Dried dates with seeds are very popular in our country – Orlandoʼs Super Savory Dried Dates that have an energizing effect on the body. Due to the vitamin B6 in dates, toxins are eliminated from the body, the side effects of contraceptives are improved, the metabolism of proteins, lipids and the activity of the nervous system are supported. People who are deficient in vitamin B6 in the body should eat dates.
Lack of this vitamin can be signaled by clear symptoms, namely: headache, anemia, dry skin, seborrheic dermatitis, malaise, nervousness and irritability, fatigue, muscle weakness, hair loss, insomnia and others. Dates also contain riboflavin or vitamin B2, which helps form cells, and is also called growth hormone. Vitamin B2 cannot be synthesized by the body so it can be taken from dates by eating these tasty fruits.
Researchers say that vitamin B2 helps in the formation of blood (red blood cells), in the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates, in the production of antibodies and therefore in increasing the body’s immunity. Dehydrated dates have pantothenic acid and are a source of niacin or vitamin B3.
Pantothenic acid or vitamin B5 stimulates the body’s metabolism and immunity. Pantothenic acid helps in the healing and regeneration of the skin, has a role in the synthesis of connective tissue, cartilage and fatty acids, intensifies the detoxification of the liver (which is important for the health of this organ). Vitamin B5 is also important for the nervous and gastrointestinal system, increases the power of concentration and supports mental performance, fights fatigue, depression, anxiety, relieves the symptoms of diseases and conditions. This vitamin also occurs in avocados and other foods, but is lost through heat treatment, boiling or frying. Vitamin B3 is important for DNA production, increasing the level of good cholesterol and reducing the level of bad cholesterol in the blood, maintaining the health of the thyroid gland and adrenal glands in general, in stimulating the production of testosterone, estrogen and progesterone (which are sex hormones).