The Low Down on Dates

Dates are an interesting fruit that may not look the most appetizing but are delicious and have a lot of health benefits!

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Dates are great for a number of different aspects of your heath including:

  • Weight loss
  • Relieving constipation, supporting regular bowel movements
  • Promoting heart health, reducing heart disease risk
  • Diarrhea
  • Iron-deficiency anemia
  • Reducing blood pressure
  • Impotence
  • Promoting respiratory and digestive health
  • Pregnancy deliveries
  • Hemorrhoid prevention
  • Chronic conditions such as arthritis
  • Reducing colitis risk
  • Preventing colon cancer

Here are some delicious recipes that use dates that the whole family will enjoy!

 

Date-Pistachio Granola Bars

Granola bars are great snacks for everyone in the family. This recipe works great as is or feel free to vary the dried fruit, nuts or seed. EatingWell doesn't have to be hard.

 

Roasted Chicken with Dates, Citrus, and Olives

Martha Stewart does not disappoint. This chicken recipe will be perfect for any dinner you host.

 

No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes

Dates are a great way to sweeten your food. Minimalist Baker shares some yummy dessert recipes that includes this ingredient.

 

Date smoothie

Perfect for breakfast or a meal replacement, this smoothie will become a family fave. Thanks to The Guardian for sharing this recipe and the following one.

 

Sweet potato pizza with dates, green chilli and feta

Got a kid who refuses to try new things? Well how about adding dates as a topping to one of their fave foods? (don't add the chilli to keep recipe a little more kid friendly)

 

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