Arabs call dates the bread of the desert. Indeed, they contain so many useful and nutritious substances that they will help you to survive without water and basic food for a long time.
Dates tone up and relieve fatigue, so they are useful for high physical and mental stress. They should be consumed regularly in the autumn-winter period and in early spring to prevent hypovitaminosis and colds, because dates strengthen the immune system, contain vitamins and minerals necessary for the body.
Dates are the healthiest food for the heart. The potassium contained in them has a beneficial effect on the heart muscle, and iron helps to resist anemia. This is especially important for the female body. Because iron deficiency anemia is more common in women who lose a lot of blood during periodic bleeding.
In addition, dates have a beneficial effect on the liver, kidneys, and intestines. They strengthen the intestines in disorders. This must be taken into account and not abused dates, because you can fix the intestines too much.
Dates are indispensable for the nervous system. They contain a valuable amino acid — tryptophan, which is involved in the production of serotonin and melatonin. It is these hormones that improve mood, calm the nerves. Melatonin is called the sleep hormone, so dates are recommended for insomnia as a natural sleeping pill.
Dates are also indispensable for the circulatory system, they enhance hematopoietic processes, raise hemoglobin levels and lower blood pressure.
However, remember: in order for dates to bring only benefits, it is recommended to eat no more than 10 pieces per day without mixing with other products.
Dates are widely used in cooking. Not only confectionery products are prepared from them, but also snacks.
date snack recipe
Dates — 20–25 pcs.
Goat cheese — 200 g
Peeled pistachios — 2/3 cup
Thyme — 3–4 sprigs (I used dried)
Peel pistachios and chop with a knife.
Grate the cheese on a fine grater, mix with pistachios and thyme leaves.
Cut each date along one side, remove the pit, stuff it, put it in a baking dish.
Bake at 180 degrees for 15 minutes.
Serve with red wine.
If you are preparing a picnic appetizer, then stuffed dates need to be wrapped in foil and they will only have to be baked on coals. This appetizer is good to satisfy your hunger while the kebab is being fried.
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