Dates are widely consumed all over the world. They have been consumed since 6000 BC. The drupe originated in the middle east. Because of trade the fruit journeyed to southwest Asia, Spain, North Africa and were subsequently bought to Mexico as well as California. It is one of the major ingredients in the cuisine of the Middle East. There are more than thirty types of dates globally. They can be segregated into 3 main types- soft, dry and semi dry. The classification is done as per the fructose, sucrose and glucose content.
Health Benefits of Dates
- Fights abdominal cancer
Scientific studies have discovered that eating this fruit prevents and cures abdominal cancer. The beauty is that unlike conventional cancer drugs this fruit don’t have any side effects on the human body. Moreover, it is totally natural as well as more potent than standard medicines.
- Alleviates constipation
Soak dates in water at night and next morning consume it for smooth bowel movements. The fruits are famously known as the laxative food. They contain large amounts of soluble fibre resulting in the seamless movement of food through the intestinal tract.
- Cures anaemia
Dates have very high iron content and hence is excellent for treating anaemia. Anaemic patients experience superior energy and strength as well as elimination of fatigue and lethargy.
- Helps in child birth
This food is an old home remedy for easing the process of child birth. It is regularly administered to pregnant women who experience less pain and discomfort during child birth as compared to the ones who didn’t consume this fruit.
- Enhances sexual performance
Dates are one of the oldest and most potent aphrodisiacs. Compared to Viagra it is completely natural and doesn’t have any side effects. Soak a fistful of dates in goat’s milk in the night. In the morning grind the dates in the milk and mix the concoction with honey as well as cardamom. Drink the solution for improved sexual stamina.
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