Of all the gifts of the southern countries, perhaps, dates can be called the most useful product. This sweet and aromatic date palm fruit has been known for several millennia for its taste and healthy properties. Due to the high content of glucose and fructose, dates easily replace sucrose, which is harmful to the body, and thus serve as a kind of medicine. They are rich in both salts and minerals. They contain so many useful substances that a person can live for more than one month, eating only this sweet treat and not lacking in vitamins and minerals. But are dates rich in calories?
Dates are known for a very long time. In Muslim countries, they have always been considered sacred food and the best delicacy for both children and adults who enjoy eating sweet fruits with tea and milk, replacing them with sweets. But in Japan, from time immemorial, they believe that dates are the most useful fruit, because they prolong youth and give strength.
Dates are not very popular in Russia: calories in them are really contained in a significant amount. But these fruits are very healthy. Firstly, they, unlike other dried fruits, are not processed by sulfuric acid. Secondly, despite its caloric content, dates have a tonic effect, reduce fatigue, help alleviate facial paralysis and diabetes mellitus, prevent the development of anemia and constipation, and improve eyesight. Yes, they have a decent calorie content: dates contain about 23 calories in one berry. But it is better to use them as sweets than sweets, cakes and other confectionery. The dates have copper, zinc, iron, sodium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus, manganese and potassium, as well as a number of vitamins, dietary fiber, pectins, fluorine and selenium, rare amino acids. Even in dates there is very little water, but there are enough fats and carbohydrates.
Useful properties in dates, respectively, abound. They help prevent certain types of cancer, improve brain activity, prevent caries from forming, strengthen immunity and the cardiovascular system. In addition, there are substances in dates that strengthen the muscles of the uterus, therefore, facilitate labor and contraction of the uterus after them, contribute to a more rapid stop loss of blood. And the oxytocin contained in them has a very positive effect on the birth itself.
Despite the calorie content, dates are very useful during breastfeeding. After all, they help to provide the most complete nutrition for the baby, enrich breast milk with various beneficial substances. Dates help with all types of depression. These sweet fruits are also useful for quick recovery, because the glucose and fructose they contain are absorbed very quickly, improving brain activity and relieving stress. That's why, despite its calorie content, dates are useful for students and students who have to take exams. They are also good for increasing potency and purifying the blood.
The only thing worth remembering is that the delicacy is not so harmless. Like any food, dates require a reasonable approach and moderation.