Tuesday, 31 July 2012

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Benefits of Dates Fruit (Khajoor)

Benefits of Dates Fruit (Khajoor) 

Dates are a type of sweet fruit that grows on palm trees. They have been cultivated since approximately 6000 B.C. They grow on the tree for six or seven months before they are ripe enough to eat. There are three main types of dates, which are classified based on the moisture of the flesh: dry, semi-dry and soft. The health benefits of dates are derived from the nutrients they provide.

 Fresh vs. Dried Dates

Fresh DatesDried Dates

Shelf lifeIf kept in an airtight container, stay fresh for up to 8 months if kept refrigerated, or for up to year in the freezerIf refrigerated in an airtight container stay fresh for up to one year, and if in the freezer can last up to five years

Calories 100 gm144 calories317 calories


Carbohydrate33.8 g of carbohydrates75.8 g of carbohydrate
Fibre3.7g fibre3.9g fibre
Protein1.2 g of protein2.5 g of protein
Fat0.4g fat0.4g fat


Calcium22 mg of calcium120 mg of calcium
Iron 0.96 g of iron7.3 mg of iron
Source:- Nutritive value of indian foods



Dates are a good source of energy. Up to 80 percent of the date flesh is sugar that the body can easily access for energy. Fresh dates have a somewhat lower percentage of sugar because they contain more moisture than dried dates, and the sugar in dried dates is more concentrated, but fresh dates are still a good source of carbohydrates. Fresh date is made of soft, easily digestible flesh with simple sugars like fructose and dextrose that when eaten replenishes energy and revitalizes the body instantly; thus, for these qualities, dates are being used to breakfast during Ramadan months. 


Dates are a particularly good source of calcium, which helps promote strong teeth and bones. Dried Dates are an excellent source of iron, being a component of hemoglobin inside the red blood cells, determines the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood.

In addition, They are good in potassium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that help controlling heart rate and blood pressure; thus offers protection against stroke and coronary heart diseases.


The fruit is rich in dietary fiber. Most of the fiber is of the insoluble type, meaning that its major health-promoting effect is to add bulk to stool and help food move through the intestinal tract. The fiber content helps to protect the colon mucous membrane by decreasing exposure time and as well as binding to cancer causing chemicals in the colon. It prevents dietary LDL cholesterol absorption in the gut.

They contain many health benefitting flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants known as tannins. Tannins are known to have anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, and anti-hemorrhagic (prevent easy bleeding tendencies) properties.

Low Fat

Another health benefit of dates is that they are low fat. In 100 g of dates, only a fraction of a gram is saturated fats.
Muslims generally break their fast by eating dates. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is reported to have said: “Break your fast by eating dates as it is purifying.”

So go ahead have a few dates everyday whether dried or fresh as u wish just enjoy the benefits.............

Friday, 6 July 2012


Monsoon, the rainy season, in India is like a festival. After severe heat people are waiting for rain.People are  seen dancing and rejoicing in rains. But this is also a season for many diseases, infections and health problems. Due to sudden change in temperature, the immunity of our body becomes low and makes us susceptible to many diseases.

So if you really want to enjoy the monsoon season follow the following tips and be healthy.


1.Consume only boiled and filtered water, consume it within 24 hrs of boiling. Consumption of herbal teas, such as ginger and lemon tea, is advised during monsoon to keep flu away. Soups are counted among the safest food options during monsoon.

2.Wash all vegetables and fruits thoroughly, esp green leafy vegetables, cauliflower, broccoli, brinjal, roots and tubers which harbour larvae, worms and dust. Clean them under running water. Steaming them is the best way to get rid of germs. Soaking the greens in salt water for about 10minutes can help remove insects.
3.Avoid eating uncooked food as far as possible.

4.Freshly cooked food and freshly cut fruits and vegetables are the best bet during monsoons.

5.Eat in moderation as the body finds it harder to digest food during monsoons. Garlic, pepper, ginger, hing, jeera pd, turmeric and coriander help enhance digestion and improve immunity.

6.Non-vegetarians should prefer lighter preparations like soups and stews rather than heavy curries.

7.Avoid eating roadside uncooked foods like sandwiches, bhel, chaat, cut fruits, salad opt for steamed or fried food (if you are not overweight).

8. Avoid eating stale or left over food.

9. Clean chopping boards and dust cloths well before use. Wash your hands before handling food, after eating food, after visiting the toilet. Maintain good personal hygiene.

10. Use insect repellents, disinfectants and take precautions to stay away from mosquitoes, files, cockroaches termites etc. Use neem camphor or cloves.

Eat healthy to be hale and hearty this monsoon!