New Year, Stay Healthy with Dates

January 06, 2017

New Year, Stay Healthy with Dates

Dates are the key to your health in the New Year.

You’re determined that 2017 is the year you will clean up your diet. You will not let another year pass without making your health a priority. You will be fit. You will choose healthier snacks.

You should (you will) eat dates.

Eat dates because they’re tasty.

Eat dates because they’re healthy.

Eat dates because…

Dates promote good digestive health.

One single serving of dates contains 27 percent of the recommended daily value of fiber, an essential nutrient in maintaining regular digestion and colon health. You can reduce your risk of developing colitis, colon, cancer, and hemorrhoids with just a few dates each day.

Dates reduce blood pressure.

And they may help improve your overall cardiovascular health. The fruit is a great source of magnesium, which has been shown to help lower blood pressure. Potassium, a mineral also found in dates, aids in keeping the heart happy and healthy.

Dates provide a natural energy boost!

Dates are chock full of fructose, sucrose, and glucose; they’re a perfect afternoon snack when what you need is a quick boost of energy. The natural sugar paired with tons of fiber offers the jolt you need without the crash.

Dates boast properties that alleviate inflammation.

Thanks, magnesium. One study conducted by researchers in the Department of Epidemiology and Program on Genomics and Nutrition at UCLA’s School of Public health found that “inflammatory indicators in the body such as CRP (C-reactive protein), TNF (tumor necrosis factor alpha), and IL6 (interleukin 6) were all reduced when magnesium intake was increased.”

 An increase in magnesium due to the daily consumption of Sahara dates may prevent arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and other inflammation-related health ailments.

 Dates ease the strain of pregnancy and delivery.

 Research has shown that dates eaten late in an expectant mother’s third trimester “significantly reduced the need for induction of labor, and produced a more favorable delivery outcome.”

Dates are brain food.

Dates augment the body’s natural production of the vitamin B6, which is associated with improved brain performance and higher test scores.

Sahara Date Company sells dates.

Working with some of the oldest date farms in the world, Sahara Date Company provides a variety of premium dates straight from the Saudi oasis. For more information about Sahara Date Company, or to find the fruit in store, please contact us at SaharaDate.com.