Dates are too sweet and make you fat.” Does this sound familiar to you as a lover of dates? It’s time to stand up forthe date. I love Medjool dates, they’re Mother Nature’s candy. They’re very versatile if you want to eat healthywithout refined white sugars. They’re delicious, sweet, chewy and soft. You can eat them raw or use them to bakedelicious desserts. But also in salads dates do well. Dates are a must for health lovers. But why are dates healthy?

Which dates are tasty?

Dates are not attractive. I always get weird looks when I eat a date. They are oval, wrinkled and dark. There are also small and harder/dry dates, but I’ll always go for the larger, softer and sweeter Medjool dates.

Why are dates healthy? 

Now the best part. Theyre not only very tasty and sweet, but also packed with nutrients.

One Medjool date contain the following.

  • 0.43 gr protein
  • 1.6 gr fiber, dates are a wonderful source of fiber, essential for maintaining a healthy and efficient digestion
  • 17.99 gr carbohydrates, a rich source of the good carbs
  • many type of vitamins such as vitamin A, B6, K
  • 15 gr calcium
  • 13 gr magnesium
  • 167 gr potassium
  • 0.11 gr zinc
  • 15 gr phosphorus
  • 0.22 gr iron

And also this are some benefits of the date:

  • there are at least 15 minerals in dates, such as boron, calcium, cobalt, copper, fluorine, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorous, sodium and zinc
  • contain elemental fluorine that is useful in protecting teeth against decay
  • contain selenium which is an important mineral to support the immune function
  • the protein in dates contains 23 types of amino acids, some of which are not present in the most popular fruits such as oranges, apples and bananas
  • contain at least six vitamins including a small amount of vitamin C, and vitamins B(1) thiamine, B(2) riboflavin, nicotinic acid (niacin) and vitamin A

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