Asian Secret #22 A Date a Day…

Plump Jujubes

Also called Jujubes or Chinese Dates, the health benefits of eating dates regularly are common knowledge across greater Asia. Making conributions to heart health by increasing red cell counts and improving blood circulation, its not hard to understand why dates have been eaten for centuries across much of the world.

Women benefit a lot from consuming dates, except during menstruation, which is when boosting your blood circulation isn’t ideal. My girlfriend loves snacking on sweet dates during tv time and always reminds me to eat some. Often you’ll find red dates cooked in soups in China, but also in tea ceremonies in Japan. They are also candied and sold as a street snack in many East Asian countries.