Dates are undoubtedly one of the healthiest and most nutritious fruits known to mankind. Their nutritional profile is indeed impressive, as a 100-gram serving provides:

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

Additionally, dates are an excellent source of antioxidants. Specifically, these are the most powerful, according to Healthline,

Flavonoids: Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation and have been studied for their potential to reduce the risk of diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and certain types of cancer.

Carotenoids: Carotenoids are proven to promote heart health and may also reduce the risk of eye-related disorders, such as macular degeneration.

Phenolic acid: Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, phenolic acid may help lower the risk of cancer and heart disease”

Top Health Benefits of Dates

– Dates are packed with potassium, a nutrient which lowers the risk of stroke by up to 40 percent and improves overall function of the nervous system.
– The high phosphorus content improves brain function.
– Dates are high in calcium, a mineral which treats diarrhea.
– Dates contain zeaxanthin and lutein which improve vision and prevent age-related macular damage.
– Dates support weight loss by creating a feeling of fullness.
– Soak dates in goat milk, add honey and cardamom, and consume on daily basis to improve libido and sex life.
– Dates are extremely beneficial during pregnancy, relieve pain during the process of delivery, reduce bleeding, and prevent postpartum depression.
– Soak dates overnight and blend them in the morning. Use daily to improve heart health!
– Thanks to their high fiber content, dates improve digestive health and suppress appetite.
– As one of the best iron sources, dates are great in treating anemia.
– Dates are rich in magnesium, a mineral which lowers blood pressure levels.
– Last but not least, dates detoxify the body, boost the metabolism, treat constipation and improve function of the intestinal tract.

Five Ways to Eat Dates

– Stuff ‘em: fills them with the “ideal mixture” of crushed walnuts, almonds and pistachios with a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg.
– Drink ‘em: Yvonne Maffei, founder of the My Halal Kitchen blog, combines dates and whole milk to produce a thick, creamy milkshake. Her two suggestions: use a strong blender, and serve it fresh. “It’s an interesting and fun way to incorporate dates,” she says.
– Bake ‘em: In cookies, cakes, bread, pies, and cupcakes.
– Chop ‘em: Chop or slice pitted dates and throw them into salads, on sandwiches or as garnish on pasta.
– Puree ‘em: Date sauces can be served with any kind of meat, especially chicken or fish.

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Dates are undoubtedly one of the healthiest and most nutritious fruits known to mankind. Their nutritional profile is indeed impressive, as a 100-gram serving provides: - Calories: 277 - Carbs: 75 grams - Fiber: 7 grams - Protein: 2 grams - Potassium: 20% of the RDI - Magnesium: 14% of the RDI - Iron: 5% of...