Researchers from the University of Scranton found the dates and other dried fruit is very rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, and fiber. The American Cancer Society recommends us to eat 20-35 grams of dietary fiber (dietary fiber) each day. And there is a soluble dietary fiber and insoluble.
Where fiber helps the digestive process by pushing the food into the digestive tract is an insoluble fiber. Meanwhile, soluble fiber can help prevent heart disease by lowering levels of LDL or bad cholesterol. Not only that, soluble fiber can also lower blood sugar, the edges will help keep diabetes under control.
Dates are a good energy intake, because every grain of dates contains 31 grams of carbohydrates. This portion also includes 3 grams of dietary fiber and 29 grams of fructose, glucose and sucrose (natural sugar that can be easily burned body to provide energy). Plus the value of the dates are, they will give you energy without the fat or cholesterol.
Potassium in dates are also offering benefits to our health. The body needs potassium intake to prevent muscle contraction. Potassium is a mineral essential for the body to protect the heart muscle, and maintain the health of the body's metabolism process and ensure the nervous system still works fine. Plus, potassium is also capable of making the body eliminate sodium, and automatically lowers blood pressure.
The body can not store the excess potassium, and usually will disappear along with the sweat. And as we know, liver function will be reduced in line with our age. Thus, increasing potassium intake to 400 mg will help us reduce the risk of stroke by 40%. And 100 grams of dates contain 667 milligrams of potassium.
Do not make dates only as a 'garnish' the month of Ramadan alone. Savor the sweetness of dates with quotes routinely consume them every day. (PreventionIndonesiaonline / Astrid Anastasia)