Dates are a unique fruit in Nigeria, even though they are not popularly consumed. They are not particularly known to be easy on the eye but why judge a book by its cover, it is rich in many vital nutrients and therefore offer many health benefits, the fruit is so small that you’ll need to consume a larger quantity to intake the necessary amount. Naturally sweet, this fruit comes with a variety of benefits for those who eat them, and so here are 4 benefits of eating this magical fruit.
1. Relief From Constipation
Often considered to be a laxative, for individuals suffering from constipation. They have fiber which allows for the free bowel movement.
2. Weight Gain
If you are thin and slim and want to increase your weight, or if you are trying to build your muscles to impress some girl, or you have become weak due to some serious medical problem – you need to eat dates! Also thinking of muscle development, incorporate dates into your diet, you’ll be surprised at the results.
3. Reduced Stroke Risk
Strokes are commonly becoming a major cause of death in Nigeria, one easy way of reducing the risks of a stroke is in the consumption of dates. Due to the high potassium content of dates, studies have shown that they can reduce the chances of you having a stroke.
4. Energy Booster:
Can be used as a pick me up. This fruit contain natural sugars like glucose, fructose, and sucrose. Therefore, they are the ideal snack for a burst of energy. Many people eat dates as a snack when they are feeling tired, lazy or sluggish.
Dates are commonly used as a remedy after an alcoholic spree. They provide quick relief and have an effect of making you sober in cases where you have consumed large amounts of alcohol. They can also be used in the morning to prevent severe hangovers. Planning on going on an alcoholic binge, save a couple of dates for the hangover.