• Bassma Al Jandaly, Editor In Chief

Health Benefits of Dates

Dates are the fruit of the date palm tree, popular type of fruit which has been around for a long time and it became more popular in recent years. The date is a food for people in the middle east and North Africa. Mainly cultivated in these regions, and it is highly beneficial due to its healthy elements.

It is highly important to include dates in your diet due to it is high beneficiality to our health on all levels.

Dates are known for their high content of natural sugars. It’s interesting to notice that dried dates have a higher calorie content when compared to the fresh fruit. The calorie content of dates is one of the most important fact that adds to the rising preference for this middle east fruit.

Dates are high in antioxidants, which may contribute to many of health benefits

Dates serving provides the following nutrients :

A 100 gm of date contain 277 Calories









Vitamin B6


Due to the fact that date is high in fiber so can aids healthy bowel movements.

Dates can help in reducing the activities of dangerous microbes.

Dates are a strong source for proteins that help us in staying fit, and even keep our muscles strong.

The studies showed that consuming dates reduce issues related to anxiety disorder and also helps in boosting memory and learning. Besides preventing degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s they can also help in the overall improvement of your brain.

The high concentration of antioxidants in dates may help in reducing the activities of free radicals and thereby reduces the chances of cancer from happening.

In several studies that were conducted on diabetic rats, it was revealed that the extracts of Phoenix dactylifera very helpful in reducing the body weight in rats and also helps in capturing the free radicals that are sprung up due to the reactions of alloxan.

Dates are rich in selenium, manganese, copper, and magnesium, and all of these are required when it comes to keeping our bones healthy.

Dates have been studied for their potential to promote and ease late-term labor in pregnant women.

The vitamins C and D works on your skin's elasticity, and also keeps your skin smooth so adding dates into your diet might help you in the long run. Plus dates also come with anti-ageing benefits, and prevent the accumulation of melanin in the body.

Dates are free from cholesterol, and contain very little fat? Including them in smaller quantities in your daily diet can help you keep a check on cholesterol level, and even assist in weight loss.

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