Benefits of dates

Three blessed sayings of the Beloved ﷺ Rasool

  • 1. Eating dates on an empty stomach kills intestinal worms. (Al-Jami’-us-Sagheer, pp. 398, Hadees 6394)
  • 2. ‘Ajwah date is from Jannah and contains a cure for poison. (Sunan-ut-Tirmizi, vol. 4, pp. 17, Hadees 2073)
  • 3. Eating dates prevents colic pain. (Kanz-ul-‘Ummal, vol. 10, pp. 12, Hadees 28191)
  • Imam Zahabi رَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى عَلَيْهِ says: If a pregnant woman is given dates to eat, she will give birth to a baby boy who will be good-looking, tolerant and gentle, إِنْ شَاء الله عَزَّوَجَنَّ )Madani Panj Surah, pp. 356(
  • Dates boiled in milk constitute a highly nutritional diet.
  • Dates are an effective medicine for jaundice.
  • Soaking dates in the water overnight and drinking it in the morning is very effective and inexpensive cure for heart attack and other heart diseases.
  1. Nutrient-Rich: Dates are packed with essential vitamins and minerals. A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of Medjool dates provides:
    • Calories: 277
    • Carbs: 75 grams
    • Fiber: 7 grams
    • Protein: 2 grams
    • Potassium: 15% of the Daily Value (DV)
    • Magnesium: 13% of the DV
    • Copper: 40% of the DV
    • Manganese: 13% of the DV
    • Iron: 5% of the DV
    • Vitamin B6: 15% of the DV
  2. High in Fiber:
    Dates are excellent for digestive health due to their nearly 7 grams of fiber per serving. They prevent constipation and promote regular bowel movements. Additionally, their low glycemic index helps control blood sugar levels
  3. Antioxidant Power:
    Dates contain various antioxidants that contribute to overall well-being and may reduce the risk of diseases.
  4. Heart Health:
    Rich in potassium and magnesium, dates help lower blood pressure and promote better heart function. They maintain a balance between sodium and potassium, reducing pressure on artery walls
  5. Brain Health:
    The nutrients in dates, including vitamin B6, support cognitive function and memory
  6. Cholesterol Control:
    Dates can lower bad cholesterol levels, benefiting heart health.
  7. Digestive System Health:
    Their fiber content aids in preventing constipation and maintaining regular bowel movements

Precautions of using dates

  • Eat no more than 5 Tola (approximately 60 grams) dates at a time.
  • When you are going to eat old dates, open and check them first from inside because sometimes there are small red worms.
  • Always wash dates before eating because some sellers apply mustard oil on dates to make them look shiny. Furthermore, surface of dates have marks of fly droppings too, so, always wash them before eating.

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