Fresh and Medjool Dates

Why eat dates

Health Benefits

Dates are an excellent source of:   

  • Iron, the mineral that prevents anaemia and which is a part of the haemoglobin molecule in the blood 
  • Magnesium, which is has an important role in the nervous system integrity and in energy production.  
  • Potassium, useful for preventing muscle cramps and muscle recovery
  • Calcium phosphorus, essential for healthy bones  
  • Vitamin A, for healthy skin and eyesight 
  • Vitamin B3 (niacin) protecting from pellagra, a diseases which is manifested as dermatitis.
  • Niacin also reduces triglycerides and cholesterol levels (LDL) in the blood, thus protects the heart and circulatory system 
  • Folic acid, essential for protection against atherosclerosis and heart problems, and for protein metabolism.   

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