Dates… Good or Bad

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I’ve grown-up with dates always in the house.My grandmother used them in cake, that is if I left her any to use… 🙂

Here’s some interesting facts about Dates as a snack! Source www.howstuffworks.com

|  Dates are among the most ancient of fruits, growing along the Nile as early as the 5th century B.C. Perhaps the Egyptians knew dates’ sweetness hit a bounty of nutrients. Dates are nuggets of nutrition that satisfy a sweet tooth, making them ideal snacks to stave off hunger. True, dates provide more calories than most fruits, but they make a great substitute for processed sweets, like candy, to help you stick to your weight-loss routine.

dried dates snack

dried dates snack

California dates are sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, and a good source of fiber — all of which are important factors in keeping the pounds off. Learn about this sweet fruit and how it can help slim your waistline and improve your overall health.

Health Benefits

Loaded with fiber — both soluble and insoluble — dates are able to fill you up and keep your bowel habits regular. They are an excellent source of potassium and provide numerous other importantvitamins and minerals — quite a powerhouse packed in a tiny, portable package.  |

So, go on a date…its beneficial 🙂

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