Health Benefits of Dates

– Rich in glucides and fibre, dates:

– are highly nutritious

– make an ideal fuel for muscles

– act as a tonic for the nervous system

– strengthen you body and provide it with minerals

– Recommended for cases of:

– constipation (dates act as a gentle laxative)

– dry cough

– asthma

– bronchitis

– Contraindicated for persons suffering from diabetes, colitis or gastritis.

– Try to buy natural dates, not coated with glucose. If you buy sugar-coated dates, soak them in water for an hour before eating. Take advantage of any opportunity to buy fresh dates in season.

– Date spread makes a good substitute for sugar and butter.