At first glance the date fruit may look like an oversized chocolate covered almond. And in actuality, it’s about 10 times sweeter than one… But I had no idea that God created such an amazing food to feed our bodies!
It’s awesome that God knew we’d have a tendency to go for sweet foods, so he gave us fruit. With so many different types of sugar that have been manufactured in laboratories, it’s great to have finally found a fruit that has the same kind of consistency as if you were biting into a candy bar.
It’s probably because the date is so sweet that people have written it off as having minimal benefits to their bodies. How could something that tastes so sweet and delicious actually be good for you? Well, that’s pretty easily explained.
Eating just three dates a day can really start to change your body for the better. It makes the saying ring more true that “everything is good in moderation.”
4 Reasons You Need To Eat More Dates:
1. They promote healthy digestion
If you have a problem with constipation, just three dates a day can greatly improve your digestive system. Dates are replete with fiber —- both the soluble and insoluble types. Insoluble fiber regulates bowels functions and actually help cleanse the colon in the process. The list of issues they help regulate ranges from colitis to irritable bowel syndrome to actually fighting cancer as well!
2. Natural Pain Relief
Dates are full of the mineral, Magnesium. Magnesium is a great anti-inflammatory and helps reduce swelling of tissues which are connected to pain sensations. Early research indicates that Magnesium will help treat arthritis, asthma and sinusitis.
Dates are even being recommended now to women who are going through labor pains. Also integrating the fruit into your diet if you are pregnant, at least four weeks before you deliver can help reduce your need for pain meds by 28 percent!
3. Dates Help You Think Better.
Vitamin B6 is hidden in the date as well. B6 has been linked to improvements in performance on test scores. B vitamins are routinely used to prevent cognitive decline in people who were diagnosed with dementia.
Current research shows that that combining B6, B12, and folic acid is ideal for decreasing the rate of progression of Alzheimer’s.
Got brain fog? Eat a handful of dates!
4. Dates Can Lower Blood Pressure
Magnesium returns in another area of benefits. It will help reduce your blood pressure as well, both systolic and diastolic pressure measurements. Magnesium also helps reduce arterial swelling which helps decrease the risk of heart disease. Potassium is also found in these little bites of heaven, which contributes to lowering your blood pressure as well.
Isn’t it amazing how God designed food to serve as the medicine that your body needs? He could have made a sweet tasting fruit, and that would be it. But He didn’t. He packed this little bite sized nuggets with tons of vitamins and minerals that are essential for healthy living.
Please share with your friends so that everyone can live healthier, more vibrant lives!