Date Fruit and Various Vitamins

 

Vitamins

Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally. There are 13 vitamins your body needs. They are including : Vitamin A, B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate), Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K.

Each vitamin has specific jobs. If you have low levels of certain vitamins, you may get health problems. For example, if you don't get enough vitamin C, you could become anemic. Some vitamins may help prevent medical problems too such as Vitamin A prevents night blindness.

How can we get vitamins?

Our body can only make some vitamins (D vitamin, K vitamin). But most of vitamins should receive through food. There are good sources of food that we can provide our body needs.

 Date fruit is one of good source for us. This fruit is rich of high nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, fibers, minerals so that has many properties for us.

Now, we'll mention good information about various vitamins in Date fruit.

100g serving of the Date fruit include about:

Vitamin A - 149 IU: Date fruit is moderate sources of vitamin-A which is known to have antioxidant properties and essential for vision. Additionally, it is also required maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits including in vitamin A is known to help protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.

Vitamin B - 0.076 mg: Vitamin B1 (thiamine) is important in the production of energy. It helps the body cells convert carbohydrates into energy. It is also essential for the functioning of the heart, muscles, and nervous system. Not getting enough thiamine can leave one fatigued and weak.

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) - 0.060 mg: Vitamin B2 or riboflavin is important for body growth, reproduction and red cell production. It also helps in releasing energy from carbohydrates.

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) - 1.873 mg: Niacin assists in the functioning of the digestive system, skin, and nerves. It is also important for the conversion of food to energy.

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) - 0.866 mg: Pantothenic acid is essential for the metabolism of food as well as in the formation of hormones and (good) cholesterol.

Vitamin B6 - 0.243 mg: B6 plays a role in the creation of antibodies in the immune system. It helps maintain normal nerve function and acts in the formation of red blood cells. It is also required for the chemical reactions of proteins. The higher the protein intake, the more need there is for vitamin B6. Also little B6 in the diet can cause dizziness, nausea, confusion, irritability and convulsions.

Vitamin B9 (Folate) - 28 mcg: Folate or folic acids are both forms of B9. Folate occurs naturally in fresh foods, whereas folic acid is the synthetic form found in supplements. Your body needs folate to produce red blood cells, as well as components of the nervous system. It helps in the formation and creation of DNA and maintaining normal brain function, and is a critical part of spinal fluid. It has also been proven to reduce the risk for an NTD-affected (neural tube defect) pregnancy by 50 to 70 percent. Folic acid is vital for proper cell growth and development of the embryo. That is why it is important for a woman to have enough folate/folic acid in her body both before and during pregnancy.

Vitamin C - 0.6 mg: Vitamin C is one of the most important of all vitamins. It plays a significant role as an antioxidant, thereby protecting body tissue from the damage of oxidation. Antioxidants act to protect your cells against the effects of free radicals, which are potentially damaging by-products of the body’s metabolism. Free radicals can cause cell damage that may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Vitamin C has also been found by scientists to be an effective antiviral agent.

Vitamin K - 4 mcg: Vitamin K is fat soluble and plays a critical role in blood clotting. It regulates blood calcium levels and activates at least 3 proteins involved in bone health.

Vitamin E - 0.07 mg: Like vitamin C, vitamin E plays a significant role as an antioxidant, thereby protecting body tissue from the damage of oxidation. It is important in the formation of red blood cells and the use of vitamin K. Many women also use it to help minimize the appearance of wrinkles, and mothers use it to help heal minor wounds without scarring, as it is valued for its ability to soothe and heal broken or stressed skin tissue.