Medjool dates were considered “the fruit of kings” thousands of years ago. Neither their taste nor their exceptional nutritional value has changed since those times. Therefore, even today these type of dates are a great addition to your diet. Organic Medjool dates are deliciously sweet and can have a subtle caramel flavor that makes them a great addition to desserts. They also make a great snack on their own as they are nutritious enough to keep you going through several hours of intense work.
Medjool dates were at the edge of extinction at the beginning of the 20th century due to a disease that affected the trees in Morocco, their country of origin. However, some offshoots were sent to the US in 1927, which prevented this terrible loss and allows us to enjoy these delicious dates grown on American soil.
The health benefits of organic Medjool dates are numerous and varied. The most important of them are:
- Improving your digestion.
As Medjool dates are exceptionally rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber, they are a great food for your digestive system. If you suffer from any kind of digestive disorder that includes irregular bowel movements, diarrhea or constipation, adding dates to your diet will be a wise decision as they will help relieve these symptoms.
- Controlling your blood pressure.
This fruit is rich in magnesium and potassium. Both these nutrients play a crucial part in maintaining your blood pressure at a healthy level. Therefore, you need to consume them regularly in order to reduce the risk of stroke, coronary disease, and other conditions caused or aggravated by hypertension. Note that these nutrients can also benefit the health of your nervous system and muscles.
- Removing “bad” cholesterol from your system.
Antioxidants, polyphenols, and tannins from Medjool dates can not only stop the buildup of “bad” LDL cholesterol in your system, but also remove it from your body. Therefore, eating them on a regular basis will reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis and some digestive-related cancers.