Many people are not interested in eating dates because they think that dates increase blood sugar levels. Fortunately, several studies to date have proven that such a notion is completely wrong.
According to the report presented by Nutrition Journal in 2011, even the consumption of dates is not harmful for patients with diabetes.
This study shows that dates, despite having a lot of natural sugar, have a low glycemic index and do not increase blood sugar levels after eating. However, if you have diabetes, it is better to consult your doctor before adding dates to your diet.
Dates are rich in fiber, which helps lower blood cholesterol levels and prevents obesity, heart disease, and colorectal cancer.
The Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition report in 2008 showed that the fiber in dates is an insoluble fiber that binds to fats and cholesterol and removes them from the body.
Another report from the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in 2009 showed that the consumption of dates can reduce the level of triglycerides by 8-15%, reducing the level of triglycerides can reduce the risk of hardening of the blood vessels and the occurrence of stroke and heart attack.