FIRST OF ALL
If you've never experienced the deliciousness of dates, it's time we introduce you.
Dates are a soft, gooey, chewy fruit with a super sweet taste like caramel. We source our dates from California & eat them when we're craving something sweet (which is too often).
Not only do dates taste amazing, but this powerhouse of a fruit is loaded with essential vitamins, minerals, and "superfood" benefits. Switch your artificial sweeteners and refined sugars with dates (or Wanna Date?) for a quick, easy, healthy alternative.
All about Dates!
1. Glucose, Fructose, and Sucrose
Dates are fruit, which means that they're full of natural sugars. Our bodies use the carbs and sugars found in foods like fruit for energy. These natural sugars are not going to make you less-healthy or directly cause you to gain weight. The vitamins, minerals, and fiber found in fruit all work together to slow down your body's intake of glucose and as a result your blood sugar levels stabilize. Did you know dates are a low glycemic index food?
2. Fiber is our Friend
The fiber content in dates makes them fantastic for digestive health and improving bowel movements- kiss that constipation goodbye! Dates can help with IBS symptoms and even reduce one's risk of colon cancer. Thanks to that fiber, you'll also feel fuller longer after snacking on dates. Finally, because you'll be pooping (gross but hey we all do it) more often and potentially eating fewer sweets, dates might help with weight loss.
3. Tons of Energy
Ever try one of those low-carb diets and by the end of the day you're tired, moody, and craving every unhealthy food imaginable? That's because (despite what every unrealistic article & fad diet out there will tell you) the human body needs carbs. Natural, healthy carbs like those found in dates act as fuel for long, busy work days. Ditch the "energy" bars and eat dates for an immediate energy-kick.
4. Plenty of Potassium
Did you know that a cup of dates has more potassium than an entire banana? Now THAT sh** is bananas! Potassium is a natural electrolyte and is essential for muscle recovery/muscle maintenance, as well as with keeping your blood pressure levels in check.
5. No sodium, No fat, No cholesterol
Because dates contain no sodium, no fat, and no cholesterol they are an incredibly heart-healthy food. Having high cholesterol can put you at risk for heart disease, a heart attack, or stroke. Meanwhile, consuming too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure.
Eating dates can benefit your cholesterol levels because they are free from those bad saturated fats (which are found in meat & dairy) AND dates are free of trans fats (the fats found in many processed foods & hydrogenated oils).
6. Many Vitamins and Minerals
Eating a few dates every day is truly like taking a multi-vitamin. Dates have plenty of vitamin A, K, and B-6 along with riboflavin, thiamin, calcium, iron, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, zinc, niacin, selenium, copper, manganese, and organic sulphur.
We encourage you to further research the benefits of dates on your own to see more of what we're talking about. You'll be amazed by what you discover! (we once read that eating dates can improve sexual stamina... ;)