Dates are used in food for many hundreds of years. It is one of the most ancient fruits, which to this day is popular and loved all over the world. Basically, dates on our table come in dried form, as dried fruit. They are very sweet and are a great substitute for dessert. In this case, they bring the body only one benefit, so they are recommended to eat and with a diet for weight loss.
What are the benefits of dates
Dates contain many useful substances, vitamins, microelements. They are well preserved when dried, so dried dates are no less useful than fresh. If you include these valuable fruits in your diet, they will become an excellent source of energy and help to compensate for the lack of beneficial substances in the body. They can also be used as a prophylactic agent for a variety of diseases.
Dates strengthen the immune system, increase the body's resistance to viruses and bacteria, help with anemia, hypertension, coughing, strengthen the heart, kidneys, liver. Sugar, which are contained in dates, are a good feed brain activity. With severe mental work, stress, overwork, it is very helpful to eat these fruits.
Dates are useful for people who are weakened after an illness, pregnant women, children, the elderly. And for a completely healthy person, they will be absolutely not superfluous.
How many calories per 100g of dates
Dates, though sugary sweet, but not very high in calories. 100 grams of dates contain 275-285 calories, in one date - 23-25 calories.
This is a carbohydrate product, the carbohydrate content varies in the range of 45-90%. Date carbohydrates are mainly composed of natural sugars - fructose, glucose, sucrose, and this is the fastest source of energy. The fat content is extremely low, only 0, 2-0, 5%.
They contain such salts and minerals as copper, iron, magnesium, zinc, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, cobalt, sulfur, boron and others.
In some respects, dates exceed the common fruits that are common on our table - apples, oranges, bananas, because they contain large amounts of vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B6, vitamin Niacin.
They are rich in amino acids, are composed of pantothenic acid, and it contributes to the normal absorption of carbohydrates, normalizes blood glucose levels.
Dates are good for teeth, because they contain fluoride, they are the prevention of cancer due to the high selenium content. Dates absolutely do not contain cholesterol.