Benefits of Including Red Dates into Your Diet

Benefits of Including Red Dates into Your Diet

Jujube fruit, also known as Red Date, is native to Southern Asia but has become popular around the world.

Rich in Antioxidants

Red dates are rich in several antioxidant compounds, primarily flavonoids, polysaccharides, and triterpenic acids. They also contain high levels of vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant as well.

Antioxidants are compounds that can prevent and reverse damage caused by excess free radicals.

Free radical damage is thought to be a major contributor to several chronic conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers.

May improve sleep and brain function

Red dates are widely used in alternative medicine to improve sleep quality and brain function. Emerging research suggests their unique antioxidants may be responsible for these effects.

May boost immunity and fight cancer cells 

Red dates may boost immunity and fight the growth of cancer cells.

One test-tube study noted that jujube polysaccharides, which are natural sugars with antioxidant properties, may fend off free radicals, neutralize harmful cells, and decrease inflammation. 

Decreased levels of inflammation and free radicals can help prevent chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes.

Red dates are also rich in vitamin C, which is thought to have powerful anti-cancer properties. 

Researchers believe that these benefits are primarily a result of the antioxidant compounds in the fruit.

Include a couple of red dates regularly into your diet to benefit from all the goodness! Try RUCHA Remedies' [renew] blend with red dates, rose, black mulberries and black goji.


What is Jujube Fruit? Nutrition, Benefits and Uses  in Healthline. Updated August 23, 2019, by SaVanna Shoemaker, MS, RDN, LD

Jujube Fruit: Evidence-Based Health Benefits + Nutrition Facts August 6, 2021 by Ravi Teja Tadimalla in StyleCraze 

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