HEALTH BENEFITS OF DATES
Fiber is essential for promoting colon health and making for regular bowel movements. The insoluble and soluble fiber found in dates help to clean out the gastrointestinal system, allowing the colon to work at greater levels of efficiency.
Stuides reveal that consumption of date fruit in the last 4 weeks before labour significantly reduces the need for induction and augmentation of labour, and produces a more flavourable, but non-significant delivery outcome.
Magnesium has shown to help lower blood pressure - and again, dates are full of minerals. Additionally, Potassium is another mineral in date that has several function within the body, aiding with the proper working of the heart and helping to reduce blood pressure.
Dates are rich in iron and are known to improve required levels of iron in the body, helping in fighting against anemia.
Dates are rich in magnesium - a mineral known for it’s anti-inflammatory benefits. Magnesium can effectively reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and other inflammation related health ailments.
Some studies found that sufficient Vitamin B6 levels found in the dates are associated with improved brain performance and better test scores.