According to tradition, dates have anti-inflammatory properties with particular benefits on the respiratory tract: it is enough to put 100g dates to boil in 500ml water for some minutes, add honey and then drink.
Fresh dates are a very energising food, very useful to replenish mineral nutrients, in particular for people doing sport, children and, in general, for all those who have quite an active life.
Dates contain several vitamins: vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, vitamin K and J. They also contain some vitamin C and vitamin E. As for sugars, they contain dextrose, fructose, maltose and sucrose. The main amino acids are aspartic acid, glutamic acid, arginine, alanine, glycine, leucine, lysine, serine and valine.
Dates are very rich in potassium, with even higher amounts than bananas, and this is why they help reduce and balance the levels of fluids in the body, besides contributing to ensure a good functioning of the cardiovascular system. At the same time, phosphorus helps our brain functions.