Date Short Bread

admin, October 7, 2014

Date Short Bread  recipe serving size: 4

Ingredients for Date Short Bread:

  1. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  3. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1 box dates, cut into small pieces
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 cup butter
  7. 1 cup brown sugar
  8. 1 1/2 cups oatmeal

Directions to prepare Date Short Bread:

  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Mix all ingredients except dates. Place half the mixture in a greased flat pan. Place dates on mixture and put the remaining mixture on the top. Pack down firmly and bake for approximately 45 minutes.
  3.  If you double the, bake in a 13 x 9-inch pan. One box of dates is enough for a double recipe.

 

Health Benefits of Dates

The benefits of dates include relief from constipation, intestinal disorders, heart problems, anemia,  sexual dysfunction, diarrhea, abdominal cancer, and many other conditions. Dates are good for gaining weight also. Dates are rich in several vitamins, minerals and fiber too. These delicious fruits contain oil, calcium, sulfur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper and magnesium which are all beneficial for health. Some health specialists have said that eating one day per day is necessary for a balanced and healthy diet.

The massive health benefits of dates have made them one of the best ingredients for muscle development. People consume dates in several ways, such as mixing the paste of the dates with milk, yogurt or with bread or butter to make them even more delicious. The paste is beneficial for both adults and children, especially during a time of recovery from injury or illness.

According to a modern medical survey, it is now accepted that dates are useful in preventing abdominal cancer. Many Muslims break their fast by eating dates and water according to their cultural traditions. Breaking fast by eating dates helps avoid overeating of food after the fast is finished. When the body begins to absorb the high nutritional value of the dates, feelings of hunger are pacified. Also, the nervous system can get a lot of help from consuming dates, since they have such significant amounts of potassium.

Dates are one of the very best sweet and versatile foods that can regulate the digestive process. It can significantly boost energy levels in people within half an hour of consuming it. The American Cancer Society recommends an intake of 20-35 grams of dietary fiber per day, which can be supplied through dates. It is also said that taking one date per a day will help you to maintain your eye health all your life. They are commonly known to be quite effective in guarding against the problem of night blindness.

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