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 Dates juice
Vitamins in dates: the vitamins and minerals in dates juice is a good source of antioxidant that guards against free radical that damages cells thereby causing different kinds of diseases. Moreover, the nutrients are 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 level 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 them full and reduces craving associated with diabetes condition.
Improve Brain Health: 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 cervix which certainly reduces demand for induced labor toward the tail end of pregnancy, secondly it shortens labor period. Thirdly dates juice increases male testosterone which improves sexual performance and sexual urge, it also increase 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 over consume them in other words moderation is the key especially 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 Dates juice
5 pieces of dates
1 cup of water
Method of preparation
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