Dates are delicious to eat loose from the hand or as a sweetener in dishes. But did you know that they are also super healthy? Even to eat every day?
If you eat about three dates every day, you will notice it immediately on your body, health experts say. According to them, the daily eating of that number of dates has the following health benefits:
1. Dates can help prevent diseases
Dates contain different antioxidants and we naturally don’t say no to that. Antioxidants protect your cells against infections and bacteria that can lead to diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
2. Dates contribute to good bowel movements
Eating dates is also a good way to increase your fiber intake, since they contain a lot of fiber. Dates are good for your digestion and they promote regular bowel movements. This in turn can help prevent high blood sugar levels after eating.
3. Dates are a good alternative to sugar
Because dates are also deliciously sweet, they are the perfect healthy sugar substitute. Dates are a source of fructose, a natural type of sugar found in fruit. Because they also contain many nutrients, they are a good alternative to white sugar. For example, mix some dates with your cake batter or smoothie to still get that deliciously sweet taste.
4. Dates are good for your brain
Laboratory research shows that dates can be useful in reducing inflammation and preventing accumulation in your brain. However, to be sure that dates can improve brain health, a little more research is needed.