Dates might not seem like much, but eating them can convey some valuable health benefits including boosted energy, a good source of iron, and much more. Dates are popular all over the world and can be found in a variety of forms, including as an ingredient in our One Love Chocolate Nut Bars and Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars.
Read on to find out more about what makes dates such an amazing food.
They Can Be an Excellent Source of Energy
Dates are pretty calorie dense – that is, you can potentially get a lot of energy from eating relatively few dates. They contain a lot of natural sugars like glucose, fructose, and sucrose – all of which can give you the boost you need to power through your workout or whatever else you have planned.
They’re Great On Your Gut
Dates contain both soluble and insoluble fiber in conjunction with beneficial amino acids. Together, these may stimulate the digestion of food to help ensure a faster and more efficient passage through your intestinal tract. More fiber in your diet may also help treat gastrointestinal conditions. Of course, you should always speak with your doctor first if you actually have dietary health issues.
Dates Are Rich in Disease-Fighting Antioxidants
Antioxidants are responsible for protecting your cells from free radicals that can cause harmful reactions in your body if they’re left alone. Dates contain numerous antioxidants including carotenoids, flavonoids, and phenolic acid – all of which are incredibly beneficial for your body and can help reduce your risk of certain diseases including some cancers, eye-related disorders, cardiovascular disease, and more.
They’ll Satisfy That Sweet Tooth
Being healthy is by far the most important feature that a food can have, but when it’s also tasty, that’s a win-win. Dates are chock full of energy and disease-fighting antioxidants, but they’re also sweet and delicious. If you’re someone who periodically reaches for that cookie or piece of candy throughout the day to satisfy your sweet tooth, try replacing them with dates. You’ll get the same sweetness your mouth craves while supplying your body with what it needs.
Eat Well, Live Well
As health and fitness professionals with decades in the industry, we know a lot about what the body needs to thrive. One Love health bars are made entirely from pure, organic, simple ingredients that are easy to digest and taste great!
If you’re someone who eats healthy every day or if you’re just starting on your health journey, give One Love Remedy a try and see just how delicious healthy can be.