Willing to go for a “DATE”????

“Dates”- Oh so sweet!!!!!! But still people don’t value them as they are meant to be valued. Yes, i am talking about DATES- “KHAJOOR” and not a DATE with your sweetheart 🙂

Dates are very high in sugar and calories how can you suggest those when we are on a fat loss diet?????

Well I sure can. Dates are high in sugar content and calories but they are also packed with nutrients as long as you limit it to one a day.

1 large pitted date contains :-

66 calories (not bad if you ate just one)

Calcium and Magnesium in a perfect 1:1 ratio

1½ grams of fiber

more than 160 mg of heart-healthy Potassium

Vitamin A and trace amounts of  half a dozen other vitamins and minerals.

According to a comprehensive study done by Dr. Harold Miller and his colleagues on the antioxidant content of cereals, fruits and vegetables- Dates was the winner with the highest amount of antioxidant content of all the dried fruits.

WHO SHOULD AVOID IT???

Anybody having blood sugar issues including metabolic syndrome or Diabetes should pass on this. If you are someone who exercises at least 3-4 times a week and eat “almost” a healthy diet than you can add this to your daily diet.

You can add 1 date to your oatmeal in the morning or you can cut it into pieces and add to warm milk with a pinch of cardamom and cinnamon powder and have it before going to bed.

Reference:

1.  Bowden, J, Ph.D., C.N.S, (2007). The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth,Beverly,M.A.: Fair Winds Press.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Wonderful blog you have here but I was curious if you knew of any community forums that cover the same
    topics talked about here? I’d really love to be a part of online community where I can get suggestions from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Appreciate it!

    Reply

    • Posted by Radhika on October 9, 2012 at 9:21 am

      Hey Elena, I am not sure but you can look in Dr. Jonny Bowden’s website. Hope u find something 🙂

      Reply

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