Dates are the sweet, chewy fruit of the date palm tree, the staple food of the Middle East for thousands of years. Dates are grown in a tropical climate, so the ones available in America are sold dried, with condensed sweetness and chewy texture, like a healthier candy. There are over 3,000 varieties of date to be found worldwide, Medjool and Deglet Noor being the most famous ones.
Whatever variety you choose and whether dried or fresh, dates offer some really great nutritional benefits. You get about 20% of your daily prerequisite for potassium in addition to 2 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber and several types of antioxidants from just 2 dates. Dates also contain a good portion of vitamin B6, magnesium, manganese, iron and copper.
Consuming just 2 of the dates daily for one week can bring some really amazing changes to your body. Here is a list of them
1. Better Digestion
Fiber is a vital element of healthy digestion regardless of the fact that we don’t actually digest it. It provides bulk in your stools that assists your body to push waste through the colon and excrete more easily and regularly.
Dates have a good amount of fiber, making it an ideal addition to your diet. Fiber must be brought gradually to your diet as it can cause very constipation you’re trying to prevent.