In some places of India dates are used for making fruit sugar (jaggery or gur), and candies. Their nutritional value is very high, and sweet taste makes them an attractive and satisfying meal.
Dates give us strength, endurance, increase life expectancy and sexual potency. Therefore, those whose bodies are exhausted because of excessive sexual activity, those who often fall into depression, and people suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, should eat as much dates as possible daily for a few months.
Sugar contained in dates digest easily and contains quite a lot of calories. Anyone who wants to increase his strength must eat every day from 15 to 20 dates after a meal. Such a person should also drink daily at least half a liter of milk and do physical exercises. Then after forty days he will feel a surge of energy, determination and optimism.
The combination of milk, cream and dates also makes a great breakfast for those who suffer from anemia or feels general weakness.
Those who have troubles because of morning constipations should drink a glass of boiled milk with 4-5 dates before bedtime. Dates contain lots of vitamins A, B and C, and this combination lets the body resist various viruses and infections.
Dates also contain proteins, minerals, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, iron, thiamine, niacin and riboflavin, through which they literally charge the body with energy. Dates can be used in many dishes, including sweet and vegetable dishes, spices and sour chutney.
Dates provide cleansing effect on the digestive system, resolving mucus, so they are especially useful at chest diseases and coughing. Dates strengthen heart, liver, and kidneys.
They also promote development of nerve endings of the brain and increases appetite.
Eating dates regularly improves intestinal micro flora, promoting generation of good bacteria in it.
Dates have potentially acidic nature. In this way they maintain the acid balance in the body and nourish the blood.