The potassium contained in dates is key to maintaining the normal functioning of the cardiovascular system, the doctor noted. It helps regulate blood pressure, controls water-salt balance and intervenes in muscle contraction.
“Magnesium influences the energy metabolism processes of cells and plays an important role in protein synthesis, necessary for tissue growth and repair. This mineral also promotes the health of the nervous system and helps the body cope with stress,” the doctor explained. to doctor Pedro.
Vitamin B6 in dates is involved in the synthesis of amino acids, and is also involved in the production of several important neurotransmitters: serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, which affect mood, sleep, appetite and ensure the normal functioning of the nervous system.
And the antioxidants in these fruits help fight free radicals produced in the body, which can damage cellular structures, including DNA.
Kashuh also highlighted the role of the fiber contained in dates. According to the expert, it helps regulate intestinal function, stimulating its peristalsis, and also serves as food for beneficial bacteria. In addition, fiber helps reduce the level of bad cholesterol in the blood.
At the same time, the gastroenterologist does not recommend eating dates in large quantities, especially for people who are overweight or prone to diabetes. According to her, it is enough to eat 3-4 dates a day, preferably in the first half of the day, since the sugar contained in the fruit stimulates the nervous system.
Previously, candidate of medical sciences, gastroenterologist and hepatologist Sergei Vyalov explained whether it is worth drinking water with lemon and counting on a change in the acidity of the stomach and the elimination of inflammation, which, if left untreated, is dangerous, including oncology.