There has been a huge rumor spreading across through various online training websites with people calling themselves as ‘certified fitness experts’ like Lovely professionals and MBAs form top university such as Amity University and many more. Another problem is that you can not even question them, as they are so called ‘certified trainers’ and ‘experts’. The worst, common and idiotic advice that you get from these mentors is that you should not eat fruits as they contain high sugar. They do not understand the fact that fructose or fruit sugar is metabolised differently by the liver than simple sugar. Now they have added dry fruits to the list of banned foods. Dates are being called unhealthy. So here we will be clearing all your misconceptions about dates and to tell you how healthy they are, with science and proper logic.
Benefits of Dates : Nutritional Value of Dates.Dates provide a wide range of essential micronutrients. They are a very good source of dietary potassium. Of all the dried fruits, dates are amongst the richest in antioxidants. They help in reduction of oxidative damage to the body. Dates also contain vitamins like Vitamin A, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin K. It also contains minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, and zinc.
Other Benefits of Dates.Apart from being a rich source of vitamins and minerals, there are other benefits of dates too. Date consumption has been studied in relation to pregnant women and labour. According to a combined study published in Journal of Midwifery & Reproductive health, women who consumed dates regularly during their last few weeks of pregnancy, it helped them in facilitating cervical dilation as well as easy labour. Dates are also a good source of dietary fibre and may also relieve from problems like constipation.
Just because avoiding a food item is helping you in fat loss or weight loss, it doesn’t mean that the food item is unhealthy. It’s all about creating a calorie balance that will help you lose weight, not avoiding a certain food item. Your body fat and body weight will reduce even if you drink just water throughout the day. But is it the right way to do it? NO, that’s absolutely unhealthy. Also, just don’t focus only on the macros in the diet; a healthy diet is a combination of good macros as well as micros. So, the next time when you decide what to remove from your diet, see the whole nutritional content of the food item and don’t believe what these so-called mentors throw at you.