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Dates have amazing health benefits

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Dates, which have often been called “nature’s candy”, have tremendous value for health.


Dates are a delicious fruit that have so many health benefits they could be considered a superfruit. Adding some dates to your diet is a choice worth considering.

According to Chinese medicine dates are a warming food which improve blood circulation while dispelling the cold and boosting energy of the organs. In the west nut bars made with dates are said to help with weight management.

Dates have been referred to dates as “nature’s candy”

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Doctors Health Press has referred to dates as “nature’s candy” because of how sweet these bite sized fruits are. Dates are not simply tasty, they are also a very good source of important fiber, vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates.

Dates are a good anti-Inflammatory food. They have a significant amount of magnesium and this mineral decreases inflammation. The magnesium in dates may also help lower stroke risk due to the blood pressure-lowering ability of this mineral. Dates are also a good natural laxative due to their fiber content. The iron in dates helps with anemia. Also dates are a good energy booster due to the natural sugars in them such as sucrose, glucose, and fructose.

Dates generally have good medicinal value

Dates may also help with blood pressure control due to the presence of magnesium and potassium in them. These minerals are helpful in lowering blood pressure. And the antioxidants in dates may help prevent several forms of cancer such as lung, colon, breast, prostate, and pancreatic cancer while also protecting your skin from the negative effects of aging.

It has been reported by the National Institutes of Health that dates are emerging as a medicinal food. The date palm is one of the oldest trees which has been cultivated by man. Many medicinal properties have been ascribed to dates in folklore. Investigations have revealed it's not just based on folklore to say that dates have medicinal properties and are generally good for you.