Are dates good for you?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of eating dates?

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High GI. The glycaemic index or GI is a measurement of how quickly a food affects your blood glucose levels. Dates have a GI score of 103, while glucose is measured at 100. Overconsumption of high glycaemic index and load foods can increase your chances of type-2 diabetes, heart disease and obesity

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Answered on August 25, 2017.
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High calorie. One cup of dates contains about 450 calories and it is vey easy to eat that many.

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Minerals. High in potassium, copper, magnesium and manganese unlike most fruits which are known more for their vitamin content.

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Constipation. The high fibre and easily digestibility of dates makes them perfect alongside prunes as a laxative to relive constipation.

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Diarrhea. Besides the potassium content helping curb diarrhea they also help firm up stools to ease the symptoms of diarrhea.

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Sugar. There are 66 grams of sugar per 100g of dates, this is extremely high and is the same amount in two cans of soda.

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