DATES FRUITS HEALTH BENEFITS
If you have any of the following conditions, try bringing dates into your life, dates fruits is the answer.
* To experience dates’ maximum benefits, eat four to six daily.
* If you’re in need of a better night’s sleep, eat one date two hours before you retire for bed.
* For a more profound experience from whichever form of meditation you choose, eat three dates before you begin your session.
* When you’re packing for a trip that involves uncertainty about when, where, or how you’ll find food along the way, seal one date in plastic wrap and stow it in your pocket or baggage. You don’t have to actually eat the date on your journey (although it’s great for an emergency)—rather, this traveling date will be your good luck charm to help ensure you never go hungry.
Dates fruits are an ideal food for improved energy and brain function. They are a good source of vitamin A & B-complex and they are rich in minerals such as iron, calcium, manganese, copper, and potassium. Dates are known to help build bone and muscle strength and have been used for thousands of years by athletes to improve physical endurance, agility, and stamina.
Dates contain anti-inflammatory and anti-infective properties which make it an excellent food for those who suffer with chronic infections and auto-immune disorders. They also help to control heart rate and blood pressure which offers protection against strokes and coronary heart diseases. Dates contain an easily digestible fiber that has been found to help prevent colon, prostate, lung, endometrial, breast, and pancreatic cancers.
They are also known to help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, relieve constipation, improve anemia, and prevent macular degeneration. There are several varieties of dates including Medjool, Deglet Noor, Zahidi, Honey, Khadrawi, Halawi, and Barhi. Each variety is unique and varies in sweetness, flavor, and texture. For instance, Khadrawi dates are small, very soft, melt-in-your-mouth, and super sweet, while the Deglet Noor dates are firm and chewier with a more rich deep flavor.
Medjool dates are one of the most popular dates for there king size and delicious meaty flavor. Dates can be eaten out of hand as a quick snack and they also combine particularly well with celery sticks and cucumber slices as a balanced, high energy snack. They can be blended with a little water and turned into a caramel dipping sauce for apple slices that kids love!
Dates fruits are also delicious when added to smoothies and/or salads. They can also be chopped with walnuts, coconut, ginger or other spices and pressed into homemade energy bars and deserts. Fresh dates can be found online or in the produce section of your local health food store. They can provide a wonderful energy boost and help revitalize the body any time of the day.
Dates are amazing for the digestive system. As one of the most anti-parasitical foods on the planet, dates bind onto, destroy, and sweep away parasites; yeast, mold, and other fungus; heavy metals; unproductive bacteria; viruses; and other poisonous pathogens from the gut.
It makes them one of the most beneficial Candida killers known to humankind—despite the mis- information out there about dates feeding Candida. (For more on the truth about this condition, see the entire chapter devoted to it in my first book, Medical Medium.) Dates also help restore peristaltic function in the intestines, retraining the intestinal tract after paralysis or dysfunction to move properly and expel any rotting food.
Contrary to popular belief, dates are also an ideal food for people dealing with diabetes and hypoglycemia, because they deliver vital glucose to the liver—addressing the very glucose loss that’s responsible for blood sugar issues. They’re also ideal for athletes and other adventurous and active people, as the high potassium and fruit sugar content is perfect for refueling the brain and muscles, which rely on glucose to power you through exercise.
Dates are rich in nearly 70 bioactive minerals (much higher than is documented) that support the adrenal glands to help you handle life’s daily challenges. One of the most heart-healthy foods available, dates also contain a record-breaking, undiscovered amount of amino acids.
Similar to what happens with bananas, the amino acids in dates, such as leucine, help elevate the fruit’s potassium to its highest potential in sustaining and fortifying muscles and nerves. This process also stops lactic acid from taking over the body when it’s under stress.
Dates are a warming food that expels dampness from organs such as the spleen and liver, though not to the point of creating unproductive dryness. Dates are also abundant in anti-cancerous properties, making them a must for anyone seeking disease prevention and optimal health.
If you have any of the following conditions, try bringing dates into your life:
Diabetes, hypoglycemia, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), cardiovascular disease, fungal infections, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hypertension, lung cancer, obesity, thyroid disease, aneurysm, post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), narcissistic personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), adrenal fatigue, phobias, chronic sinusitis, rosacea, schizophrenia, social anxiety disorder, autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), tuberculosis, vertigo, eating disorders, insomnia, gum disease, edema
If you have any of the following symptoms, try bringing dates into your life:
Blood sugar imbalances, mucus in the stool, Candida overgrowth, constipation, muscle fatigue, earache, dizziness, shortness of breath, vaginal pain, heart palpitations, anxiousness, sweats, urinary urgency, lack of focus and concentration, tremors, food allergies, sleep disturbances, panic attacks, ringing or buzzing in the ears, spasms, tics, head pain, headaches, gum pain, ear pain, cough, confusion, brain fog
Eating dates can put up a shield around you, providing protection from people who feel jealousy toward you. And while you sleep, they help to release your own stored-up toxic emotions— such as fearfulness, shame, demoralization, and the sense of being judged, wronged, or bullied. Ultimately, dates strengthen your sense of purpose so you can be your most productive and enthusiastic.
Dates teach us to shift from selfishness to selflessness. Their sweet, nourishing nature can be positively addicting—their delicious flavor is so enjoyable that we tend to want to keep them all to ourselves. The lesson is in holding back from hoarding your supply of dates fruits.
Eat only a few at a time, so you can share your bounty with others. Watching friends and family smile as they take the dates’ sustenance into their bodies will help you cleanse yourself of greed, reorient toward giving, and ultimately recognize the truth that connecting to your inherent selflessness is an essential component of spiritual success.
By Bishop Dr Chinomso Jude Nwala