Dates useful properties ( benefits ) and damage

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Dates - the fruit of the date palm, the tallest tree family trees, with long (6 meters), large leaves. Dates - juicy berries, large, oval or spherical shape amber-red color.

Finiki- amazing fruit, which in many countries ascribe properties to strengthen health and prolong life.It is said that in China there is long-lived, the basis of power which are exclusively dates.Anyway, this is a very useful product, and many nutritionists recommend use it instead of sweet.In addition, dates from old times were known for their healing properties.

Medics found that low blood sugar often leads to the fact that a person experiences excessive hunger, and after the use of only a few dates, the feeling of hunger disappears.Thus, if the fasting person when breaking fast eats dates first, then later he was satisfied with a small amount of food will not overeat and do not harm either their spiritual or physical health.


Proteins (5.8%).

Fats (0.2-0.5%).

carbohydrates - 60-65% - the highest percentage

compared to all other fruits.

15 salts and minerals.The amount of mineral compounds in the dried dates varies from 0.1 to 91%.

Thus, minerals are represented by phosphorus (30-350 mg / 100 g), calcium (34-60 mg / 100 g), iron (0,7-6,0 mg / 100 g), potassium (700 mg /100 g), sodium (1 mg / 100 g), copper, magnesium, zinc, manganese, aluminum, cadmium, cobalt, sulfur, boron and others.

oil (0.2-0.5%).

23 different kinds of amino acids, which are absent in most other fruits.
Dates are rich in essential amino acid and tryptophan, which is also necessary for optimal brain functioning and maintenance of normal mental status, especially in the elderly.Tryptophan prevents aging: a sufficient amount of it in the diet allows you to stop the processes of cell aging.In addition, due to the tryptophan dates have mild sedative and hypnotic effect.

addition of tryptophan and dates contain a different amino acid - glutamic, which prevents the occurrence of heartburn by neutralizing excess stomach acid.Vitamin

(0.07-0.09 mg / 100 g), B2 (0.05-0.1 mg / 100 g), B5 (0,1-2,2 mg / 100 g), vitamin C(30 mg / 100 g), and pantothenic acid (B5), niacin, vitamin a, A1.

Pectin (0,5-3,9%).

Dietary Fiber (6,4-11,5%).

Beta-carotene (30-145 mg / kg).

Fluoride protects teeth from caries.

Selenium, which reduces the risk of cancer, strengthens the immune system and reduces the risk of heart disease.

By combining a huge amount of sugar (glucose and fructose (26-55%), which are rapidly absorbed by the body), vitamin B5, the fruit of the date palm have valuable property not only quickly satisfy hunger, but also to restore physical strength, vitality and freshness of the brain andnerves.

Like most plant foods, dates do not contain cholesterol.

Energy value of 100 g edible portion plodov- 142-274 calories, slightly dried or podsushennyh- 340 calories.The fruit contains 40.0 to 77.5% solids.Phoenicia nizkokalorien, so feel free to eat it instead of sweets, and your weight will correspond to the norm.

Buying on the market at least 200 grams of dates, you buy an incredible amount of mineral salts and vitamins.

Scientists believe that 10 dates a day is enough to ensure daily needs of people in magnesium, copper, sulfur, half of the demand for iron, a quarter of needs for calcium.

So, eating only dates and water, can live for several years.

Modern medicine also drew attention to the rather as the dates for long-term study, academic research, during which were discovered numerous useful properties of this product.

Among them:

• Dates are not transmitters of any dangerous to human health bacteria, microbes and parasites;

• Dates are an excellent tool in the fight against malicious amoeba;

• The dates contain substances that kill bacteria in the human body;

• dates - an essential food and medicine to astronauts, and they are much healthier calves;

• The dates contain substances that increase the reduction of muscles of the uterus, which greatly facilitates the process of childbirth in women, making it faster and less painful;

• The dates contain vitamin A, maintains and improves vision at night;

• due to the presence of vitamin B dates are very useful for the normal functioning and development of the muscular system;

• Dates improve appetite;

• use dates fasting kills parasites;

• dates - a fruit, food, medicine, beverage, and sweetness.

Of course, it is clear that a person can live in peace without dates, but they are extremely beneficial to health.

