Dates are fruits of the date palm tree. They contain an impressive level of iron which makes them the perfect home remedy for treating iron deficiency.
Dates are a good source of potassium which is good for building muscle, controlling fluid balance, regulating your heartbeat and blood pressure and protection against stroke and heart disease.
Dates also contain a healthy amount of vitamin B-6, which the body uses to build muscle and grow hair and nails. They contain vitamin A, which is needed for protecting the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes.
Dates are an excellent source of iron as well, containing about 11 per cent of the recommended daily amount. Iron is important for making red blood cells and helping them carry oxygen to the cells of your body.
Eating just four dates will give you 6.4 grammes of fibre. For men, this translates to up to 21 per cent of the recommended amount.
For women, it means up to 30 per cent of the daily recommended amount of fibre, depending on your age. More fibre aids digestion by softening and increasing the weight and size of your stool.
While most fibre-rich foods aid in weight loss, dates do not because they are high in carbohydrate and sugar. There are 266 calories in a serving of four dates, and nearly 64 grammes of sugar.