Friday nights… your mind anticipates something new and exciting. But with these nice little fruits called Dates, you can be sure your body will experience something new and exciting.
Here’s little difference between these 2 Dates… A romantic outing can be fun, but you don’t get to have it several times of the day and every day of the week, you will tire out easily. However, three or more of our squishy little fruit everyday and every week causes dramatic improvements to your health. And the exciting part is… they are delicious.
Eating Dates everyday for just one week is enough to give you visible results, however you might want to make it a regular occurrence when you read and experience the following benefits that comes to your body.
1. Reduced risk of colon cancer
Dates ensure that food moves through the digestive system at a healthy rate. Dates also make sure that the gut itself is healthy and free from harmful bacteria. And when the digestive system and gut are working well, then so is the colon, resulting in a reduced risk of colon cancer.
A study conducted by the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences found that those who consumed dates had enhanced colon health because dates increased the growth of good bacteria, inhibiting the growth of colon cancer cells.
2. Quick and Long Lasting Energy Boost
Unlike energy bars and energy drinks, Dates contain the natural sugars, glucose, fructose and sucrose that will give you a quick burst of energy when you need it. Dates contain other healthy components like fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamins and antioxidants that will keep those energy levels up, and not send you quickly crashing down.
3. Improved Digestive Health
If you care about your digestive system and want to keep the engine running smoothly and nice, your best bets are Dates. In just a one-cup serving of dates, you will get about 12 grams of fiber. That’s 48 percent already of your recommended daily intake!
The right amounts and right kinds of fiber can benefit your digestive health by preventing constipation and promoting regular bowel movements. And dates are most definitely the right kind of fiber to do the job. In fact, a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that people who consumed 7 dates per day for 21 days showed improvements in stool frequency and increase in bowel movements compared to when they did not eat dates.
4. Brain Upgrade
Did you know that you could be smarter if you consume more of Dates on a regular basis? Dates contain Vitamin B6 that has been shown to improve performance of brain by helping the body make serotonin and norepinephrine. Serotonin in turn regulates mood and norepinephrine helps your body cope with stress. In fact, research has shown that low levels of Vitamin B6 is linked to depression.
When your brain is clear from stress, and in a good mood, then it is sharp and ready to learn and retain information. So the next time you feel a drop in mood or smartness, get a serving of Dates.
5. Hemorrhoids Treatment
Hemorrhoids are the veins in your anus and rectum that have become inflamed and swollen. This is often caused by constipation that leads to strain in that area at the far end of the digestive tract. This is a terrible and often very painful condition that fortunately can be treated and even reversed through a change in diet to reduce constipation.
Many doctors recommend a diet high in fiber, and that includes dates to help things move along so that your hemorrhoids can heal.