Plan a healthy 'date' this winter, with this wonderful fruit

Plan a healthy 'date' this winter, with this wonderful fruit
Khajur is date palm’s fruit. Madhura rasa or sweet in taste, it makes a great winter dainty. It bears plenty of goodness for your mind and body.

Rich source of nutrients
A good source of iron, it helps increase haemoglobin and increases the moistness of your blood tissues. A high fiber fruit, it also contains plenty of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, A1 & C. High quantities of vital elements such as manganese, magnesium, copper & selenium strengthens your bones and helps with muscle building.

Appetite and digestion
Dates are calorie dense, but do not carry any excess fat or cholesterol.
To boost appetite: Peel dry dates and heat its pulp in milk. Mash the pulp after cooking for a while and drink this nutritious milk every day.
To ease constipation: Eat a handful of dates daily to increase the bulk of stool and allay acidity. As a diuretic, these also increase urination.

A healthy body
High potassium and low sodium content help bring down cholesterol, maintaining a healthy heart and nervous system. To help with asthma, you should take two dry dates in the morning and evening every day.

Cold, cough and fever
To help cure cold and cough, cook a few dates in milk along with a piece of cardamom, a pinch of black pepper and a teaspoon of cow ghee. Drink this remedy at night.

Physical ailments
Leave kernels of dry dates on a wound for faster recovery. To stop excess oozing of blood, apply dates with castor oil on the wound. To cure a headache, make a paste of date seeds powder with water and apply for 15-20 minutes. In case of a heatstroke, you should drink date syrup diluted with water.

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