Gastroenterologist Kashuh called dates a superfood for the heart and intestines. How many fruits can you eat per day?

According to gastroenterologist Ekaterina Kashukh, dates are considered a superfood for their high content of nutrients, especially potassium and magnesium. These microelements are especially beneficial for the heart and blood vessels. Dates are sometimes called core food.

Magnesium affects the processes of energy metabolism in cells and plays an important role in protein synthesis – this is necessary for tissue growth and repair, said medic.

Vitamin B6, contained in dates, is involved in the synthesis of amino acids and the production of serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, which affect mood, sleep, and appetite.

Dates have a lot of fiber, which helps regulate intestinal function, stimulating its peristalsis. It also helps reduce the level of bad cholesterol in the blood.

Dates should not be overused, they are very high in calories and increase blood sugar levels. It is enough to eat 3-4 dates a day, preferably in the first half of the day, a specialist advises.

More details about potassium:

Regulates the liquid level. Potassium helps manage water levels in cells and tissues, which is especially important for proper heart and kidney function.

Supports heart health. Proper potassium levels reduce the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.

Improves muscle function. Potassium is necessary for normal muscle contraction and maintenance of muscle health. Helps prevent muscle cramps.

Potassium helps strengthen bones and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Helps absorb calcium, which is the main building block of bones.

Regulates blood sugar levels. Helps improve cellular sensitivity to insulin and may be beneficial for diabetics.

Supports kidney health. May also help reduce the risk of kidney stones.

In addition to dates, bananas, potatoes, avocados, spinach, walnuts and milk are rich in potassium.

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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.