While the taste of dates pleases the mind, it is also very beneficial for your body. But, you may be surprised to know that dates are very beneficial for the health of women. In fact, dates are rich in nutrition and are high in calories. Apart from this, its special thing is that it is a low glycemic food, which is also beneficial for diabetic women.

Dates are a treasure trove of nutrients. Image : Shutterstock

We spoke to dietician, Jyoti Mineraloh to know about dates. There is Clinical Nutrition and Food and Beverage in Jyoti Max Hospital, Patparganj, New Delhi. She explains, “Dates contain many nutrients. It’s high in dietary fiber and flavonoids, disease-fighting antioxidants like carotenoids and phenolic acids, and moderate in vitamin B6, rich in minerals like magnesium and potassium.”

Know why dates benefits for women are special for women’s health

1. Removes Folic Acid Deficiency

Folic acid deficiency is often seen during pregnancy. In such a situation, pregnant women are advised to eat dates during pregnancy. It also contains a good amount of amino acids, carbohydrates and calcium which aids in bone development.

Apart from this, it is also rich in vitamin B16 i.e. folic acid, which helps in reducing the rate of birth defects. It increases the level of hemoglobin in women and increases the immunity of both mother and child.

2. Gives strength to bones

Dates are rich in copper, selenium and magnesium which help keep your bones healthy and prevent bone diseases. As such people who suffer from osteoporosis are more likely to suffer from bone fractures. Dates can make your bones strong. Also, it is beneficial for people who have problems with bone pain.

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3. Helpful in Weight Loss

Dates are very helpful in weight loss. It is high in fiber, which slows down absorption in the large intestine. It makes you feel full for a longer period of time so that we do not feel hungry much. Apart from this, it accelerates the metabolism and helps in weight loss. Along with this, it is also helpful in controlling cravings, which is very important for weight loss.

4. Improves Heart Health

Two dates a day can improve your heart health. Dates contain antioxidant properties that help prevent the formation of atherosclerosis and prevent heart diseases. Apart from this, consuming 2 dates daily reduces cholesterol and helps in keeping the heart healthy.

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Dates are beneficial for the heart. Image : Shutterstock

5. Beneficial in irregular periods

Consumption of dates is very beneficial for women who have irregular periods. By eating it, blood circulation increases and it removes impurities from the blood.

Dates are an effective remedy for problems related to period and anemia. It increases hemoglobin in the body and helps in balancing irregular periods.

How can we consume dates?

1. Dates are available in both dry and fresh form. You can consume them directly.
2. It can be eaten in place of jaggery or used in sweets.
3. Dates also make a good natural sweetener due to their glucose, sucrose and fructose content.
4. You can consume it daily with milk.
5. You can make smoothies at home or add them to your salads.

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