10 Best Health Benefits of Dates

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Dates couldn’t be sweeter (or better) for you! They have a ton of health benefits, from heart health to strengthening bones, and we’re all about them.

The next time you’re craving something sweet, instead of going for candy, opt for dates instead. They’re just as sweet and WAY better for you. This natural treat is a delicious source of fiber, with high concentrations of potassium and vitamin A, among other vitamins and minerals. Here are ten reasons you’ll want to add dates to your shopping cart ASAP.

Learn all about the different types of dates here.


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1. Boost Energy

Dates are high in natural sugars, so if you need a quick burst of energy mid-day, instead of going for a second cup of coffee go for a handful of dates. Or, if you don’t like ’em plain, whip up some energy balls or oatmeal bars packed with dates to fight the mid-day slump.


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