Delicious, Nutritious Dates

Dates are a great way to give a big boost to your energy. Packed with 31 grams of carbohydrates, dates are the perfect food to break your fast with. It gives the body the jolt of energy that it needs from fasting all day, while bringing the blood sugar up to a more normal level. Dates also have the dietary fiber that will help the body in the elimination process. Rich in potassium, dates help to assist with muscle contraction, thus the heart is aided when you eat dates along with all the other muscles in your body. Dates, due to their high potassium content, also help to lower the blood pressure. Dates also help to relieve intestinal disorders and keep intestinal parasites at bay. Rich in antioxidant, dates also help to fight off cancers, and it is especially affective in reducing the chances for abdominal cancer.
I could go on and on about the health benefits of dates. No wonder it was one of the Prophets favorite foods, and the one chosen for us to break our daily fast with.

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