Dates grow on the Date Palm Tree in massive clusters. These sweet little treats can be found in warm regions throughout the world, including the Middle East, California and even Florida. There are a wide variety of ways to enjoy eating your dates from simply baking them and enjoying them plain to adding them to your favorite sweet and salty dessert. Yet for all of their versatility, dates offer more than just a boost of flavor to your favorite meal. As it turns out, dates can be incredibly beneficial to your body in a number of different ways. Like most healthy food items, people get to wondering what will happen if you eat them every single day. Well, today you are going to find out! Let’s take a close look at what happens to your body when you eat three dates every day for an entire week!
1. Reduced Risk Of Colon Cancer
First and foremost, we need to talk about how much of an impact that dates can have on your body. Dates are incredibly beneficial to your digestive system and anyone with GI problems can attest to how important these benefits are. Dates are comprised of potassium, manganese, iron, potassium, protein, and fiber. The fiber, specifically, is important for improving the way that food moves through your digestive tract. Yet, improving your digestion isn’t the point that we are trying to make.
According to a study put together by the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, the frequent consumption of dates can be directly tied to enhanced health benefits for your colon. As you consume more dates, you’ll find that more ‘good bacteria’ will begin to grow. With more ‘good bacteria’ filling up your colon, you’ll be able to push back against the potential for colon cancer. Hearing of food that can fight against any kind of cancer will interest us, so we obviously believe in the benefits that regular date consumption can provide. Cancer isn’t a joke and colon cancer specifically is incredibly dangerous. If you want to spruce up your meals while fighting one of the worst cancers around, grab a handful of dates on your way to work.
2. Long Lasting Energy
When you hear about high-level athletes following a special kind of diet in order to improve their performance, you have the right to be skeptical. However, when Novak Djokovic, one of the best tennis players of all time, admitted to eating dates during his matches, we perked our ears up. As it turns out, the regular consumption of dates can help to give you long-lasting energy. Not only are dates filled with all of the different nutrients that we highlighted above, but they are also packed with natural sugars and antioxidants. Whether you are trying to avoid your afternoon crash at work or you want to bring a little more energy to the gym, a handful of dates can help to get the job done.
As it turns out, dates are low on the glycemic index while also being stacked with carbohydrates. Foods that are low on the glycemic index tend to not leave you ‘crashing’ after the food wears off. Dates are stacked with fructose and fiber and the slow release of their energy is ideal for when you are trying to get through your day. The low GI index that we pointed out above also means that you won’t deal with the sudden departure of energy. The next time that you want to grab an energy bar, you might be better off reaching for a couple of dates.
3. Digestive Health Improvements
We already talked a little bit about the impact that dates can have on your digestive tract, so let’s dig into the concept a little bit deeper. The nutritional makeup of dates makes them a great food to eat when you want to get your GI back on track, pun intended. Dates are filled with fiber. In fact, just a single cub of fiber can account for 50% of your suggested daily allotment. It’s easy to see how dates can have an impact, but what do the scientists and nutritionists say?
According to a report compiled by the British Journal of Nutrition, regular every-day consumption of dates can lead to dramatic improvement in the health of your stool and the frequency of your bowel movements. According to the study we just referenced, the magic number for GI health is roughly 7 dates per day. If you are someone who has trouble getting in your daily fiber or if you have problems with your digestive system, consider adding dates to your diet.
4. You’ll Fight Depression
Everything that goes on in your life is a result of something that is happening in your brain. Depression can be triggered by issues with your serotonin. Serotonin levels can be corrected by prescription drugs from your doctor but it can also be improved by eating foods with certain nutrients. Dates, for example, are fruits with a quality ratio of tryptophan to phenylalanine as well as leucine. Additionally, eating dates on a regular basis can help to improve your norepinephrine levels which can also impact whether or not you get impacted by depression. Lower norepinephrine levels have been linked to a host of problems including depression and ADHD.kw: serotonin, norepinephrine, depression
5. Treatment For Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids aren’t a ton of fun to talk about but they are a real problem for countless people throughout the world. Hemorrhoids are veins that can be found in your rectum and anus. When swollen and inflamed, you need to reduce constipation or else you’ll be in quite a bit of pain. While a doctor’s guidance is helpful when dealing with hemorrhoids, adjustments to your diet are one of the first approaches you should take to dealing with the issue. As it turns out, dates help to improve your level and quality of bowel movements which will, in turn, improve your problem with hemorrhoids.
