Dates, Dates, Dates! And All Their Health Benefits!

As the fruit of palm trees, Dates not only have the sweetest of taste, but provide a myriad of health benefits to accompany their flavor.

Rich in vitamins, fiber, iron, selenium, copper and other minerals, dates have been one of the most popular ingredients in many Eastern Asian folk remedies aiming to promote blood production, improve digestive system, and boost energy. Its sweet taste and soft texture also makes it one of the favorite dessert choices among Eastern and Central Asians.  What’s not to love about dates?

Now, let’s take a more in-depth look at the many health benefits of dates.

Bone Health and Strength

The amount of minerals found in dates may surprise you to be enough to classify as a super food for strengthening bones. Dates contain selenium, manganese and copper, all of which are integral to healthy bone development and strength, particularly as people begin to age and their bones gradually weaken.

Blood circulation

The population of struggling Americans with Anemia is ever growing. With anemia leaving patients feeling exhausted, dates provide a boost of iron to pump up your system. With the natural sugars dates contain are far better than your go-to energy bar which is likely chalked full of artificial sugars for an afternoon pick-me-up.

Lowering Cholesterol

The potassium found in dates reduces the risk of stroke and adding dates to your diets has shown to lower LDL cholesterol.

An Anti Inflammatory

Dates are rich in magnesium leading as one of the greatest anti-inflammatory minerals our bodies can intake.

Seasonal Allergy Aid

One of the most interesting benefits of dates is the presence of organic sulfur within them. So what’s organic sulfur do for you? This is not a very common element to find in foods, but it does have a worthwhile amount of health benefits, including the reduction of allergic reactions and seasonal allergies.  Here’s to less sneezing and itchy eyes when everything is starting to bloom!

Weight control

Filling up on fruits and vegetables is a longtime suggestion for those wishing to lose a few pounds, and dates can easily make that list of great foods to accomplish those goals. With a low calorie count and high fiber level, dates can satisfy your nutritional needs.

Ultimately, dates are good for you overall health with benefits from head to toe, inside and out. That’s why we’ve chosen to use dates in the Karuna Hydrate products understanding their benefits. Chinese dates were selected for more than adding a touch of sweetness to the layers of exotic, earthy flavors of Karuna Hydrate.

Crisp, light, and low in calories, Karuna Hydrate’s fruity flavored waters are made from some of the most treasured healthy fruits in Eastern Asia. Each ingredient was selected for its hearty abundance of vitamins, antioxidants, and essential minerals. Each bottle of Karuna Hydrate offers a refreshing path to invigorating your mind and energizing your body.

Which Hydrate plant-based beverage are you going to try next?

About the Author:

Angela earned her Ph.D. in Pathology from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and her MBA degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Angela has an extensive background in medical research, she was a recipient of American Heart Association Pre-doctoral Fellowship and Northwestern University School of Medicine Post-doctoral Fellowship. Her research topics ranged from cardiovascular diseases to cancer. Angela had lead pipeline planning and business development in pharmaceutical and international juice industry. Angela’s passion for natural healing is rooted in her strong belief in traditional Chinese medicine and herbal sciences, she started collecting and experimenting herbal recipes since age 5 and apply “Food-As-Medicine” to her daily family life. For more story on Angela Zeng please visit: Package Design Featured Karuna