Life Story of the Date
Dates are the fruit of the date palm tree, which grows in tropical regions. They have been a staple food of the Middle East for thousands of years. Dates take a surprisingly long time to cultivate--it can take 4-8 years after planting before they bear the fruit (the date). Almost all of the dates sold in Western countries are dried.
Dates are not only about taste and texture, but also nutrition. Every moment of our lives, our cells work to maintain a healthy alkaline environment, and this is possible through the potassium-sodium exchange, with the aid of the magnesium in our cell’s walls. As long as your body has enough potassium and magnesium, this exchange is made and the cell stays alkaline. If not, the sodium penetrates the cell, creates an acidic environment, the cell falls into fermentation, and this is how disease appears. Coming back to dates, the good news is they provide both potassium and magnesium, but also insoluble fibers, vitamin B6, iron, calcium, and vitamin A. Pairing them with superfoods turns these truffles into real power balls, nourishing your body with vitamins and minerals, and also boosting your energy.
Why should you eat more Date?
They're loaded with:
Necessary for digestive and cardiovascular health, as it stimulates bowel movement and balances the absorption of fats by the intestinal lining.
This is the building block of the body. All tissues are made of some combination of proteins and minerals, and we also need them to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals.
Crucial to heart function, it plays a key role in normal digestive and muscular function. It works alongside sodium to maintain a normal blood pressure, and it also helps to maintain a healthy balance of fluids in the body. Potassium is also essential for proper nerve and muscle function.
Helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, keeps the heart beat steady, and helps bones remain strong, being essential for over 300 bodily functions. It also helps regulate blood glucose levels and aid in the production of energy and protein.
Helps the body form connective tissue, bones, blood clotting factors, and sex hormones. It also plays a role in fat and carbohydrate metabolism, calcium absorption, and blood sugar regulation, being essential for most bodily functions.
Vitamin B6 plays a key role in maintaining the proper function and development of the brain and nervous system. It is also involved in the production of hemoglobin, the protein that carries oxygen.
Copper is essential in all body tissues, as it plays a role in making red blood cells and maintaining nerve cells and the immune system. It also helps the body form collagen and absorb iron.
An essential element for blood production and transferring oxygen in your blood from the lungs to the tissues.
Plays an essential role in muscle contraction, transmitting messages through the nerves, and the release of hormones. If people aren't getting enough calcium in their diet, the body takes calcium from the bones to ensure normal cell function, which can lead to weakened bones.
Vitamin A is important for your eyes. It helps protects your eyes from night blindness and age-related decline. Vitamin A also helps maintain healthy growth and development of cells, and supports a healthy immune system.