Why Organic Dates?

Dates are natural fruits with significant nutritional and medicinal properties. Since organic dates ripen naturally, they preserve the flavor natural texture and offer the most health and nutritional benefits as compared to non-organic dates.

Organic dates have the best health impact on the body. Organic dates are grown in pure organic soil with only natural fertilizers. Natural fertilizers enrich the nutrients in the soil and preserve the potency of the fiber, the antioxidants, and vitamins in the dates. See below.

Organic dates are not treated with pesticides, which are toxic and degrade the nutrients and the vitamins in the dates.

Organic dates are not fumigated. Producers of non-organic dates fumigate dates with toxic chemicals to kill bugs and worms, which are cancerous.

Health benefits of dates

Dates are high in fiber. Fiber is important for digestive well being and overall health. Many studies showed that eating dates promotes bowel movements and prevents constipation.

Dates are a natural source of energy. Medjool dates contain carbs and potassium which are especially useful for athletes. The sustained release of carbs refills your body’s glycogen, which is the main source of energy that is expended during strenuous activity.

Dates are high in antioxidants. Dates have more antioxidants than plums and figs. Antioxidants reduce risk of several diseases. Antioxidants protect cells from free radicals, which are unstable molecules that are harmful to health.

Dates contain flavonoids, which reduce inflammation and showed potential to lower risk of diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and some cancers.

Dates contain carotenoids, which were shown to promote heart health and reduce eye disorders such as macular degeneration.

Dates contain phenolic acid, which has anti-flammatory properties and was shown to reduce risk of cancer and heart disease.

Dates are a natural sweetener. Dates are a source of fructose (natural sugar). They are a great substitute for white sugar. The fiber in dates slows digestion and may help prevent sugar spikes after eating. Dates have a low glycemic index (GI). GI measures how quickly your blood sugar rises after eating specific food. Research showed that dates can regulate blood sugar due their low GI, fiber, and antioxidants.

Eating dates was shown to improve brain function. In lab studies, dates reduced inflammatory markers, such as interleukin 6 (IL-6), in the brain. High levels of IL-6 are associated with a higher risk of neuro-degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. Animal studies showed that dates could reduce activity of amyloid beta proteins, which can form plaque in the brain. Accumulation of plaque disrupts communications between brain cells, which lead to their death and Alzheimer’s. Mice fed a diet that included dates, showed better memory and learning. They also displayed less anxiety. The brain-boosting properties of dates have been attributed to their antioxidants (Flavonoids), which reduce inflammation.

Preliminary investigations show that consuming dates, which contain minerals like phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium promotes bone health and prevent bone conditions like osteoporosis.