real sources of energy for the body. These carbohydrates also help fight high blood pressure effectively. Besides, it is low in fat. It hardly contains any.
2.The date is rich in fiber
We know it is essential to eat food high in fiber to stay in good health. Dates allow promote good digestion and fight temporary constipation. Fiber-rich foods also help keep the intestines healthy.
3. The date is rich in trace elements
The date is also a source of trace elements. It contains copper, zinc or even iron. We therefore recommend to people who suffer from anemia not to hesitate to consume it. In 100 grams of date, there is 0,90 g of iron, the equivalent of 11% of the recommended daily intake.
4. The date is rich in amino acids
The date also contains amino acids like alanine, arginine, glycine, serine, or valine. These amino acids have many virtues, like those of reduce blood pressure or joint pain. They can also help increase muscle mass.
5. The date is rich in antioxidants
The date must also be consumed regularly because it is rich in antioxidants. Carotenoids and phenolic compounds are very useful for fight against the accumulation of fats in the body, especially at the level of the arteries. Antioxidants also help fight cell aging.
6. The date is rich in minerals
It should not be forgotten that the date is also rich in minerals. There are indeed potassium, magnesium, phosphorus or even calcium in dates. A diet rich in potassium can reduce blood pressure as well as the risk of stroke.
7. The date is rich in vitamins
It is also for its vitamins that dates should be consumed. There is indeed in this fruit vitamins C, E, B2 and B3, but also A1, B1, B5, B6 and K. Vitamin B6 is for example known to improve brain performance. As for vitamin E, it can delay or prevent coronary heart disease.
8. The date is rich in protein
The proteins present in the date make it an excellent fruit for muscles and bones and also make it possible to burn fat. Proteins also help regulate appetite. But a diet rich in protein must be accompanied by regular physical activity.
9. The date fights fatigue
Thanks to all these nutrients, the date will be excellent for fighting fatigue and strengthening your immune system. Eat dates before winter arrives will allow the body to better protect itself against external aggressions. It offers a real energy intake recommended for great athletes.
10. Date reduces pain of childbirth
Last unsuspected benefit of the date: it reduces the pain of childbirth. This is what a study conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Jordan reveals. According to these studies, a diet rich in dates would also allow reduce bleeding and better manage postpartum.