If you like sweetness on a Friday night, something new and exciting, or something that will give you energy and perhaps a little skip in your step, then you are likely someone who likes a good date or even several. And whether we’re talking about a romantic outing with another person or an edible sweet fruit, it mattereth not. Dates out to dessert or dates for dessert are both as awesome as they are healthy for the body and mind. Yet, for this article, we are talking about the fruit of the date palm grown in many tropical regions of the world.
Moreover, if you eat three of these soft, squishy fruit every day for one week, you may consider making dates a more regular occurrence because the following things will likely happen to your body:
1. Reduced risk of colon cancer
Along with ensuring that food moves through the digestive system at a healthy rate, dates also make sure that the gut itself is healthy and free from harmful bacteria. And when the digestive system and gut are working well, then so is the colon, resulting in a reduced risk of colon cancer.
A study conducted by the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences found that those who consumed dates had enhanced colon health because dates increased the growth of good bacteria, inhibiting the growth of colon cancer cells.