Dabino, also known as dates is a very wonderful and delicious fruit with sweet taste and fleshy feel in your mouth. These delicious fruits contain a lot of nutritional component that the body requires, like oil, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper and magnesium which are all beneficial for health. Some health specialists have said that eating one date per day is necessary for a balanced and healthy diet. I have most times wondered why people eat lots of dates during the break of fast. Well, I realised that during fasting the body can develop mild health issues such as headaches, low blood sugar, and so on. In order to avoid such problems, people should carefully monitor what they eat once fasting for the day has ended. In this case, because this fruit is an excellent source of fibre, sugar, magnesium, potassium and carbohydrates, it aids the body in maintaining stable health. Some other health benefits of this delicious fruit include:
It contains essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are required for normal growth, development and overall well-being. Ripe dates contain potassium, which is known to be effective in controlling diarrhoea. They are also easy to digest, which further helps alleviate the unpredictable nature of chronic diarrhoea. The soluble fibre in dates can also help relieve diarrhoea, by providing bulk to the bowel movements and promoting normal, healthy functioning of the excretory system. When eaten, they replenish energy and revitalize the body instantly.
Dates contain health benefiting antioxidants known as tannins. Tannins are also considered to possess anti-infective and anti-inflammatory (prevent easy bleeding tendencies) properties. The fruit is also rich in dietary fibre, which prevents cholesterol absorption in the gut.
They are moderate sources of vitamin-A which is known to have antioxidant properties and essential for vision. Additionally, it is required in maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin A is known to help protect from lung and oral cavity cancers. They have antioxidants which are found to have the ability to protect cells and other structures in the body from harmful effects of oxygen- free radicals. Dates are high in natural sugars like glucose, fructose, and sucrose; therefore it serves as energy booster. They are the perfect snack for an immediate burst of energy. Many people around the world use dates for a quick afternoon snack when they are feeling lethargic or sluggish. There are little things, especially foods that we neglect which are beneficial to our health. Most people might not give much attention to dates, but it is important to know that we all need those foods which are good for our well-being. Dates are delicious of course; therefore, anyone can enjoy its sweet taste just in case there are people who cannot stand bitter taste. Eat more dates and give your health a boost!