1. Reduced risk of colon cancer
Along with insuring that food moves through the digestive system at a healthy rate, dates also make sure that the gut itself is healthy and free from harmful bacteria. And when the digestive system and gut are working well, then so is the colon, resulting in a reduced risk of colon cancer.
2. You’ll have quick, long lasting energy
Dates contain the natural sugars, glucose, fructose and sucrose that will give you a quick burst of energy when you need it. And unlike energy bars or drinks, dates contain other healthy components like fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamins and antioxidants that will keep those levels up.
3. Your digestive health will improve
In just a one cup serving, you will get 12 grams of fiber. That’s 48 percent of your recommended daily intake! The right amounts and right kinds of fiber can benefit your digestive health by preventing constipation and promoting regular bowel movements.
4. You could be smarter
Dates contain Vitamin B6 that has been shown to improve performance of brain by helping the body make serotonin and norepinephrine. Serotonin in turn regulates mood and norepinephrine helps your body cope with stress. So, when your brain is clear from stress, and in a good mood, then it is sharp and ready to learn and retain information.
5. Treatment for hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids are often caused by constipation. Many doctors recommend a diet high in fiber, and that includes dates to help things move along so that your hemorrhoids can heal.
6. Cure a broken heart, aka, improve your cardiovascular system
Sometimes all it takes is several dates in a row over a long period of time to cure a broken heart. It’s true. The potassium contained in this seemingly magical little fruit has been found lowering LDL (bad cholesterol) that causes blockages in the arteries that lead to stroke and even heart attack.