5. They can prevent heart diseases.
A study concluded that dates reduce triglyceride levels and decrease oxidative stress, both of which are risk factors for heart disease and atherogenesis.
Moreover, they are a rich source of potassium, which, according to studies, lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of stroke, as well as other heart-related diseases.
6. They reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Dates protect our digestive system and gut from harmful bacteria thus reducing the risk of it spreading to the colon. A study, conducted by the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, found that people who consume dates regularly increase the growth of the good kind of bacteria that protects us from the growth of cancer cells in the colon.
7. They relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies.
SAR or Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis affects over 30 million people in the United States alone, but thankfully, dates have a positive effect on it. Another study shows that the date palm is effective at decreasing several markers of inflammation in patients with SAR.
8. They aid weight loss.
Dates can also help with weight loss. Yes, they have fiber, but this fiber makes you feel full for a long time and it prevents spikes in blood glucose.
Furthermore, dates contain antioxidants like anthocyanins, phenolics, and carotenoids. They rid our body of toxins, boost digestion, and increase metabolism, which leads to weight loss.
Do you like dates? How often do you eat them? Has this fruit helped you in your diet? Please share your experiences and thoughts with us and all the other people who have yet to try including this delicious fruit in theirs.