Authentic Food of the Day: Dates!

No, I’m not talking about movie or dinner dates! I’m talking about those sweet fruits that make a yummy snack anytime of the day. Dates have been grown in North Africa for nearly 8,000 years and have been praised for both their nutrients and flavor. You can get them at just about any grocery store and they make a great staple to have in your pantry.¬†Dates are a great source of vitamin B6 which helps give us energy and keeps our skin in great condition. In addition to vitamin B6, it is important to include natural sources of fiber in our diets. Dates are a great source of this, which helps keep our digestive system in optimal condition.


– If you are looking to add more potassium to your diet, dates are a great way to do it!

–¬†12 dates provide more than 15 percent of the daily recommended amount of iron and niacin needed to stay healthy and happy.