Saturday, 28 January 2012
That would be: Dates.
The kind of benefits one gains from consuming that fruit are abundant (most likely countless) and here's a list of some of said benefits:
1- Dates prevent:
b- From having protruding eyes.
c- Strokes as well as diseases of the heart.
d- Hemorrhage during pregnancy and at least reduces it after childbirth.
2- Protect against:
c- Food poisoning.
3- Help with:
a- Lowering the level of one's cholestrol.
b- Calming one's nerves. Restlessness. Nervousness.
c- Iron-defiency (Anemia)
d- Shortness of breath and Asthma (whether in the form of a paste or having it boiled in water.)
f- Lowering blood-pressure.
g- One's bowel movements.
i- Improving one's hear-muscles.
j- Getting contractions in a regular pace and, generally, having a smooth-enough delivery.
k- Since it also contains estrogen, it helps the ovaries function properly.
a- Rheumatic diseases.
b- Inflammations: Skin, Mucous membranes, Joints.
c- Heart palpitations.
e- Loss of appetite
f- One's inability to concentrate.
g- Rickets (in children) and osteomalacia (in adults) which are two forms of a metabolic bone disease.
h- Diseases of the digestive system. All kinds of them. Intestinal parasites, included. (See tip below)
i- Dryness of both the skin and coronia of the eye.
j- Exhaustion of the eyes.
k- Hair loss.
l- Sexual impotence.
m- Common cold.
n- It clears-up the skin (from red-patches, etc.)
p- Gum diseases.
q- The capillaries, the muscles and cartilage from being weak.
r- Nyctalopia: The inability to see during the night.
Not to mention that dates cleanse the liver and lungs and, cleans the kidneys (Kidney-stones no more.); and, it slows-down the signs of aging.
Many of the aforementioned benefits are the direct result of Leveling one's PH back to the way it should (reason for the imbalance seems to be the bad kind of carbs: bread and the like.) In general, dates are key for overall well-being.
Tip: Have 7, twice: Early in the morning before anything else and, after sunset.
Caution! People who are over-weight and/or have diabetes should check with their doctor first. (Albeit from what I read they shouldn't consume them at all.)
Hopefully this post is helpful. And even though it's probably a given, the information listed above are not of my own findings.
Have you ever had a date before? Do you like dates? Do you have a date-friendly recipe?