RAMADAN: Why You Should Break Your Fast With Some Dates
Ramadan fasting is on and it is the holy month for spiritual empowerment through prayer, giving and making impact on the lives of people.
While an individual engages in a fast a few things happen and one of them is that the body loses some nutrients that it gets from regular meals.
However, there are a few nutritious options that anyone fasting can embrace to help the stay healthy.
First, is the intake of fruits.
While an individual engages in a fast, there is need to change focus away from solid food to fruits which has most of the nutrients that he can get from a plate of balanced diet.
DATE is one of such fruits that is readily available and affordable.
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Here are seven reasons Muslims fasting are advised to take dates.
1. Date Is Protein Rich:
It is a great source for protein that helps us in stay fit. While fasting could make you physically weak, the protein from date keeps our muscles strong.
2. Rich In Vitamins:
Dates contain vitamins such as B1, B2, B3 and B5, as well as A1, C and D.
If you have a few dates every day, you won't have to take vitamin supplements.
If you feel weak after the fast, Dates will keep you healthy and there will be a noticeable change in your energy levels as well.
It is sweet and that is because it has natural sugars - glucose, sucrose, and fructose, too.
3. Improves Bone Health:
For older persons that are fasting as well, dates are rich in selenium, manganese, copper, and magnesium.
These elements are required when it comes to keeping their bones healthy, and preventing conditions such as osteoporosis.
4. Strengthens The Nervous System
Date are loaded with potassium and yet contain little sodium. This goes a long way in keeping your nervous system in order.
5. Rich In Iron
Apart from the fluorine that keeps your teeth healthy, dates also contain iron, which is highly recommended for those who suffer from iron deficiency. Plus it's great for blood purification as well.
6. Promotes Digestion
Your body system needs to metabolise the food you eat after fasting and your digestive system is the major factor necessary to ensure proper digestion.
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If you soak a few dates in water and chew on them daily, your digestive system will behave itself very well.
Plus it's recommended for those who have trouble with constipation.
7. Improves Skin
The vitamins C and D in Dates work on your skin's elasticity and also keep your skin smooth.
If you suffer from skin problems, adding dates to your daily diet now might help you in the long run.
Dates also come with anti-ageing benefits and prevent the accumulation of melanin.