Dried dates unpittedΟι χουρμάδες αποτελούνται κατά 70% περίπου από φυσικά σάκχαρα, κυρίως φρουκτόζη και γλυκόζη σε ίση αναλογία, γεγονός που τους καθιστά εξαιρετική πηγή ενέργειας. Το υπόλοιπο 20% αποτελείται από πρωτεΐνες, φυτικές ίνες και διάφορα μικροθρεπτικά συστατικά όπως κάλιο, ασβέστιο, μαγνήσιο και φώσφορο.
Dates are the fruit of the Phoenix dactylifera L. palm, or date palm, a tree found in tropical and subtropical climates, especially in Southwest Asia and North Africa.
The important benefits of this superfood for our health.
~ They contain little fat and no cholesterol and are ideal for those who are on a diet.
~ They are rich in soluble fiber that helps digest and treat constipation. Expert’s advice soaking them from the night before in the water and eating them at breakfast.
~ They contain very little sodium and are suitable for those who have high blood pressure.
~ They are rich in vitamin A, which benefits eyesight.
~ They are rich in phosphorus, potassium, calcium and magnesium, elements that help prevent osteoporosis.
~ They are rich in antioxidants that protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. For the same reason they significantly improve brain function.
~ They contain B vitamins, vitamin K, riboflavin, niacin and other nutrients and minerals.
~ They prevent the accumulation of melanin in the body, reducing the signs of aging and regulating the oiliness of the skin. That is why their regular consumption makes the skin look fresher and clearer.
Specifically, 100g of dates yield about 280 kcal, while they can cover at least 15% of our daily needs in the above minerals. Due to their high content of sugars and calories, they should be consumed in moderation.