From medical science to Ayurveda, everywhere it has been accepted that dates (khajoor) have healing powers. If we go by the reports, dates came to us from now Iraq, though it was first used by Egyptians to make wine in early days. With more than at least 30 varieties available around the world, they are sub-categorized as soft, semi-dry, and dry. According to experts, the differentiation is made according to the glucose, sucrose, and fructose content. It is important to note that all the varieties are equally good for the human body and it is recommended to be consumed extensively during winters to keep the body warm and protect it from all sorts of infections.

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2. Effective against cold

 Effective against cold

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3. Keeps the body warm

Keeps the body warm

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4. Regulates blood pressure

 Regulates blood pressure

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5. Reduces arthritis pain

Reduces arthritis pain

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During winters, the best way to treat cold is through dates. All you need to do is to boil water, along with 2-3 pieces of dates, a pinch of black pepper, cardamom powder. Boil the concoction and drink right before going to bed. See the magic the next morning.Dates are rich in fibre, iron, calcium, vitamins and magnesium that make it a perfect choice to keep the body warm during the winter season. It is recommended to consume it with warm milk every morning.It has been proven that rich magnesium and potassium content found in dates are considered a bliss for regulating blood pressure. Health experts recommend those suffering from blood pressure issues to eat 5-6 dates every day to regulate blood pressure.In India, due to extreme weather change arthritis is a common problem that people of middle age face during winters. According to experts, consuming dates regularly during this season helps in easing arthritis pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

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