Dates are packed to the brim with necessary vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, Vitamin A1, Vitamin B1, potassium, copper, niacin and iron. They are good for your blood, heart and bones. They are also very high in fiber, making them effective for a healthy digestive system.
The high content of magnesium and fiber found in dates makes them a very good cancer fighter. People from Middle Eastern countries that consume lots of dates have much lower instances of cancer then in people in other parts of the world.
Dates allow a way for diabetics to replace sugar in their diets. They contain fructose and glucose, and although they are very sweet, they can safely be consumed by diabetics. Dates can be chopped up and mixed with food or turned into syrup.