Are you celebrating National Date Week? The fruit, that is…

February 20th, 2014 No Comments

February 15-22 is National Date Week

Dates are not only delicious and naturally sweet, they’re also nutritious! Rich in antioxidants, fiber, and minerals such as calcium, zinc, magnesium, manganese, copper, selenium, iron, and potassium. These minerals can help to lower blood pressure. A diet rich in fiber will help the digestive system, helping to avoid constipation and even colon cancer.

Other health benefits targeted to the older population include helping reduce the risk of stroke, helping to prevent hemorrhoids, helping to relieve inflammation caused by arthritis, and reducing the risk of getting colitis.

If you’re looking for a healthy recipe, visit the California Dates website: www.datesaregreat.com/recipes.

 


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