Dates are one of the finest nutritional foods are. They contain many important and beneficial nutrients, and are very useful for human health.
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever eats seven ‘ajwah dates in the morning, will not be harmed by any poison or witchcraft that day.” (Bukhari)
Healthy Iftar begins with dates, then a glass of water, then eat a hot dish of soup, salad and then the main meal. Of course, moderation in eating remains the key factor to good health.
Despite the many benefits of dates, it is very rich in calories. Nowadays, most of us do not move much after Iftar. Therefore, eating a moderate amount of dates will help you maintain healthy weight during Ramadan.
A Nutritious and Healthy Dates Recipe with Yogurt and Seeds.
Cup of yogurt, Greek or plain
Tablespoon Chia seeds
Two tablespoons of pumpkin seeds
Three dates, chopped
Combine a cup of yogurt with a tablespoon of chia seeds, two tablespoon pumpkin seeds and three chopped dates. Enjoy this nutritious recipe on Suhoor.