Dates are very good if consumed regularly. The findings of recent study states, dates have a benefit for the fight against cancer cells, so it is not widespread. Dates have a high antioxidant and able to reduce free radicals in the body. Thus, the development of cancer cells can be suppressed.
Antioxidants such as polyphenols contained in dates. Polyphenols are known as anticancer agents. In addition, another anticancer on dates is a beta-D-glucan. This substance when applied in experimental animals, can reduce tumor growth. Dates still have other nutritional value, which is known to lead to increased immunity in the body. A Strong body can fight its own diseases in the body, including cancer.
“In addition, this fruit also contains high levels of potassium, which is known to prevent high blood pressure, as well as manganese, copper, and selenium, which can boost the immune system,” said Dr. Arshad H Rahmani from Qassim University, as quoted from Detik Health.
In the study also found, dates are able to prevent the mutation of healthy cells into cancer cells. The cause of cancer could be avoided so as not to harm the body. Researchers believe, although dates are very sweet, but helps the body metabolize sugar levels in the blood. Thus, the sweetness of dates is not converted into fat. Sugar also become food for cancer cells in the body when in excessive amounts.
“Research has shown that the dates successfully prevented several cell mutations that lead to the development of cancer cells. Constituents of dates has shown anti-tumor activity, but further research is needed to find the exact mechanism of the use of dates in this case,” said Rahmani.
The study was published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine.