The benefits of Deglet Nours dates
It is recommended to consume 20-35 grams of dietary fiber per day. Dietary fiber comes in two forms: soluble and insoluble.
Insoluble fiber increases the speed at which food moves through the digestive system. Soluble fiber can help control diabetes by reducing high levels of blood glucose. Soluble fiber has also been found to help lower serum cholesterol, particularly unwanted low density lipoprotein (LDL).
Dates have the highest concentration of polyphenols among dried fruits. They are also one of the best natural sources of potassium. Potassium is an essential mineral for the body in order to maintain muscle contractions, including the vital heart muscle. Potassium is necessary to maintain a healthy nervous system and thus to balance the metabolism of the body. As potassium is not stored in the body, and much to lose in sweat, it must be continually replenished. An increase of about 400 mg in potassium intake has been associated with a 40% reduction in the risk of stroke. Which is roughly equivalent to an additional daily serving of dates. Dates also contain a variety of B complex vitamins – thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 and pantothenic acid. These vitamins have a variety of functions that help maintain a healthy body – metabolize carbohydrates and maintain blood sugar, fatty acids for energy, and they help make hemoglobin, red and white blood cells. Dates also contain magnesium which is essential for healthy bone development and energy metabolism and iron which is essential for the production of red blood cells. Red blood cells carry all the nutrients to cells throughout the body.