Dates being rich in iron and fluorine have numerous health benefits and a good source of essential minerals and vitamins as well. Eating dates daily help lowering cholesterol in the body and prevents so many cholesterol related health problems. This fruit has been cultivated for hundreds of years and it is still popular due to its delicious taste and health benefits. Here are given top 10 out of numerous health benefits of dates.
1. Lower Cholesterol
Dates are extremely rich in minerals and vitamins but cholesterol free fruit. It helps to lower cholesterol in the body in addition to other health benefits.
2. Multi-Vitamin Fruit
Dates are considered Multi-Vitamin fruit as it is a rich source of Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 and Vitamin C. In spite of these Vitamins dates are proved a good source of dietary fiber necessary for health.
3. Improve Digestive System
In spite of containing amino-acids, dates contain fiber and insoluble which help to improve digestive system
4. Weight Loss Food
Dates are considered natural food which is based sugar like glucose, sucrose, and fructose. To make this food more nutritious you may add milk which also improves its taste. Dates are also considered beneficial for people who are trying to lose weight as it contains low calories.
5. Constipation Treatment
Dates are found helpful for the people who suffer chronic constipation. Take the handful of dates and soak them in water for 12 hours and have these dates in the morning before breakfast and drink the remaining water. This practice is found helpful to move bowl and to eliminate chronic constipation.
6. Delicious Morning Drink
Take a fistful of dates and soak it in goat’s milk over night. In the morning mash it in milk and add some honey to make it tasty and drink it which is helpful to increase libido.
7. Improves Nervous Weakness
Dates are proved a good source of healthy minerals and it is rich in potassium, but it contains very less sodium so this quality makes dates extremely helpful to improve the weak nervous system. It is also helpful in reducing the risk of strokes due to its potassium, also controls cholesterol.
8. Anemia Cure
Dates contain a high amount of iron proved helpful to cure anemia. To improve iron deficiency handful of dates should be eaten daily. Moreover, it contains fluorine which protects from tooth decay.
9 Abdominal Cancer
Dates are complete natural food and nutritional supplement which is found helpful in curing abdominal cancer and chronic constipation as it works as a laxative. It is also proved helpful to improve eyesight including night blindness.
10. Source of Energy
Dates are also used to counter bad effects of alcoholism. It is a great source of energy so it is also beneficial for weak people to improve their health.
11. Ajwa (عجوة) Protect from Harm, Poison, and Magical Effects
Health benefits of Dates
Ajwa (عجوة) is a soft dry variety of date fruit cultivated at Madina Monawara in Saudi Arabia. Awja is well known for its health benefits as revealed by Muhammad (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) declaring it as heaven fruit. Here are some holly quotes about Ajwa (عجوة):-
The Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, “Whoever has seven Ajwa dates every morning he will not be harmed on that day by poison or magic.” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5445) (5768) (5769) (5779)].
The Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, “Ajwa dates are from paradise.” [Tirmidhee (2068) he said Hasan Saheeh and it was authenticated by Shaikh al-Albaani].
Referring to eating seven Ajwa dates, the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, “He will not be harmed by anything until he reaches the evening.” [Saheeh Muslim (2047)].
How to Identify Original AJWA Dates?
On AJWA dates when looked closely there are very fine white lines like fissures, which are the identification of original AJWA.
12. Madina Dates Protects from Harm
The Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, “Whoever has seven dates between the two areas (the east and west of Madina) as soon as he wakes up every morning, he will not be harmed on that day by poison until the evening.” [Saheeh Muslim (154) (2047)].
13. Essential Food Source
The Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said repeatedly, “O Aisha! (Radi Allahu Anha) A house that has no dates in their family is hungry. Oh, Aisha! A house that has no dates in their family is hungry.” [Saheeh Muslim (153), (2046)].