A serving of 2 Medjool dates contains:
- Calories: 110
- Protein: 1 gram
- Fat: 0 grams
- Carbohydrates: 31 grams
- Fiber: 3 grams
- Sugar: 27 grams
Medjool dates are a good source of:
Medjool dates are also an excellent source of phytonutrients, plant compounds that may have health benefits. Studies have shown they can stimulate the immune system, reduce inflammation, prevent DNA damage, and improve hormone regulation.
Potential Health Benefits of Medjool Dates
Medjool dates are a great way to sweeten up your diet while adding vitamins and minerals.
Sweet snacks often have little nutritional value and are loaded with “empty calories” from sugar and fat. But Medjool dates’ high fiber content helps you to feel fuller for longer, which can aid in weight management goals.
Medjool dates are still high in calories, however, so too many can be a bad thing.
Research has found that Medjool dates can offer additional health benefits:
Lower Risk of Heart Disease
Medjool dates’ soluble fiber content lowers bad (LDL) cholesterol. Fiber binds with this cholesterol and prevents its absorption into your bloodstream. This keeps cholesterol’s fatty deposits from building up in your arteries, which reduces the risk of heart disease.
Studies have shown that soluble fiber may also help control blood sugar levels and reduce blood pressure.