6. Cure Your Achy Breaky Heart
We aren’t talking about your latest romantic fling, so sorry for getting your hopes up. Instead, we are talking about your cardiovascular system which includes your heat. Eating several dates a day can help to improve the quality of your cardiovascular system which will, in turn, lower your chances of having a heart attack. Foods with bad cholesterol can lead to dangerous levels of LDL. Fruits like dates are filled with potassium which helps to regulate your cholesterol. High levels of potassium will lower your risk of all sorts of cardiovascular-related issues.
7 Of The Most Restricted Places On Earth
Life is so open these days that you can barely contemplate the notion of privacy. There was, however, once a time when you could enjoy a day, or even a week, without the neighbors knowing what you had to eat or drink. While most establishments and communities are becoming more transparent by the day, these seven areas are steadily holding to the notion that less information and exposure is more in this world.
1. Club 33
This secret spot was originally a restaurant in Disneyland. Now, it serves as the ultimate hotspot reserved only for the significant people in the world. One hundred people allegedly applied for membership to the exclusive club but not before showing proof that they had $25,000 in the bank to pay for an association.
2. Vatican Secret Archives
Italy has many beautiful spots and the Vatican Secret Archives is undoubtedly one incredible place to visit. The problem is that few, if any, will ever get to see the extensive collection of publications since the Pope has to give his stamp of approval for every person who wants to stop by for a tour. You can only view books and articles older than 75 years old, but it would still make for a great trip.
This town in Bashkortostan only has 17,000 residents and doesn’t invite visitors to tour its region often. Secretive Russian companies have serious business in Mezhgorye, which is why the federal government strictly monitors who comes in and leaves.
4. Snake Island
Brazil is such a beautiful place, but not every part of the quarters is accessible to the general public. Snake Island is off limits to human beings due to the island being inhabited by the world’s deadliest snakes. Defy these orders, and you could die.
5. Area 51
Area 51 is quite possibly one of the most controversial places in the United States. The space is officially regarded as a military installation post, but several theorists have thought the spot to be the breeding ground for UFOs and other out-of-this-world phenomena.
Sealand is not officially recognized as its own nation, but it kind of is a territory to itself. HavenCo is just off the coast of Suffolk, England, and allegedly holds some of the world’s most pertinent data. You kind of need to be invited to the getaway to see all of its wonders. It wouldn’t be wise to hold your breath waiting for an invite, though.
Bahnhof is also recognized as Wikileaks, Sweden. You know, Wikileaks, which led to a serious uproar from which the world has yet to recover. The good news is that this spot is located in the white mountain of the country, which is beautiful to no end. The scary news is that Wikileaks is surrounded by armor that makes its capable of withstanding a nuclear attack. Would you want to work in an institution as such?
It would be great to visit any one of these places but don’t count on a ticket to view any of these spectacular spots.
Man’s Not so Friendly Best Friend- Forty of The Feistiest Dog Breeds Around
Are you looking for a four-legged friend? Dogs can be one of the best options when considering a pet. They are smart, loyal, and affectionate, especially when you adopt them as pups. One of the best things that you can do before choosing your canine companion is research because not all dogs are created the same. Like people, all dogs have their own individaul and unique personality, but lets take a look at some of our canine companion that are known for being fiesty.
Wolf Hybrids are the offspring of a domestic dog and a grey wolf. Because of their instinctual nature, Wolf Hybrids are extremely territorial and like to roam. Experts suggest that one should only consider a hybrid if they can invest the time, energy, and money it takes for training and upkeep, as they can be high maintenance.
Thousands of Years Old Penguin Colony Has Disappeared
Recently, there was a tragic sea-ice collapse in the Antarctic. As a result, thousands of emperor penguins are presumed to be dead. These birds were said to be raising their chicks on a massive chunk of ice. Two years ago, a major storm hit the Wendell Sea. This caused the ice to weaken, and thousands of baby penguins drowned. According to officials with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), as the Antarctic continues to warm up, experts are worried that there will be more incidents like this in the future.
The Emperor Penguin
The emperor penguin is the tallest and heaviest of all penguins. The ice where they raise their young needs to be incredibly sturdy. Between April and December, the ice has to be strong enough to hold the weight of thousands of birds. Since we don’t have people out in this area, the BAS relies on satellite images to check up on the penguin. They have confirmed that the entire colony is gone. Because this species is near extinction, this was a significant loss.
