Dr. Anzhelika Duval, a Russian nutritionist, said that dates are a healthy food, but eating them in excess leads to weight gain.
In an interview with Radio Sputnik, the expert pointed out that dates are a healthy food product, but it depends on their quantity and quality, so she explains how to choose and eat dates.
According to her, dates are rich in dietary fiber, which positively affects the intestines and intestinal microbiome, and dates improve sleep and skin condition.
She says: “Dates contain a high percentage of silicon, which stimulates the production of collagen, which is essential for the skin and beauty of women. Dates also contain a good amount of chromium, which enhances insulin function and regulates glucose levels in the body. Dates also contain the amino acid tryptophan, which has a positive effect on mood.” Useful for those who have sleep problems.
And he adds: Dates are high in calories, making them an important source of energy. However, increasing it in the diet leads to weight gain. They also contain a lot of sugar, so under certain circumstances they can complicate the work of the gastrointestinal tract.
And she says: “Dates are best eaten alone or with fruits and vegetables so that they are absorbed naturally and do not remain in any part of the digestive system and do not cause gas formation. Therefore, I recommend eating 3-4 dates a day, and better in in the morning, because when taken before bed, the sugar will continue to be digested during the night, which puts a strain on the digestive system.”
According to her, people with diabetes can eat dates after the approval of the attending physician. He advises washing dates before eating.
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