Dates are a great source of dietary fiber (1/4 cup provides 12% of the daily value for fiber). Dates are also one of the best natural sources of potassium and provide 8% of your daily potassium recommendation and 6% of your daily manganese recommendation in a ¼ cup.
Eating dates will enrich your body with minerals like phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron.
Date also is a rich source of a variety of B-complex vitamins – thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 and pantothenic acid as well as folic acid, vitamins A and K.
It should also be noted that dates have a high sugar content and even if your sugar is coming from a fruit source, you should be careful not to overdo it.
Date is a rich source of minerals like selenium, manganese, copper, and magnesium, all of which are integral to healthy bone development and strength, particularly as people begin to age and their bones gradually weaken. It makes date a super food for strengthening bones and fighting off painful and debilitating bone diseases.
Try eating just 2 of them every day for one week and see what happens to your body. We’ve collected some of the most exciting possibilities, but honestly, #3 is almost enough all on its own!