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Sahara dates are sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free. Loaded with fiber, they are an excellent source of potassium and provide numerous other important vitamins and minerals. Dates are actually, a powerhouse packed in a tiny, portable package. In fact consuming just one 'Date-a- Day' delivers essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals and promotes your overall good health.

Sahara Date Health Facts.....................................................................................................................

Protects from various Cancers

Dates are rich in dietary fiber, prevents LDL cholesterol absorption in the gut. It, thus, helps to protect from cancer-causing chemicals in the colon. Eating dates found to offer some protection from colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, and pancreatic cancers. They are moderate sources of vitamin-A. Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin A is known to help protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.


Strengthens your Heart

Dates are an effective remedy for weak heart. Dates soaked overnight in water and crushed in the same water in the morning after removing the seeds should be taken at least twice a week in this condition. It will strengthen the heart.

Reducing the risk of Coronary Heart diseases

Dates are high in Antioxidants - polyphenols and tannins. The polyphenols in it play an important role in reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Further, they are very good in potassium. They, thus, offer protection against stroke and coronary heart diseases.

A must for pregnant women


Dates are rich in folic acid, and hence recommended for pregnant women. Ripe dates contain a substance, which resembles the hormone oxytocin [a neurohormone released to stimulate uterine contractions]. In addition, it also initiates the secretion of breast milk. The potassium, glycine and threonine help the secretion of milk as these nutrients trigger the production of prolactin [milk hormone]. Dates also contain elements that assist in alleviating depression in mothers and enriching the breast-milk with all the elements needed to make the child healthy and resistant to disease. Research has proven that dates contain some stimulants that strengthen the muscles of the uterus in the last months of pregnancy.

Beats anaemia

Most often, anaemia [in pregnant women and children] is caused by iron deficiency. Dates contain a good amount of non-haeme iron [7.3mg/100g], which is good for compensating the iron deficiency. Dates also strengthen the nervous system.

Good for Eyesight

It is said that taking one date in a day will help you to maintain your healthy eyes for your lifetime. They are quiet effective in guarding the night blindness problems.


Perfect for teething

A date tied to the wrist of the baby and allowed to be sucked during teething time, hardens the gums and prevents other complaints like fretfulness and diarrhea. A teaspoonful of paste of the date prepared with honey is an effective medicine for diarrhea and dysentery during teething.

A must for Children


Dates are rich in minerals like calcium, manganese, copper, and magnesium. Calcium is an important mineral that is an essential constituent of bone and teeth. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, super oxide dismutase. Copper is required for the production of red blood cells. Magnesium is essential for bone growth. Dates also build up the immune system in children.

Wonderful for lowering Blood Pressure

Dates are used to treat low serum potassium levels. Potassium is an essential mineral needed to maintain muscle contraction and smooth functioning of heart muscles. Recent research on high blood pressure has shown that potassium lowers blood pressure and sodium increases it. Since dates have a higher amount of potassium and low levels of sodium, they are a wise option for hypertensive patients.

Boosts energy

Dates are high in calories, which helps people suffering from severe fatigue and convalescence.

Prevents constipation

Since dates are rich in soluble fibres, they are considered a natural laxative. Beta-D-glucan, the fibre present in dates binds water easily and increases roughage, facilitating bowel movements and preventing constipation.

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