TIMESINDONESIA, JAKARTA – “The best Suhoor for the believers is dates, ” (Abu Dawood, no. 2. 345). This hadiths has been followed by all muslims in the world. Almost every of their house served this magnificent fruit during iftar and suhoor.
Dates rich with nutrients. Dates contains vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium, fiber, carbs, water and lot more. With this nutrients, it has so much benefit to your body. Here are several list of the benefit of adding dates to your diet.
Helps maintain a good digestion system
Dates helps in curing diarrhea gandar they are very digestible. It could also protects you from having constipation as it is digested easily. It could even protects you from intestinal disorders because of presence of nicotinic content in it.
Soften your skin
The vitamin C and D in dates helps you control your skin’s elasticity. It’s a good anti aging agent that could help you fight all those wrinkles on your face.
Maintain your cholesterol level
Dates are a type of fruit and, like all plant products, are cholesterol-free. You’ll only find cholesterol in animal foods such as meat, butter and cheese, so replacing animal-based snacks with dates in your diet may help keep your arteries clear.
Anti free radical agent
Dates constitutes good source of antioxidant and another study has shown that dates have the highest concentration of polyphenols among the dried fruits.
The antioxidant activity of phenolic compounds is a result of the redox properties, which can play rencana important role in absorbing and neutralizing free radicals.
Dates contain several minerals, including phosphorus, potassium, calcium and magnesium. These compounds are known as a main weapon to fight osteoporosis.
Rehydrate and reenergize your body
Dates contain natural sugars, which act as an immediate energy source, and also water as the most hydrating fluid you can have. That’s why dates are good to be served during your iftar or suhoor. (*)