Eating dates recommended in the following cases:

when mental stress is believed that dried dates positively affect the brain, increasing its capacity by 20% or more;

• with physical fatigue and exhaustion
Barely half an hour after the consumption of dates, even to a very tired man returning power and renewable energy;

• respiratory diseases;

• cardiovascular diseases
Due to the high content of potassium.With heart failure dates stimulate activity of the heart, are tonic and tonic, restore power after a long illness;

• anemia, anemia;

• to prevent the development of ulcers and stomach cancer, colon
pectin and dietary fiber increase the intestinal peristalsis, thereby prevent the development of cancer;

• to increase the number of male semen;

• impotence;

• in disorders of the nervous system;

• for successful labor
very useful to use dates to women in order to restore the body after delivery.Research experiments have shown that specific dates contain stimulants that enhance muscle of the uterus in the last months of pregnancy.And this, in turn, not only facilitates the process of childbirth, but also reduces the period of postpartum hemorrhage;

• with seasickness and motion sickness;

• for colds;

• to prevent miscarriage;

• to strengthen capillary walls;

• to improve digestion, elimination of gastrointestinal disorders
Dates are very useful for digestion, they produce a cleansing effect on the digestive system.A Russian scientist II Mechnikov encouraged to consume at dates intestinal disorders;

• to improve vision, reduce eye fatigue;

• to increase blood circulation, reduce high blood pressure;

• to reduce the side effects of many antibiotics;

• for preventing aging, dates prolong life;

• to enrich the mother's milk with vitamins
Eating dates nursing mothers breast milk contributes to the enrichment of many essential for the full development of a child with vitamins, increasing resistance to a variety of diseases of the baby.Therefore, these fruits of modern nutritionists recommend that pregnant and lactating women;

• for healing bleeding gums
minerals contained in the dates, is very important for the teeth.They are among the building and strengthening tooth tissue substances.This is due to the use of dates and for the teeth;

• to strengthen the immune system;

• for preventing the formation of carcinogens;

• to reduce the likelihood of blood clots, promote resilience to infections;

• Children suffering from unbalanced and nervous disorders;

• to prevent heart disease and diseases associated with the pressure;

• for the treatment of edema, and dizziness caused by inner ear disease;

• premenstrual syndrome in women;

• to regulate blood sugar;

• for removal from the body of heavy metal ions;

• to eliminate depression in pregnant women;

• to prevent arthritis;

• to suppress pain (contain substances similar in structure to aspirin);

• to reduce pancreatic cancer risk
Sometimes patients enough money on expensive drugs.But it is not so irreparable misfortune.The benefits of dates during the treatment of cancer is very high.The patient can eat dates, and it must necessarily have a positive effect.As can be found throughout the year dates are always at most stores at relatively low cost;

• to improve the body's metabolism and reduce blood cholesterol levels;

• in the treatment of parasitic infestation of the liver and jaundice, due to the presence of vitamin B dates are the perfect complement;

• a poultice of palm sugar.They are effective in muscle pain.

Since sun-dried and dried dates are sticky surface, and they can get contaminants and bacteria, you should not keep long them in the open air, and it is necessary to wash before use.

MEDICAL recipes with dates

Gastrointestinal flatulence

There pressed figs with ground black cumin.

tool for growth and lengthening eyelashes

burn and grind some pressed figs.Before going to bed take your eyes resultant powders.

disorder and pain

colonic fasting Take 1 tbsp.a spoonful of honey and then eat 7 pressed dates.And in the evening before going to bed take 1 h. Spoon butter camel's hay and drink 100 ml of broth of black cumin.


often drink a decoction of dates with rice.

anemia, impotence and chronic fatigue

10 fresh dates to put in a quart jar, add 1 h. Spoon of ginger, 1/8 h. Spoon of cardamom and a pinch of saffron.Close jar and leave it in a warm place, at least 2 weeks.After that, every morning to eat dates.


the treatment of migraine, it is desirable to start with a back massage and neck.Next, the doctor will prescribe homeopathic remedies.Also, you need every day to drink green Chinese tea, since it reduces the intracranial pressure.In the first weeks after starting treatment it makes sense to drink the infusion of herb horsetail (for 1/5 cup 3 times a day) and eat daily 50-100 g of dates.

Nervous Diseases

There are dates, washed down with a glass of milk.

depletion and thinness

Most eat figs with nuts, such as peanuts.

recipe for improving the passage of mucus and soothe joint pain

Produce palm honey and drink 3 times a day.


Mix the dates, honey, black seed and senna (cassia), taken in the ratio of 1: 1.Eat small portions.

