Regular consumption of dates has been found to check the growth of pathological organisms and help in the growth of friendly bacteria in the intestines. Dates are already known as a laxative food, and it is used along with prunes as a remedy for constipation. Nature always seems to have a solution for every problem.
Eliminate toxins with delicious food
The list of essential nutrients and fiber content has helped the date emerge as a digestive solution, with a laxative effect. It has shown to be effective in preventing abdominal and colon cancer, because of its fiber content, which protects the colon mucous membrane by decreasing exposure time as well as binding up the cancer causing toxins in the colon for elimination.
Dates contain a high amount of flavonold polyphenotic antioxidants known as tannins. These tannins are known to have anti-infection, anti-hemorrhagic properties. Tannins can even help eliminate Candida from the intestines.
Nutrient absorption is everything
Fresh dates are both soft and easily digestible while providing the body with energy to do its job. Keep in mind, great health depends on nutrient absorption within the gut.
The nicotinic content in dates has been shown to be beneficial for curing intestinal disorders, with the continuous intake of dates you can maintain checks on the pathological organisms, which help the friendly bacteria thrive.
Ripe dates contain potassium which is beneficial in controlling diarrhea; in fact dates have more potassium than bananas and are considered one of the best sources of potassium. Dates are one of the few foods that help with both constipation and diarrhea, that’s what makes it gut friendly.
Dates contain 20 different amino acids which help with the digestive process; besides being easily digestible they furnish the body with the needed energy for digestion in about a half hour.
Nature provides sweet protection from cancer
Most fruit is high in antioxidant flavonoids such as beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin which protect the cells and structures in the body from free radical damage. If you want to avoid colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung and pancreatic cancers – eat plenty of antioxidant-rich foods.
Dates are high in iron as well as the minerals calcium, manganese, copper and magnesium. It is also a very good source of pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) niacin, pantothenic acid, and riboflavin. The B-complex vitamins are cofactors which help the body metabolize carbohydrates, protein and fats.
Indulge yourself without the guilt
Dates seem to have everything you need for healthy intestinal function and everything you want in taste. They are sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth and healthy enough to indulge in. Ans, since dates are a natural sweetener – they can easily be incorporated into deserts.
Dates can be used in green smoothies, bread recipes, muffins, breakfast cereals, and it is a favorite in carob and cacao recipes. They can be stuffed with almond paste or rolled in dried coconut flakes. Dates are a ready to eat treat and a reliable source of nutrition – enjoy!
About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.