Dates have always been excellent during Ramadan for takjil when breaking the fast, both for adults and children . Not only tastes good, dates also have a range of health benefits for children, Moms.
Fruit that comes from the Arabian Peninsula can also be consumed starting from a 6 month old baby, who has entered MPASI.
Well, therefore do not hesitate to give dates to children. At least, there are 5 benefits of dates that your child can get by regularly consuming them.
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1. Smooth digestion
Reported by Mom Junction, consuming dates is good for eradicating parasitic organisms that disrupt the balance of bacteria in the intestine, so it is very good for the digestive system of children.
In addition, dates can also protect the liver due to infections and viruses that often occur in children. Even dates are also good for treating constipation or constipation in infants .
2. Energy sources
According to the Clinical Nutrition Specialist, dr. Raissa E Djuanda, MGizi, SpGK, dates contain glucose, fructose, and sucrose which can add energy in the body. So it is suitable given to children to adults when breaking the fast.
“Dates are rich in natural sugars that can add energy quickly in the body. This is also the reason why dates are often used for breaking fast food during Ramadan,” explained Dr. Raissa E Djuanda, MGizi, SpGK, when contacted by the MOM coil recently.
3. Strengthen Teeth
Apparently, if the dates consumed by children can help strengthen teeth, even babies who have not yet teething, Moms. Reporting from Parenting Firstcry, dates are also useful for strengthening the gums in children.
4. Relieve Fever
Bil little fever, try to give it a date. Reporting from Mom Junction, by providing dates mixed with milk can help with fever recovery.
5. Nourish the Skin
Dates also have benefits for your baby’s skin, Moms! Parenting Firstcry launch, high iron content in dates makes hemoglobin levels can increase. When hemoglobin levels are balanced in red blood cells, it will have a positive effect on nourishing the skin.