An old Chinese proverb “If heaven drops a date, open your mouth” reflects how dates are on a class of their own. Even evidence from old medicine and religious books suggest it’s considered as the stapled fruit, especially in North African and Arab Gulf countries.
Indeed, dates are small delicious fruits with a pleasing taste and chewy texture which hold countless health benefits.
It is quite surprising, despite the widespread use of dates and scientific research proving their nutritional benefits; we don’t often see them on American tables.
The nutritional and medicinal benefits of eating dates are numerous. Just one cup of dates has 20% of your recommended daily intake of potassium along with a multitude of minerals and vitamins, especially magnesium, vitamin B6, zinc, iron, niacin and 23 types of amino acids.
Therefore, this article will show you what will happen if you eat 2 dates every day for 1 week. The results are breathtaking!
1. Boosted immunity
A large number of studies have proved that dates have a strong antioxidant activity, such as ferulic acid, caffeic acid and protocatechuic, and represent a source of natural polyphenolic. Thus, eating them can prevent diseases such as pancreatic cancer due to their anti-mutagenic properties.
Indeed, dates are nutrient-rich fruits high not only in antioxidant activity but also in antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity.