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Dates are part of the dried fruit’s family. Dried fruits are fruits that are dried in the sun or heated wind tunnel dryers. Dried fruits are really really good for health and my mother has always forced me to consume them as much as possible for as long as I can remember. Apart from the fact that dried foods are really healthy and nutritious, they are actually pretty tasty and make quite a good snack! Dates are one of my personal favorite dried fruit!

Not only are they super healthy and nutritious, but they are also so sweet and smooth, it’s like someone just put a cushion of healthy sugar in my mouth! I’m aware that there’re people out there who are diet and health-conscious and run miles away when they hear the word SUGAR, but there’s nothing to be scared about here! This sugar is the HEALTHIEST form of sweet ever! I’m attaching the nutritional breakdown for those who want to adjust their date cravings according to their calorie intake.

A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving provides the following nutrients;

  • Calories: 277
  • Carbs: 75 grams
  • Fiber: 7 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Potassium: 20% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 14% of the RDI
  • Copper: 18% of the RDI
  • Manganese: 15% of the RDI
  • Iron: 5% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B6: 12% of the RDI

Although dates are high in calories, due to being an anti-oxidant and high in other important vitamins and minerals, they contribute to other health benefits.

Dates are not just high in vitamins and proteins, they are good for bone strength, lower cholesterol, strengthen the nervous system, promotes digestion and are also good for the skin!

Apart from all this, I’m sure everyone is aware of this fact that dates also hold some special religious importance among the Muslims. Dates were one of Holy Prophet (PBUH)’s favorite snacks and it is said to be a sunnah to consume dates, especially before IFTAAR in RAMZAN.

There is a hadith of the Holy Prophet in which he is known to have said that, “ people in a house without a date are in a state of hunger..” (MUSLIM) (News)

Keeping all this in mind, Imtiaz Super Market in their most recent weekly magazine launched a feast like a sale on dates named the ‘DAWAT-E-KHAJOOR’.

In this magazine, details of sale prices on multiple types of dates and date related products are included. Different types of dates like Safawi, Khodari, etc. from multiple international brands have been imported specially for this sale. Out of all this, my personal favorite is the choco-dates!

This particular product will be every chocolate lover’s favorite! If you’ve got a sweet tooth and love both chocolates and dates, then what can be better than having those both together?! JUST YUMMY!

With this magazine, the retail is promoting the idea of healthy snacking and a healthy diet along with the emphasis on the idea that dates are not just a fruit that you can buy or should eat in RAMZAN. They are delicious and healthy and you should consume and benefit from them throughout the year!

Along with these dates, sale on other various products is also there.

The sugar, proteins, and other vitamins in the fruit help in weight gain, especially when you need it. Incidentally, it’s said that when eaten with cucumber, dates help to keep your weight at a normal level. Now that’s what we call flexibility!

And guess what! According to this magazine, there is a sale on fresh cucumbers too!  So combine the two for an even healthier diet!

Being a date lover, I personally loved this sale! Do you like dates? Did you like this sale idea? And which date product became YOUR favorite?

Let me know BELOW! J

 

As soon as summer vacations are over it is hard for kids to imagine going back to school. School going children these days are not a fan of studies, they are more inclined to other activities such as PlayStation games and social media. Unfortunately, we cannot dismiss the idea of them not going to school but can motivate them.

Taking our kids to shop for school supplies can be a good way to influence them. There are several items from school bags to stationary that can be extremely fun to shop for with your kids. Here is a list of supplies that may help you as a reference.

Backpack

Kids generally demand backpacks each year for their new session at school. This is not merely a necessity but a way to feel motivated. You should try to get the one that has your kids’ favorite cartoon or superhero character on it. This will make your child feel happy while going back to school.

Lunch box

It is important that you replace your child’s lunch box to maintain hygiene. However, for it to have an anesthetic feel you may go for a colorful one that is adored by the child. After all, they will be responsible for it, why not get them one of their own choices.

Stationary

While studying it is important to get your child engaged, for many children studying is difficult as it is a boring task. However, this task can become fun and engaging with colorful stationery supplies to aid your child’s learning tools.

Water bottle

Keeping your child’s health in check is a good idea. Hence, it is important to remind them to stay hydrated. Drinking water is not fun, but with a fancy new water bottle, your child will remember to drink a sufficient amount of water during school hours. The selection of a water bottle should be interesting enough for your kid.

Our reference list for school supplies will surely help you prepare your child to go back to school without any resentment of missing out fun.