If I had to chose one food to eat for the rest of my life, I would chose DATES!! 🙂 They are so sweet, have such a soft and goey texture and literally taste like caramel. Everyone with a sweet tooth is going to LOVE them. 🙂
I am actually snacking on some Medjool Dates right now.
Dates really are a SUPERFOOD with many health benefits. Did you know that you could just live of dates and water without having any deficiency symptom?!
Sadly, many people think dates have too much sugar and eating too many of them will make them gain weight. That’s why I thought it’s time to share the amazing health benefits they have.
- Best Healthy Snack
Dates contain zero sodium, zero cholesterol and zero fat which means you can eat as many as you want and never need to worry about weight gain as that makes it literally impossible to gain weight from dates.
- Energy Powerhouse
Dates are the greatest energy source due to their high sugar content!! They also contain more potassium than bananas which helps you to build muscles tone and maintain your fitness levels.
- Great Source of Fibre
Dates are full of fibre! Fibre has so many health benefits and is essential for having regular bowel movements. Fibre helps your body to clean the colon and acts like a sponge which absorbs all the toxins and transports them out of your system.
- Rich in Copper, Magnesium, Potassium, and Vitamin B6
Potassium and Magnesium are both essential in order to have a balanced blood sugar level. Copper is useful for a better absorption of iron, helps to form collagen and is important for a healthy nervous system. Medjool Dates are packed with these minerals and also have a good amount of Vitamin B6 which has many other health benefits.
- Help with weight loss
As you can see dates are loaded with good stuff and contain no fat. They promote digestion, have tons of fibre, lots of vitamins and minerals and a perfect source of energy. They will regulate your blood sugar levels, balance your body’s ph and help your body to build muscle strength.
I can only suggest to go ahead and get a big box of dates and make them your staple food. They prevent sugar cravings and will help you to lose weight naturally without restricting your calorie intake.
I really hope these facts help you and give you a better understanding of why dates are so good for us! 🙂 They should never again be put in the “too much bad sugar” category! 🙂
Have a wonderful day! xx Caroline