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!
It’s true that dates can contain high levels of fructose. Conversely, they help control blood sugar levels. In fact, fiber contained in dates doesn’t only stabilize your bowel movements but also your glucose levels. Unlike energy drinks and bars, it’s a source of sustainable energy (Up to 330 Kcal per 100 grams).
Also, dates are considered a low-glycemic sugar substitute. Low-glycemic foods reduce blood sugar levels and the risks of type 2 diabetes.