Dates or the famous khajur is also known as Date palm. It is a sweet edible fruit, rich in carbohydrates, potassium, manganese and iron having various medicinal properties.
Dates help to improve digestion and prevent constipation as they have a high fiber content. They also improve bone health due to the presence of minerals like calcium and magnesium.
When taken in a limited amount, Dates are considered good for diabetic patients as they have a low glycemic index due to which they do not cause a sudden rise in blood sugar levels. Dates also support mental health and help manage memory related issues due to their antioxidant property. The antioxidants present in Dates also help impart a smooth texture to the skin and prevent signs of ageing. Adding Dates to your daily diet might be beneficial in managing anemia as they improve haemoglobin level due to high iron content. They help maintain overall health and vigor.
Due to the high antioxidant content, applying a paste of Dates with milk and honey on the skin helps to get rid of wrinkles.
As per Ayurveda, excessive consumption of Dates avoided as they are Guru (heavy) in nature and are heavy to digest.
BENEFITS OF DATES
- Dates for Cough
- Dates for Wrinkles
RECOMMENDED DOSAGE OF DATES
- Dates Powder - ¼ - ½ teaspoon twice a day.