Kurma (dates) fruit are very identical during Ramadhan, even a mandatory meal when breaking. And, it happens not without reason you know. Date palms have a variety of good properties for your body.
Dates are fruit rich in nutrients. This one fruit is also a source of energy, sugar, and fiber. Important nutrients such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium, and zinc are also contained in this fruit. Not only that, dates also have thiamin vitamins, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A, and vitamin K.
Well, what are the benefits of these nutrients for the body? Apparently this efficacy of dates for your body health.
1. Smooth digestion
Dates are included in the fruit that can "wash" the stomach, alias launch your digestion. No wonder this fruit is recommended for you who often experience constipation. Dates have a high fiber level, making it easier for the intestines to digest food. You have difficulty defecating during fasting? Consume only this one fruit when breaking and dawn.
2. Strengthening bones
The dried dates contain selium, manganese, copper, and magnesium which are important for bone growth and strength. Given women are more susceptible to bone disease such as osteoporosis, it could not hurt to routinely enter the dates into your diet.
3. Controlling blood pressure
Dates are rich in potassium, and other minerals that can lower your blood pressure. Not to mention dates also contain high fiber. Fiber itself can serve to stabilize blood sugar levels of the body. There is also magnesium that can relax the muscles in your heart and blood vessels, making blood pressure even more controlled.
4. Increase energy
This one fruit has a high natural sugar content, for example, glucose, fructose, and sucrose. This makes the dates can increase energy quickly. This is also what makes dates so identical food during the month of Ramadan. Simply by consuming a few dates only can restore your body's energy ..
5. Improve the ability of the brain
Yup, dates can increase the speed and alertness of your brain. Thanks to the potassium content in it, dates become the ideal fruit to promote the health and function of the nervous system of the body. Including the brain's nervous system.
Dates may also be useful to prevent plaque buildup in the brain, so you are not susceptible to Alzheimer's disease. Although for the benefit of this one still requires further research.
6. Maintain healthy skin
To keep the skin feeling soft and supple, you need vitamin C and D intake. The good news is that dates are rich in both vitamins so that if you eat these fruits you will be protected from various skin problems. In a way, dates can keep your skin healthy and have anti-aging properties.
7. Prevent colon cancer
Regular consumption of dates can reduce the risk of developing cancer cells in your colon. This fruit can increase the growth of good bacteria in the intestine. So, your intestines are kept healthy and can be avoided from cancer deadly disease
8. Maintain heart health
A study in the UK published in the journal National Center for Biotechnology Information found that diligent eating dates can lower your risk of coronary heart disease. Thanks to the high content of antioxidants, dates stimulate cholesterol removal from arterial cells. Prevents arteries from becoming hard and clogged with plaque.