Jujube also known as red date, chinese date or korean date is a species in the Buckthorn family.
SLOWS DOWN AGING
Jujube is loaded with Vitamin C. 100g of jujube can provide you with 115% of daily value of Vitamin C.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant vitamin and boosts the production of collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and provides structural support to the tissues. Increased production of collagen ensures delayed development of the signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles etc.
BOOSTS IMMUNE SYSTEM
Vitamin C promotes the production of white blood cells and increase body’s response for fighting infections and viruses.
HELP WEIGHT LOSS
Jujube are affluent in fiber. A high fiber diet induces stomach stretch receptors send signals of satiety to the brain . This enhances the feeling of fullness, ultimately lowering your calorie intake.
Fiber acts as a medium for stomach acid to act upon, lowering your stomach acidity levels and preventing heartburn.
Fiber promotes intestinal peristalsis, making the passage of the stools through the intestines a lot more easier, eventually relieving constipation.
PREVENT COLON CANCER
Fiber in jujube acts as a barrier between toxins in the stool and bowel mucosa reducing their contact time, ultimately lowering your risks of getting colon cancer.
LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
Jujube are a well known source of potassium. Recent studies have suggested that a hig potassium diet may be equally as beneficial in lowering blood pressure as a low sodium one.
Adequate consumption of jujube can help lower your blood cholesterol levels. This result is achieved with the help of both fiber and vitamin C.
Fiber prevents the reabsorption of cholesterol through the intestines while Vitamin C in the modest doses of 500mg daily has been known to lower cholesterol in the long run.