What is the wisdom of starting the fasting person's breakfast with dates and not water?

طقس العرب GO 2022-04-06 2022-04-06T11:27:26Z
رنا السيلاوي
رنا السيلاوي
محرر أخبار - قسم التواصل الاجتماعي
What is the wisdom of starting the fasting person's breakfast with dates and not water?

Weather of Arabia - The Messenger of God, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “ If one of you breaks his fast, let him break his fast with dates, for it is a blessing, and if he does not find it, then water, for it is purification .” And the Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, used to break his fast before he prayed on fresh dates, and if they were not fresh dates, then dates, and if dates were not sweet dates, then what is the wisdom of preferring to break the fast with dates over water?

The wisdom of starting breakfast with dates and not water

The wisdom of starting breakfast with dates and not water, because water only quenches thirst, but it does not prepare the stomach to start eating breakfast, as is the case with dates that speed up blood sugar balance. It is known that the fasting person, at the end of his fast, needs two important factors, namely:

  • A food source for urgent energy generation.
  • Securing a water source to compensate for the shortage.

These two factors are available in wet and dates. Rutab contains a high percentage of monosaccharides, glucose and sucrose, with at least a quarter to half the weight of a single grain of wet, 65-70% water, a small percentage of fiber and proteins, and a very small percentage of vegetable fats.

In a healthy way, breakfast should be started with three dates, then a glass of water, and then a little soup, and after performing the prayer, breakfast can be completed, taking care to eat the salad with the main dish.

Eating wet dates or dates when breaking the fast provides the body with a large proportion of sugary substances, so the symptoms of hypoglycemia will disappear and the body will be revitalized. The process of its digestion is very easy, as two-thirds of the sugar in dates is in a simple chemical form, and thus the blood sugar level is equalized in a short time.

Health benefits of dates

Eating dates for breakfast daily helps a lot in giving the body many benefits, including:

  • Reducing the risk of heart disease: Dates provide soluble fiber, which can lower harmful cholesterol in the blood, which in turn helps prevent the accumulation of fatty deposits of cholesterol on the walls of the arteries (known as atherosclerosis), and helps reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Get antioxidants: Dates provide many antioxidants, which have a number of health benefits, including reducing the risk of many diseases, such as Alzheimer's, macular degeneration and some types of cancer.
  • Providing the body with important nutrients: Eating 4 dates (about 100 grams) provides 27% of the recommended daily amount of fiber and 20% of the recommended daily amount of potassium.
  • Prevention of constipation: Eating dates helps prevent constipation, because it contains dietary fiber, which benefits the health of the digestive system by preventing constipation, and promoting regular bowel movements.

In addition to the above, breakfast on dates breaks the hunger of the fasting person and this helps him not to eat a large amount of food for breakfast, and also provides the body with energy, in the form of fructose and glucose sugars, which is what the body needs after fasting, so breakfast should start with dates and not water or Any sugary juices.

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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