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!
3Better Digestive Health
Dates have sufficient dietary fiber levels that are associated with better digestive health. In fact, fiber is essential for controlling blood sugar levels, maintaining weight, preventing constipation and stabilizing your bowel movements, thus help moving waste smoothly. This is extremely important as you will see in the next benefit.
Dates offer about 7 grams of fiber per 3.5-ounce serving. (Note that the recommended daily intake of fiber is 38 grams for men and 25 grams for women) So, make full use of their nutritional value by adding them gradually to your diet