5 Magical Things That Happen When You Start Eating 3 Dates a Day

12417060_lorganifi web22

By Kat Gal

I had 3 dates today. And my husband didn’t even mind.

I’m not talking about dates with other men, of course.

I literally had 3 delicious dates. You know, those delicious little fruits that grow on palm-trees! There are so many types. The dates you find in your health food store are usually sweet varieties. Medjool dates are my personal preference.

Eating dates is incredibly healthy! They are super nourishing with huge amounts of health benefits for your body. Dates are a great source of fiber, minerals and vitamins and are good for your digestion, able to relieve painful constipation, diarrhea and other intestinal complaints.

If you add only 3 dates to your daily diet, these 5 things can happen:

1. Improve Digestive Health

Dates contain a lot of soluble fiber, which is necessary for your digestive health as it draws water to the digestive tract – hence the potential relief from constipation. Dates are full of potassium that can also help diarrhea and an upset stomach.

2. Help And Prevent Anemia

Anemia, which is due to low iron levels, is a common issue amongst most people; women and endurance athletes are especially prone to it. Anemia can leave you exhausted, but dates are there to rescue you, because of their iron content.

3. Bone, Blood And Immune System Health

Dates contain magnesium, manganese and selenium, which are minerals that are also important for keeping your bones and blood strong and healthy. Dates aren’t only a good snack – they can also help keep your body strong.

4. Energy Boost

Dates are filled with natural sugars, including fructose, sucrose and glucose. If you are afraid of sugar, let me assure you that just like other fruits, dates are full of fiber. Fiber can keep your energy up without the crash you would normally experience from any other sweet treat.

I’m not saying that you should eat a whole box dates, but indulging in 3 a day can bring you benefits along with a little party for your taste buds.

5. Heart Health

Dates are full of potassium, which is also good for heart health. It reduces your risk of stroke and can lower your LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. Dates really are a hearty snack for your heart’s health.

Do you have a sweet tooth, but want to stay healthy?

Adding dates to your diet is a smart way to obtain a plethora of health benefits with only a small handful of sweetness (and natural sweetness, at that!).

“Ultimately, dates are good for overall health despite their fructose concentration. Even if your diet is a sugar-free one, devoid of high-fructose corn syrup, agave, honey, coconut sugar and cane sugar, you probably still eat fruit and dates are a fruit too, with loads of benefits.

“When picking out your dates, look for plump ones with unbroken, smoothly wrinkled skins and avoid those that smell rancid or are hardened. Dried dates keep for up to a year in the refrigerator while fresh dates should be refrigerated in tight, sealed containers and can keep for up to eight months,” according to One Green Planet.

Look for dates at your local health food store, ethnic supermarket or order it online. Make sure you get an organic, natural variety without any added sugar.

How To Use Dates

There are so many ways to use dates besides just eating them as a snack. You can use them in raw dessert, add them to your smoothies or salad dressings or make date syrup.

And you can add it to your raw chocolate bars as well!

You’ve heard it right – to your chocolate. Your dates just got even sweeter!

Here is a healthy, raw, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, protein-rich ENERGY DATE CHOCOLATE BAR for you to try.

Energy Date Chocolate Bar
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup of raw cacao powder
  • ⅛ cup slivered raw almonds
  • ⅛ cup pecans, chopped into small pieces
  • ⅛ cup of chopped dates
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 drop of vanilla or almond extract
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted
  • Optional: coconut flakes, cacao nibs, more cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Add the cacao powder and the cinnamon to the coconut oil and mix well.
  2. Spread mixture into a cookie baking sheet covered with wax paper.
  3. Sprinkle the almonds, dates, pecans, cacao nibs and coconut flakes over the mixture.
  4. Put it in the fridge until it hardens. Serve chilled. Keep it in the fridge as coconut oil melts in warm room temperature.

organifi web22

Kat Gal

Kat Gal

Kat Gál is a multi-passionate writer, world traveler, nomad, runner, and cat-person. She is a lifelong learner who lives outside of her comfort zones stretching her boundaries and discovering beauty around the world. She is a Certified Holistic Health and Life Coach who encourages others to embrace their unique authentic selves, follow their heart and find their own version of freedom in life.
Kat Gal
Shares 0

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS

What Our Clients Say*

During my FitLife transformation, I lost 70 pounds! That's why I signed up for the protocol, but the most exciting result is that I found ME in the process. I had been hiding under a pile of pounds, self-doubt, and grief! FitLife changed my life and I knew I had to share it with others.

-Lynne, Longwood FL

I started with Fitlife back in 2011-2012…I wrote into Fitlife asking for an extreme amount of help. I was 300 pounds, with high cholesterol, and Drew helped me transform my life. I lost over 130 pounds and I no longer have high cholesterol. Not only did I lose weight, so did my husband, who lost over 70 pounds!

-Jaclyn, Martinsburg NE
View More Testimonials
*Results may vary by individual
AS SEEN ON

Join The Movement

Mindset MasteryNutritional GuidanceFitness TipsCommunity Support
Join Now