The Satellite Image
It was Dr. Peter Fretwell, a member of BAS, who first looked at the satellite image and discovered that the colony was no longer there. He says that part of his job is to look at the images from the satellites to check on the condition of the ice and the creatures that live there. Initially, he thought that he was looking at the wrong image when he saw that the penguins were gone. When he double checked and saw that he was looking at the correct image, he was devastated. There were thousands of penguins on the ice the day before. Penguins can breathe underwater, but they can hold their breath underwater for a long time. After falling into the water with no ice to stand on, it was just a matter of time before the thousands of penguins died.
Dr. Fretwell believes that the weakening of the ice and the warmer waters will put the existence of the emperor penguin in great danger. Because our oceans are warming up at such a rapid rate, the ice is melting just as quickly. He says that the emperor penguin isn’t the only animal at risk due to the warming of the oceans. Polar bears are also in danger. When a female polar bear gives birth, she hunts on the sea ice. She needs it to travel to different regions looking for food. If there is less sea ice, the females will need to go longer without food. This can hinder their reproductive success and their fat storage. If the summer ice completely disappears, the polar bears will need to live on land, which can put their survival at considerable risk.
The walrus and several species of seals also at risk while the sea ice melts. Seabirds, such as the ivory gull is also at risk. Over the last two decades, the number of ivory gulls in Canada has dropped by 90 percent. This number is only expected to rise.
Dr. Fretwell has tried to get people to listen when it comes to the dangers of Global Warning. Unfortunately, there are still people, some in power, who don’t believe in Global Warming or who refuse to admit that it is a serious issue. Sadly, by the time people finally decide to act, several animal species will no longer roam the Earth. The disappearance of the emperor penguin colony is just the beginning. Dr. Fretwell says that it is just a matter of time before more species are wiped off the planet.
A Young Man’s Journey to Feed the Needy
If you’ve ever felt a need for inspiration, a young man’s story is sure to warm your heart and soul. Liam Hannon saw homeless people on his way to school every morning, and felt horrible for them. When school let out he asked his dad, Scott Hannon, if he could take them lunches for their afternoon meal. Scott thought it was a wonderful idea filled with love and caring, and wasted no time getting the required materials together to begin the project.
Liam lives in a small Massachusetts town, where at ten years old he had just finished fifth grade last year when the project started. Lunches for Love, as the small business is aptly titled, began with Liam and Scott making 20 lunches every week to hand out to the impoverished homeless people in town. Unlike most pre-teen young men, Liam decided to forego television and video games in the hopes of accomplishing something far more rewarding and of value to the community.
What He Does
Once started, the project seemed to take on a life of its own. Liam started a Go Fund Me account to help sponsor the growing needs of Lunches for Love. He works in tandem with a local community adult resource, the Hildrebrand Family Help Center, in an attempt to not just feed the homeless but to help provide them with the skills and resources they need to lift their lives to something more fulfilling. To this end, by the end of the summer he was making up to 60 lunches each week to hand out. Although he did have to go back to school when autumn arrived, but continues to hand out as many lunches as possible on weekends. Of course, that is between completing his homework on time, studying for tests, and generally being a great student at the top of his class for grades.
Why He Feeds the Poor
Liam has his own reasons for feeding the poor, which is the sheer honesty of children. He saw they looked hungry, that hurt his feelings, so he decided to do something about it. As a ten year old child is wont to do, he asked his dad for help and advice to get started, needless to say, he has a great dad who was absolutely supportive of the idea and used the opportunity to make it a father/ son project. When the local community realized what was going on, they asked questions to find out that even though he had some help, the project was the brainstorm of a young man. Everybody was amazed and impressed by the boy’s ambition and willingness to give so selflessly of his time a generous gift to those in need. If you ever find yourself lacking in inspiration, remember what this young man has accomplished and allow the story to lift your spirits at the what can be accomplished when you set your mind to it.
Loyal Dog Protected Injured Sister Stranded On Railroad Tracks For Days
It Seemed To Be Very Bad
Denis Malafeyev felt his heart paralyzed when he saw the train approaching. On the railroad was an injured dog that couldn’t move. He prepared for the worst but then something unbelievable happened. A dog appeared like an angel and stole the hearts of many on the Internet.