Dates are the fruit of date palms growing on the territory of the Arab countries, Mexico, South Africa and the USA. On the shelves of our stores they come in dried form.
Dates contain many useful substances: vitamins (beta-carotene, tocopherol, vitamins of group b), amino acids, minerals (potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, selenium and others), fiber.
Doctors recommend these dried fruits for people suffering from anemia, cardiovascular diseases, tuberculosis, hypertension. We will talk about useful dates for women.
Relief of pregnancy and childbirth
Enrichment of the diet of expectant mothers dates very beneficial effects on the course of pregnancy and childbirth. Substances contained in the dried fruit, prevent nausea, lower blood pressure, help eliminate swelling and strengthen the muscles of the uterus, which facilitates the process of childbirth.
Tamarind is one of the most useful products for breastfeeding mothers. It increases lactation and enrich breast milk substances, healthy baby.
The alternative to candy
If you decide to go on a diet, but can not refuse from sweet, the dates will come to the rescue! Nutritionists recommend that during the diet to eat 2-3 dates a day. It is a great source of vitamins and minerals for the body, especially those in need of them in this period. The sweetness of due dates included in their composition is fructose, which is much more useful than sugar.
The beauty of skin, hair and teeth
Thanks to selenium and phosphorus, the dates strengthen the enamel of the teeth, improve the condition of hair, skin and nails. Dates added to various salads beauty. Here’s the recipe: 100 g dates, chop and mix with grated Apple. Add 30 g chopped walnuts. Dress the salad with low-fat yogurt and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Immediately eat.
It should be remembered that figs are high in calories. 100 g of these dried fruits contain more than 200 calories, so do not abuse them. Nutritionists recommend to eat more fruit in 10 day. Dates is contraindicated for people suffering from diabetes, chronic gastritis and gastric ulcer.