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Are Dried Dates Good For You?

Posted on September 5th, 2022
Dates Blog

Written By Sam Henselijn

Dried Dates. Due to the fact dates have a high level of natural sugar, many think they might not be a healthy choice. However, along with the sugar comes even higher levels of vitamins and minerals. There are so many different kinds of dates to choose from, as well. That means no matter what kind of flavor or texture you are seeking, there will always be a date for you to choose from. So are dried dates good for you?

The ultimate question is: are dates good for you? Yes, they definitely are. Their high sugar levels do provide a natural sweetness that you can enjoy while your body enjoys all of the nutrients that come with that sweetness.

Nutritional Information Dried Dates

Medjool dates, which are one of the most common dates, contain a good amount of vitamins and minerals such as:

  • Protein
  • Phosphorus
  • Vitamin B9
  • Fiber
  • Calcium

Protein is one of the nutrients that is most essential for your body. - Ginger, Crystalized Slices

Protein is in everything from your organs, to your muscles, to your bones and skin. It also is critical for producing energy, and carrying oxygen through your body. Eating a serving size of dried medjool dates can give you 4% of your daily protein.

Phosphorus is one of the most versatile nutrients, coming with dozens of benefits your body can enjoy. Benefits include:

  • Healthy bone formation
  • Proper digestion
  • Body detoxification
  • Natural cell repair
  • Balancing hormones
  • Boosting your metabolism

Dried medjool dates alone provide you with 6% of your daily phosphorus. Adding as little as a handful of dates a day can give you many of the benefits listed above.

Vitamin B9, also known as folic acid, is essential for maintaining many important body systems. A huge benefit of folic acid is the protection of your heart. Vitamin B9 can regulate the production of amino acids in your body, as well as controlling the amount of cholesterol that deposits around your heart. Those combined keep your heart healthy, and lower the risk of heart disease and heart attacks.

The biggest thing fiber is known for, is how much it aids your digestive system. While it does keep your guts healthy, it can also reduce cholesterol and steady your blood-sugar levels. Those who are also seeking to lose weight can benefit from the fiber found in dried dates. Fiber itself is filling, which makes your stomach feel full longer. In turn, this can help you avoid overeating by accident.

Calcium is vital for bone health. Giving your  body its daily dose of calcium can help you maintain bone strength,development, and maintenance. Along with bones, calcium can regulate muscles and your cardiovascular system. Maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system will reduce the risk of blood clots and heart disease. - Ginger, Crystalized -

After taking a look at how good dried dates can be for you, it makes sense that they are considered a household essential. Your taste buds get to benefit from the sweet fruit, while your body gets to benefit from all of the nutrients you just gave it! Other dried fruits to give a try would be apples, bananas, ginger, and kiwis. Regardless of the dried fruit you do decide to try, you can rest easy knowing that the process of drying them doesn’t eliminate the nutrients found within them.

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