An-Najah News - Dates provide your body with a burst of energy in the form of Fructose and Glucose sugars, which is what your body needs after fasting.
Dates contain dietary fiber, which stimulates bowel movements, and helps prevent constipation, as some people experience that problem during Ramadan.
Breaking the fast with dates reduces hunger, which helps not to eat a large amount of food when breaking the fast.
The health benefits of eating dates daily are as the following:
Reduce the risk of heart disease
Dates contain soluble fiber, which reduces the harmful Cholesterol in the blood" low density lipoprotein). And according to " Eat This, Not That" website, soluble fiber is connected to harmful Cholesterol, which helps prevent the accumulation of Cholesterol deposits on artery walls ( known as arteriosclerosis), which in turn helps reduce the risk of heart disease.
Dates provide many antioxidants, which have many health benefits, including reducing the risk of several diseases such as Alzheimer's, macular degeneration, and some types of cancer. And dates contain powerful antioxidants.
Provide important nutrients
Eating 4 dates ( about 100 gm) provides 27% of the recommended daily amount of fiber, and 20% of Potassium.
Dates contain dietary fiber, which benefits digestive health by preventing constipation and enhancing regular bowel movements by contributing to the composition of stool.