7 Surprising Health Benefits of Dates You Never Knew About (It’s Especially Good For Digestion!)

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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3. Reduced Blood Pressure

The benefits of magnesium don’t end with it being only a natural anti-inflammatory; magnesium also helps lower blood pressure. Dates also contain plenty of potassium, which can reduce blood pressure and promote overall heart health.

4. Reduced Risk Of Stroke

Dietary magnesium intake is also associated with a decreased risk of stroke, especially ischemic stroke, according to a 2011 survey in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Researchers evaluated 7 studies and found that for ever 100 milligrams of magnesium consumed per day, a person’s risk of
stroke was reduced by 9%.

5. Pregnancy Health

If you’re pregnant you have extra reason to stock up on dates, according to a study from the University of Science and Technology.

“The consumption of date fruit in the last 4 weeks before labour significantly reduced the need for induction and augmentation of labour, and produced a more favourable… delivery outcome,” the study concluded.

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6. Brain Health

One study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that enough B6 vitamin can significantly improve your test scores, by boosting your brain performance.

The study adds that “vitamin B supplementation has been proposed to prevent of reverse cognitive decline”.

7. Weight Loss

High-fibre foods like dates are the cornerstone for many weight loss plans, and for good reason.

They taste great, make you feel full, and can be used as a healthier snack than the processed sweets you’d normally eat.

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