Dates are the fruit of the date palm tree. They’re a delicious sweet snack, and have become quite popular in recent years – luckily for us, not only are they delicious, they’re super healthy too.
High in fibre. Fibre benefits your digestive health by preventing constipation and promotes regular bowel movements, and dates are a great source of it.
High in antioxidants. Dates contain various antioxidants which protect your cells from free radicals. Compared to similar types of fruit, dates have the highest antioxidant content.
May promote natural labour. Eating dates during the last few weeks of pregnancy may promote cervical dilation and may even
be helpful in reducing labour time, several studies have shown. How interesting!
Dates serve as an excellent natural sweetener, and are delicious added to smoothies, muffins, oatmeal, salads and bread. They’re great as a snack too, so next time you’re craving something sweet, why not reach for some dates instead of lollies or cookies?