Dates juice is a healthy sweet drink extracted from date palm fruits; it is commonly referred to as dabino in Hausa and botanically called Phoenix dactylifera. The Hausa’s are the highest consumer of dates in Nigeria; especially during the fasting period it a fruit they always eat. Similarly, dates juice is a natural sweetener that can be used in place of refined white sugar or honey as the case may be.
Health Benefits of Date Juice
Vitamins in dates
The vitamins and minerals in dates juice is a good source of antioxidant; it guards against free radical that damages cells thereby causing different kinds of diseases. Moreover, the nutrients are a great immune booster that benefits the body, on the other hand, nourishes the skin.
Dates juice for constipation
Fiber is very important for proper functioning of the human digestive system; this juice promotes good bowel movement in the same vein ease constipation.
Fiber in dates juice
This juice is rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber that has the ability to lower cholesterol levels, as well as prevent heart diseases. It equally beneficial in stabilizing blood sugar, since it helps slows down the rate of digestion; furthermore, it makes one full and reduces craving associated with diabetes condition.
Improve Brain Health
Similarly, the flavonoid and phenolic acid in this juice are powerful antioxidants that boost the brain cells; likewise, reduce any inflammation in the brain region. However, flavonoids also have antimicrobial, mood-enhancer, and memory enhancer properties.
Helps in natural labor and Fertility:
Dieting on this juice helps pregnant women dilate the cervix; It certainly reduces demand for induced labor toward the tail end of pregnancy. Secondly, it shortens the labor period. Thirdly dates juice increases male testosterone which improves sexual performance and sexual urge, it also increases muscle strength of their testes. In conclusion, dates aids resolve fertility problems between partners.
Dates should be taken with caution so don’t capitalize on its sweetness and overconsume them; in other words, moderation is the key especially for those with diabetes. This may cause stomach upset and frequent stooling whereas for diabetes patients will spike up the sugar level very high.
Recipe for Khajur juice
5 pieces of dates
1 cup of water
Method of preparation Date Juice
Wash your dates remove the seed after that soak for about 2 hours to soften
Secondly, after 2 hours when is due for blending rinse from soaked water transfer to your blender, add water and blend on a high seed until smooth.
Finally blend to smooth and juice is ready