We are currently within the holy month of Ramadan. The meal that breaks the fast is called Iftar and it is begun by eating three dates because tradition holds that the prophet Mohammed broke his fast with three dates and water.
Dates have many nutritional benefits including being a rich source of fibre (NSP), anti-oxidents. vitamin A, iron and potassium.
Fibre supports our digestions and acts to "mop up" unwanted substances in the stomach.
Anti-oxidents have a range of properties including some being an "anti-inflammatory."
Vitamin A helps with eye health.
Iron can help support the effects of fatigue and potassium is said to have anti-stress properties
.Here is a recipe for Date and Dark Chocolate Protein Balls. Try changing the chocolate to flavoured dark chocolates such as chocolate and orange or chocolate and chilli, the options are endless.
If you’d like to receive 10 Days of FREE Food and Fitness hints, tips, advice and recipes to get you “On the Move.”
click the link below.
For Further information about working with Food and Fitness by Louise, visit my website
Facebook: Food and Fitness by Louise