Are you eating too many dates on a raw food diet?


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23 thoughts on “Are you eating too many dates on a raw food diet?

  1. I have been limiting my dates to about 6-8 a day, I thought I was eating
    way too many,lol. This is exactly what i wanted to hear.

  2. i was eating dates and had eaten about 3-5 and my grandma said “DON’T EAT
    MORE OF THEM, THEY’RE SO HEAVY, U’LL FEEL SICK!!!” LoL :^D

  3. <——- eating 15 lbs dates/month at the moment. BUT it is winter and i
    can't find much ripe fruit right now. doing 'raw oatmeal' (3 apples, 1
    banana & a few dates in VitaMix. YUM) a good bit.. and i'm mono-mealing
    dates every few days for breakfast. yes, i'm straight-up eating lots of
    them + drinking water. but i am waiting on other fruit to come in season
    (berries, peaches, mangoes, watermelon). honestly, i don't forsee eating
    dates nearly as much in spring-summer. 

  4. how can people be stupid enough to be vegans. It is a stupid fad and not a
    sustainable diet as news flash humans are omnivores. There is a bucket full
    of evidence to supportsthat if you do the slightest bit of research into
    it. 

  5. Yea!!! I like your advise. I am vegan and was afraid to eat too many dates.
    Not anymore, after seeing you as example.

  6. I just to think if I had to eat one thing only for the rest of my life it
    would be KFC….. But after I found dates and bananas, Dam would would
    blend that shit up and inject it straight in my veins hahah

  7. Gluten makes you fat and sick, not dates. I am eating dates even more than
    17 (don’t judge me, I’m an addict), but my food is 100% gluten free. :)

  8. Michael Arnstein +TheFruitarian says when he swtiched to 811RV, he got no
    cavities. But when he switched to eating dates while running he had 26
    CAVITIES! 26! I persoanlly find I feel best getting SOME of my water from
    my food. I drink a lot of water, but i find that doesn’t compensate for
    eating dry and low water content foods all the time. 

  9. I bought a few massive bags of dates and was worried that it would give me
    too much vitamin or something.

    Dates are awesome! My favorite snack next to sunflower seeds :D

  10. Healing by Dates

    Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) gave a special attention for Dates as part of the
    believer’s diet especially during the Holy month Ramadan…..

    Allah Almighty mentioned Palm trees many times in the Quraan, and made it
    the food of the dwellers of Paradise, So what are the secrets of this great
    nutriment? Is it possible to think of using dates as remedy for some
    diseases? What do scientists of today say about dates?

    Dates are one of the most nourishing fruits and It’s called sometimes
    “Bread of Desert”, More than two third of dates’ weight is natural sugar.
    This fruit was highly esteemed by the ancient civilizations more than 5000
    years ago; ancient Egyptians considered dates as a symbol of fertility,
    while the Romans and the Greeks used it to ornament their stately triumph
    pageants [1]. Today, dates are widely-grown in the Arabian Peninsula, Iran,
    Egypt, Iraq, Spain, Italy and the United States. There are more than 600
    varieties of dates [2].

    Next, we are going to explore the usefulness of dates to humans throughout
    the different stages of their lives.

    Dates and the Prebirth period

    Dates stimulate the uterus by regulating And brisking it’s contractions
    which facilitate delivery. The uterus is a relatively large muscular organ
    and it urgently requires an adequate supply of natural sugar during labor
    and delivery. Being laxative, dates are essential for pregnant women before
    delivery in order to purge the colon and intestine and to facilitate
    delivery. The miraculousness of the Quranic verse shows evidently as Allah
    tells Mary: (And shake the trunk of the palm tree towards thee – thou wilt
    cause ripe dates to fall upon thee) [Mariam – 25]

    Nutriment and medicine for children

    Dates contain natural sugar which is easily absorbed and digested, thus, it
    is safe and comforting for children’s stomach and intestine. And the dates
    juice is useful especially if we mix it with Milk to become very nourishing
    and restorative drink for children and adults. Dates and honey paste is
    used for the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery in children but it should
    be taken three times a day.

    This paste also comforts and hardening the gums during teething and
    facilitates the process.

    It is advisable to purchase the good varieties of dates and to wash them
    thoroughly before use especially when used as food or remedy for children.
    Here, we should mention the prophetic tradition of (Al Tahneek); rubbing
    the newborn’s mouth with a well-chewed date and feeding him with it.
    Science has proved that giving the newborn some sugar dissolved in water
    provides the child with the necessary nutrition and improves their immunity
    against diseases.

    And when we know that sugar in dates is the most easily absorbed and
    digested type of sugar so it will be suitable nutriment for newborns but
    the dates should be well-chewed or soaked in water to be easy for the
    newborn to take. This proves that the great prophet (PBUH) preceded today’s
    doctors to this type of nutrition. It’s no wonder that he preceded them as
    he is the messenger of their God.

    An effective treatment for constipation

    Dates can be used in the treatment of intestinal disturbances and it also
    helps the intestine perform their function effectively, and helps
    establishing a colony of friendly bacteria in the intestines. Dates are
    also highly beneficial in the treatment of constipation as the roughage
    provided by it stimulates sluggish bowels. They should be immersed in water
    at night and taken after making them into fine syrup the next morning to
    secure laxative effect [3].

    A Remedy for Sexual Debility

    Date syrup can be used as a treatment for weak heart. It can also be use
    for the treatment of sexual weakness. When it’s mixed with milk and honey,
    dates can be used as a tonic for the treatment of sexual disturbances for
    both sexes, And such syrup strengthens the body and raises its energy
    levels. The elderly would benefit from this syrup too. It improves their
    stamina and purges their bodies from the toxins that have accumulated in
    their cells along the years.

