A study, conducted by the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, found that people who consume dates regularly increase the growth of the good kind of bacteria that protects us from the growth of cancer cells in the colon.
7. They relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies.
SAR or Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis affects over 30 million people in the United States alone, but thankfully,
dates have a positive effect on it. Another study shows that the date palm is effective at decreasing several markers of inflammation in patients with SAR.
8. They aid weight loss.
Dates can also help with weight loss. Yes, they have fiber, but this fiber makes you feel full for a long time and it prevents spikes in blood glucose.