Dates are probably one of our favorite fruits. They are well known for their sweetness. But are they good to boost the immune system?
Apart from its taste, dates have incredible health benefits. They help in constipation relief, regulating cholesterol levels, intestinal disorders, heart problems, anaemia, and sexual dysfunctions among others. They contain vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, and B5, as well as A1 and C. If you have a few dates every day, you won’t have to take vitamin supplements.
Besides all these health benefits, it is an amazing immune boosting fruit. One of the most beneficial compounds in dates is tannins, a type of polyphenolic antioxidants. Tannins can reduce inflammation and boost the immune system functioning.
As we all know, there are two types of dates; fresh and dried dates. Dried ones have double the amount of carbohydrates than fresh ones. They are also a better source of fibre. They also contain higher levels of calcium and iron.
Eat a handful of dry dates daily and boost your energy levels. You can also soak them to rehydrate before eating. Date syrup works well too. It has antibacterial properties that are more effective than those of honey. You can also add dates to other popular dishes.