Dates provide various antioxidants that have several health benefits including reducing the risk of several diseases.
Antioxidants protect your cells from free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can cause harmful reactions in the body and lead to disease.
Compared to similar types of fruit, such as dried figs and prunes, dates seem to have the highest amount of antioxidants.
Here is an overview of three powerful antioxidants found in dates:
Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation and have been studied for their potential to reduce the risk of diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and certain types of cancer.
Carotenoids promote heart health and may also reduce the risk of eye disorders such as macular degeneration.
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, phenolic acid may help reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.
A nutritionist and diet therapist explained about the consumption of a type of fruit with many properties during Ramadan. Narges Jozdani, an Iranian nutritionist and diet therapist, said about the benefits of consuming dates in Ramadan: Dates as a fruit have high energy and carbohydrates are responsible for providing them. He added: Dates have high fiber and moderate the release of sugar in the body during the day, so since fasting people do not consume a lot of fruit during Ramadan, in this case, they should definitely take the use of Borong Kurma Seri kembangan seriously.
Jozdani clarified: If a fasting person does not eat any fruits during Ramadan, he can use 5-6 dates daily in the morning and Iftar meals along with other nuts and cheese. He said about other properties of dates: Dates contain magnesium. It is high in potassium and vitamin B6, and to some extent contains vegetable iron, which is very poorly absorbed, and this factor causes it to not receive much attention from experts in terms of nutrition. Low consumption of water and fiber is the cause of constipation, he emphasized: according to a reliable research, if a person can consume 7 dates daily for a period of 3 weeks to one month, he will easily improve his constipation.
Dates contain several types of antioxidants that may help prevent some chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes.