Just like other dried healthy snacks, if you eat dates on a daily basis, you will get tremendous health benefits. But what are they? Dates are an ancient food. Some archeological evidence even suggesting they were around as far back as 7000 BC.
We also know that this wrinkled, brown fruit has been a staple food in the Middle East for thousands of years—and for good reason.
To start, dates are chock-full of minerals, vitamins, and health-benefiting phytonutrients.
They contain copper, iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, a slew of B vitamins including vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), niacin, pantothenic acid, and riboflavin.
They also contain good amounts of vitamins A and K and the carotenes, lutein and zeaxanthin.
They are also high in fiber, which is very beneficial for helping your body remove toxins in an easy and effective manner.