(1) They are used in
dieting as they are poor in fat materials.
(2) They are considered as
treatment for anemia as it contains a big amount or iron.
(3) They give
immunity against cancers as it contains high levels of magnesium.
Soaked dates have a diuretic effect due to their content of sugars.
Dates strengthen bones and teeth due to their content of calcium.
Dates are considered as sexual strengthener as it contains
(7) Dates enhance visual acuity and maintain eye coolness as
they contain vitamin (A) which combats night blindness.
strengthen the hearing neurons and are good for elderly people.
(9) Dates have a neurotic calming
effect due to their content of vitamin (A), and vitamin (B-1). They limit the
secretion of the thyroid gland and also contain phosphorus which is considered
an important nutrient for nerve cells of the brain..
(10) Dates are
considered a treatment for liver, jaundice, pellagra, skin dryness, nail
breaking as they contain vitamin (B).
(11) Dates can be used as remedy
for constipation as they contain cellulose fibers that helps good motility of intestines. Other medicinal drugs may irritate and
destroy the mucus membrane of large intestines causing colitis.
dates neutralize the stomach acidity as they are rich in alkaline salts such as
calcium and potassium.
(13) Alkaline salts neutralize the blood acidity
resulting from ingestion of starches like rice and bread. Such acidity may cause
some hereditary diseases like colicystitis, kidney stones and hypertension.
Dates are beneficial for the mother and the infant during post delivery period
as they give alarm for uterine motility and increases the period of contraction
of the uterus after delivery, the matter which is important for forming breast
feeding milk. They also compensate the mother as they provide iron, calcium and
vitamin (A). These things are important for growth of the infant, formation of
among fruits that have high nutritional values due to their content of sugars,
proteins, fats, minerals and vitamins as follows:
1 - Sugar:
constitutes more than 70% of the dry weight of the fruit without the nucleate
(the seed). Such sugars are characterized by easy absorption and easy metabolism
in the human body. Some Sugars found in dates are:
A- Di-sugars, which is
B- Mono sugar, which is one of the stored
Dates contain many beneficial minerals that
may be categorized as follows:
Iron, potassium, sulphur, calcium, chlorine
3 - Vitamins:
Vitamins contained in dates
represent big benefits as follows:
Vitamin (A, B-1, B-2, B-7) and vitamin
(C) which protect against colds. In addition, they contain folic acid, where
dates are considered the richest fruit of this acid that plays big role in the
biological processes in the human body.
Dates have high
content of fibers that help digesting of foods in the intestines.