Thursday, May 21, 2009
Health Benefits of Dates
Posted by Neill Abayon
The date is a laxative food. It is highly beneficial in the treatment of constipation as the roughage provided by it stimulates sluggish bowels. They should be immersed in water at night and taken after making them into fine syrup the next morning to secure laxative effect.
•Dates are easily digestible, so they an excellent source for quick energy and repairing waste.
•Eating dates cures intestinal disturbances.
•Regular eating of dates is found to check the growth of pathological organisms and help in the growth of friendly bacteria in the intestine.
•Eating dates helps constipation because of their laxative properties.
•Studies have reported that dates are helpful in preventing abdominal cancer.
•It is reported that eating dates prevents the spread of cancer cells.
•Studies have shown that dates soaked overnight and taken crushed in the morning helps people who have a weak heart.
•Eating dates are helpful in treating anaemia and heart problems as they are rich in iron.
•Eating dates helps in reducing heart burns and acidity.
•Studies have reported that eating dates are beneficial for nursing mothers and pregnant women
•Milk boiled with dates acts as an invigorating and nutritious drink for adults and children during convalescence.
•Dates act as a perfect energy boosting snack because of their varied nutrient contents.