    An Ideal Nutriment for Fasters

    It was very weird that western physicians who treat their patients by
    fasting advise them by taking the natural sugar in fruits and water when
    breaking the fast [4]. And when we know that dates contain a high ratio of
    such easily-absorbed sugar then dates and water are the best nutriments for
    fasters.

    Here we remember the Hadith of our prophet (PBUH) : (When any of you breaks
    his fasting he should eat dates cause dates are blessing, if he didn’t find
    dates then drink water cause water is purifying) [Narrated by Abo
    Dawood].Here we see that the prophet (PBUH) showed us the principles of
    effective fasting, by eating dates and drinking water at breakfast
    centuries before Westerns.

    The prophetic wisdom out of having Dates for breakfast might be reduce the
    hunger and consequently, reduce the amounts of food consumed; therefore the
    fasting will be effective and useful. And if we remember that fasting
    consider the best weapon to excise toxics out of the body, then having
    dates ( toxin-resistive ) when you break your fast represent a real
    integrated treatment against weakness and fatigue resulted from the
    accumulation of toxic chemicals and heavy metals in the cells of the body.

    A Treatment for Obesity

    The wide variety of nutritious elements in dates makes it hunger-resistive!
    And when we know that the cause behind Obesity is a persisting feeling of
    hunger and an appetite for food which drives a person to consume larger
    amounts of fats and sugar when he eat his meal. So treatment by eating few
    dates when feeling hungry helps reduce hunger and be filled. These dates
    will provide the body with the necessary sugar and stimulate the intestine
    which reduce hunger greatly, and eventually, reduce food consumption. The
    miraculousness of the prophet’s saying shows as he said: (A household that
    has dates doesn’t feel hunger) [narrated by Muslim]. We can conclude that
    dates can be used to treat Obesity!.

    A Remedy for Lever and Inflammations

    Dates remedy Lever and purge it from toxins, Breaking the fast with dates,
    is one of the most magnificent of natural remedies for the maintenance and
    purging the Lever from accumulated toxins. And also drinking dates juice
    could be used in the treatment of sore throat, various types of fever,
    rhinorrhia and common cold [5].

    A Remedy for Intoxication

    Dates are an excellent remedy for alcoholic intoxication. In such a case,
    drinking water in which fresh dates have been rubbed or soaked will bring
    quick relief[3]. Here we’d like to mention one of the prophet’s (PBUH)
    Hadith in which he referred to dates as a remedy for intoxication. Prophet
    (PBUH) said: (Who eats 7 pressed dates in the morning, will not be
    inflected with witchcraft or poisoning that day) [Narrated by Abu Dawood].
    If we deeply study the medical implications of the Hadith, we realize its
    miraculousness:

    1- The prophet (PBUH) used the number 7. This number has significance in
    the universe, the Quran and the prophetic tradition. It’s enough to know
    that the first number mentioned in the Quran was Number 7.

    2- Seven dates weigh approximately 100 grams which provides a sufficient
    intake of a wide variety of minerals, salts and vitamins for the body.

    3- This amount is sufficient to purge the body from the accumulated toxins
    in the cells; like heavy metals, lead as an example. The accumulation of
    toxins has increased nowadays due to widespread water, air and food
    pollution.

    4- The Hadith implicitly referred to the toxins entering the body as
    (Poison). He also indicated that eating dates reduces the dangers such
    toxins impose the body to.

    5- As for the word (Witchcraft); only God knows what was meant with it.

    6- The Hadith doesn’t imply that taking poison after eating seven dates
    would be completely harmless, In fact, doing this deliberately is
    considered as harming one’s self on purpose and this is forbidden in Islam.
    But we have to undersand that Hadith means that eating seven dates each
    morning reduces the harmful effects of toxicants. In order to make the
    process more effective, regularity with eating seven dates in the morning
    should be maintained. As our Prophet (PBUH) asked us to do.

    And we should understand from the Hadith that eating dates everyday
    regularly And in order will effect our psychological state and make it more
    stable, God only know the truth.

    Date in numbers:

    Having high medical and nutritious value, dates are expected to be the best
    food for the future. Dates contain as high a percentage as 88% of
    carbohydrate (starch), (2.5-5%) of fat, (2.3-5.6%) of Protein and
    (6.4-11.5%) of Vitamins and dietary fibre. The flesh contains (0.2 – 5%) of
    oil, whereas the seed’s weight is (7.7 -9.7%) oil. The weight of the seed
    is (6.6 – 14.2%) of the date’s weight.

    Dates contain Vitamins A, B1 and B2, And contain Fluorine who defeats teeth
    decay. Other minerals that are found in various proportions in dates
    include boron, calcium, cobalt, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese,
    potassium, phosphorous, sodium and zinc. Additionally, the seeds contain
    aluminum, cadmium, chloride, lead and sulphur in various proportions.
    Selenium, element believed to help prevent cancer and important in immune
    function, is also found in dates.

    For all of the previously mentioned benefits, date is the ideal food for
    the future. The fruit’s production has increased 3 times over 40 years,
    whereas the world population has only doubled, an indication to the rapid
    growth of the production of this ideal fruit[1].

    Conclusion

    Dear Believer if you are feeling weak, don’t hesitate to take 7 dates in
    the morning as the prophet (PBUH) recommended. those Seven dates weigh
    around 70 gm, so if you take them, then you actually took 70 milligrams of
    calcium- which is very useful for the bones, joints and nerves, 35
    milligrams of phosphorus which is nutritious to the brain and 7 milligrams
    of iron which is strengthens the body in general and the heart in
    particular.

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