Benefits Of Dates
- Relieves constipation and other intestinal disorders
- Strengthens bones, thanks to the essential minerals found in them
- An excellent source of treating anaemia
- Helps cure allergies
- Help boost energy
- May promote heart health
- May help treat diarrhoea
These are just a few; there are numerous health and beauty benefits that dates have to offer.(Also Read: 6 Interesting Ways To Include Dates (Khajur) In Your Diet)
Can You Have Dates In Summers?
According to Nutritionist Dr. Simran Saini from Fortis Hospital, "We do not recommend eating dates more than two or three pieces, considering they produce a lot of heat in the body, which is also why they are recommended in winters. In case a person is suffering from extreme iron deficiency, then one can take more than two to three pieces a day." Macrobiotic Nutritionist and Health Coach Shilpa Arora agrees, "Dates are perfect for summers; however, moderation is the key. Never exceed to more than two to three pieces. A balanced approach when eating dates is preferred."
What's The Right Way To Consume Dates In Summers?
According to Dr. Saini, the best way to eat dates is with mausami juice in order to create a cold environment for digestion. Also, vitamin C and iron go well together and make a healthy combination. You can also soak dates for a few hours and take them first thing in the morning to remove its 'taasir (hot property).' Some also recommend eating dates with a glass of milk, considering it has cooling properties (taasir).
Eating excess of dates may only cause your body to heat up; further causing problems like stomach pain, breakouts and boils, et al. Make sure you are eating just about two or three pieces of dates and extract all the goodness they have to offer.