15 Amazing Benefits Of Dry Dates (Chuara) For Skin, Hair And Health September 15, 2016

Date fruit or Phoenix Dactylifera is one of the most nutritious foods that can either be taken fresh or consumed after drying. Dry dates, also known as ‘Chuara‘ in Hindi, ‘Endu Kharjuram‘ in Telugu, ‘Pericham Pinju‘ in Tamil,  ‘Vana kharjura‘ in Kannada, ‘Sookno Khejur‘ in Bengali, ‘Kharik‘ in Marathi and ‘Kharek‘ in Gujarati. Dry dates are known to be an all-in-one natural remedy for a number of health-related problems.

From boosting your energy levels to taking care of your cardiovascular health, date fruits have multifaceted benefits to offer. You can also consume them for enhancing your beauty. Get an insight into the benefits of dry dates for health, skin and hair.

Dry Dates Benefits for Health

1. Improves Overall Health:

Dry dates are considered to be a gold mine of vitamins. They contain a wide range of vitamins including Vitamin A, C, E, K, B2, B6, niacin and thiamin. These vitamins are vital for our health and wellness. Therefore, consuming dry dates is beneficial for improving our overall health.

2. Source of Essential Minerals:

Dry dates also have all essential minerals like iron, potassium, selenium, magnesium, phosphorous and copper, without which our body cells cannot perform their regular activities.

3. Rich Iron Source:

Dry dates are a great source of iron, one of the most vital minerals in a body. Iron is a major component in red blood corpuscles or haemoglobin and plays a key role in maintaining the amount of blood cells as well as regulating the flow of oxygen in the body. Hence, people who suffer from anaemia (decrease in blood cells) can get immense benefits from dry dates.

4. Rich Calcium Content:

Calcium content in dry dates is very high. Calcium, being a crucial element of our skeletal system, is necessary for keeping our bones and teeth safe and strong. So, including a handful of dates in your daily diet will be a great choice to stay away from bone problems (osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, etc.) and dental problems (tooth decay).

5. Heals Bowel Illnesses:

The dietary fiber in dry dates is known to heal constipation effectively. They can keep our colon clear by increasing the amount of fecal matter. They also act as laxatives and facilitate the movement of bowel within our body.

6. Benefits Cardiovascular System:

The effects of dry dates on our cardiovascular system are also quite appreciated by the experts. They are really low in fat and contain no cholesterol. Moreover, they are capable of controlling the level of low-density lipoprotein or bad cholesterol in our bloodstream. Low sodium and high potassium content of dry dates are also extensively beneficial for keeping the blood pressure under control.

7. Excellent Anti-Oxidant:

Several researches have shown that dry dates possess excellent anti-oxidative properties, which make our digestion smoother and keep our stomach healthy. Being full of essential amino acids as well as soluble and insoluble fibers, they increase the secretion of digestive juices and enhance the absorption of foodstuffs. Apart from these, dry dates are also beneficial in curing disorders like acidity, stomach ulcers, heart burn and colitis.

8. Improves Muscle Strength:

Another amazing aspect of eating dry dates is increased muscle strength. They have significant effects on our heart muscles and are known to make our heart stronger. Pregnant women should consume dry dates regularly as they can strengthen uterus muscles and make the birth of the child easier.

9. Great Energy Booster:

Dry dates consist of a huge amount of natural sugar (glucose and fructose), which eventually makes them a great energy booster. You can enhance your physical stamina to a greater extent with the help of these nourishing fruits.

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10. Packed with Calories:

If you have an over-slimming problem, dry dates will be ideal for you. They are packed with calories and hence, you can gain adequate muscles without putting on much weight.

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Benefits of Dry Dates for Skin:

11. Repairs Damaged Skin Cells:

Dry dates are a natural resource of Vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid. It is highly beneficial for skin cells as it can repair damage caused by free radicals. So, if you want to get firm and naturally beautiful skin, dry dates can be a good aid.

12. Maintains Healthy Skin:

The Vitamin A content of dry dates is helpful to maintain the health of our skin. It can eliminate dry and dead skin cells, and regenerate fresh and new ones. Consequently, we get healthy, bright and glowing skin.

13. Fights Ageing & Promotes Skin Youthfulness:

We have already talked about the anti-oxidative properties of dry dates. These are advantageous for our skin too. As our skin gets rid of free radicals, it becomes firm and toned. In short, dry dates help us fight against untimely ageing and make us youthful.

Loaded with vital nutrients, dried dates can nourish our skin and improve its texture. Regular consumption of these fruits can result in smoother and fairer skin.

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Benefits of Dry Dates for Hair:

14. Maintains Hair Health:

Vitamin B5 present in dry dates is helpful in maintaining the health of our tresses. By including this superfood in your daily diet, you can prevent a number of hair problems like brittle hair, split ends, and so on.

15. Nourishes Hair Roots & Scalp:

If you are suffering from excessive hair fall, dry dates can be of great help. It provides nourishment to hair roots as well as scalp and makes your hairs stronger. Thus, we can flaunt our silky and shiny hair.

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  • Poonam Alberts

    I have benefited a lot from dates and would recommend it for kids also…..it helps in gaining weight ..and maintaining overall health

    • Nilankeeeta Roy Chowdhury

      You are absolutely right Poonam… :) ..even I’ve gained a few kilos by eating dates regularly.

      • Jacqueline

        How many dates did u take per day ??

  • Ali

    Dates are also great for pregnant women, as stipulated in the Holly Koran about 1400 years ago.

  • Anewchris

    I enjoyed this piece but please does date affect sugar level, positively or negatively?

  • thaj

    Perfect dietary. .eating dates years..I can see the benefits !

  • David Odoom

    Can I plant dates on clay soil?

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Thank you Abhi !! for sharing those useful info and tips. Excess consumption of dates may lead to stomach gas, stomach pain, diarrhoea and tooth decay. Hence they should be consumed in moderation.

  • Rehan Ahmad

    Can i use it Am Doing Workout for loosing weight. Please reply

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Rehan, date may not be a very good fruit choice if you are trying to lose weight. While they are high in fiber, which can help with weight loss, they are also relatively high in calories and energy density. If you are following a reduced-calorie diet to try to lose weight, you won’t be able to fit many dates into your meal plan without going over your recommended calories for the day. However you can enjoy having few dates every now and then by adding it to your fresh fruit salad or a cup of milk. But remember, not to go overboard. Just limit the quantity as much as possible.