Restorative (tonic) means

Grind equal quantity of pressed figs, camel hay, black myrobalan, ginger, cinnamon and mix everything with honey, warming to simmer.Then, pour a mixture of coconut milk and eat as jam.

To increase the potency

glass dates pour 2 cups of fresh milk, add to 1 h. Spoon of cinnamon powder.Stir well, leave for a day in a cool place.Eat dates during the day, washed down with milk.Daily use of a mixture of dates, milk and cinnamon enhance libido and make abundant seed.Especially useful it is in autumn and winter.

recipe for constipation

5 pieces of dates to fill in 0.5 liters of water and boil as compote.The cooled broth pour into a glass and drink on an empty stomach.And with the remaining "compote" to do so: to throw a handful of oatmeal, stir and leave to stand for 30 minutes.Here's breakfast, tasty and healthy.

stroke treatment and facial paralysis

soft Ripe figs should be cleaned from the bones, mince, and eat 2-3 hours. Tablespoons of this paste 3 times a day after meals.If it is difficult to swallow, it is possible to dissolve a bit of milk or melted butter.The course of treatment - a month or more.

tool at Stomach disorders (old recipe)

Decoction of dates and rice - excellent remedy for indigestion: 5-washed fruits pour a glass of water and boil for 15 minutes, then cool, remove the seeds, rub the pulp and add the broth.Mix a glass of boiled rice with the resulting mixture and use for dessert.It is important not to overdo it because the abuse dates can cause headaches.

For the good functioning of the intestines

Mix 5 chopped fresh dates, 1 h. Spoon of oil and melted butter 2 pinches of black pepper.This mixture should be eaten early in the morning from 5.30 to 6.00 am, and then eat or drink should not be over 2 hours.This mixture was suction enhances bowel function and assimilative, and improves bone meals, stool formation, muscle tone.

While melted butter - a saturated oil, in its molecular structure, it differs from other animal fats.It consists of the fatty acids with a short chain chemical (easily digestible by the body) as opposed to long-chain fatty acids, chemical (which is difficult to digest and causes cancer and blood clots).Melted butter is more nutritious and has been shown, if it is consumed in moderation, does not raise blood cholesterol levels.

In anemia, sexual weakness and chronic fatigue syndrome

Put 10 fresh dates in a jar of melted butter (about 1 liter), add 1 h. Spoon of ginger, 1/8 h. Spoon of cardamom and a pinch of saffron.Cover and leave in the closed position on the warm week.At the end of the week, eat 1 Phoenicia early in the morning.This is a good remedy for anemia, impotence, chronic fatigue syndrome, and morning sickness during pregnancy.

When palpitations and pains in the chest

two dates, chopped and mixed with 2 h. Spoons of honey, a good remedy for heart palpitations and pain in the chest.


If the patient is not raised blood sugar, is available each morning for half an hour before a meal to eat 50-100 grams of dates.Course lecheniya- 3 weeks, a break of 10 days, after which the course can be repeated.

When hoarseness and dry cough

Cook 10 dates for a half hour in 0.5 liters of water.Drink hot broth.You can also cook 6-7 dried dates in 1 cup of milk.

To increase vitality

drink from dates: soak 5 fresh figs in a glass of water at night.The next day the "grind" dates (do not forget to remove the stones) in the same water in a blender and drink.Drink add to your vitality and energy.

Kids recipes

1. Dried figs give good chew children when cutting their teeth.

2. When diarrhea caused by teething, give your child a half tablespoons palm sugar 1 h. Spoon of honey 2-3 times a day.Palm sugar - an excellent replacement for white sugar, and - a rich source of iron.

contraindications and side effects.

If you do not eat figs in a large amount, side effects can not be afraid.

1) People with digestive disorders is recommended to use dates carefully, as they are for a long time to digest.It is necessary to have them peeled.

People suffering from acute gastritis, enteritis, colitis, should use them in small quantities.

2) Due to the high sugar content, they are not recommended to use in diabetes, as well as people prone to obesity and overweight.

3) Abuse of these fruits can cause severe headache.

4) Dates for a long time to digest, so they are not recommended to use for 1.5-2 hours before bedtime.

On caloric dates superior to all other fruits.And now for the dates of the Arabs, that Russian bread.Eat them in boiled and fried, make of them jams, jellies, drinks.

slightly dried or dried in the form of dates is very well preserved.Since ancient times, they took with them on long trips (do not take up much space and very high in calories).They, along with figs and other sweets are served with tea.