Ever increasingly, studies demonstrate that dates have a spectrum of healthy properties. In particular, the Medjool’s nutritional value has prompted researchers to regard it as an ideal or super food. Furthermore, no pesticides, additives, or preservatives are used in the cultivation or packaging of Caramel Naturel dates or date related products. All natural and nutrient rich, Caramel Naturel products are a popular choice for athletes and for individuals following certain dietary restrictions due to illness. They are also a delicious and satisfying way to indulge without compromise to a healthy diet. Read on to see how anyone can support a healthy lifestyle by incorporating Caramel Naturel dates into their diet.
Heart Healthy ♥
Fat, Sodium, and Cholesterol Free
Caramel Naturel dates and date products contain no saturated or trans-saturated fats, no sodium, and are naturally cholesterol free. Studies suggest that a diet low in fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers. In addition, diets low in sodium may also help reduce high blood pressure.
Support Energy Levels and Muscle Function
Dates are best known as one of the most potent natural sources of potassium. Caramel Naturel Medjools contain a higher content ratio of potassium than bananas, even. Potassium is the mineral essential to the body in maintaining healthy muscle contraction including vital heart muscle function. Potassium has also been shown to be a contributor in maintaining a healthy nervous system. Furthermore, potassium aids in balancing sodium levels in the body while encouraging the stable release of energy from proteins, fat, and carbohydrates. This is why potassium helps sustain an individual’s energy levels over time.
Support Bone Health
Rich in Minerals
In addition to high levels of potassium, Caramel Naturel Medjools contain other minerals like calcium and magnesium, both essential in the support of healthy bones and joints. Medjool dates also include impressive amounts of iron, nearly 1/3 of the Recommended Dietary Allowance needed to promote red blood cell development.
Promote Healthy Digestion and Weight Loss
High in Dietary Fiber
Caramel Naturel Medjool dates are a great source of dietary fiber, an important aid in healthy digestion. Our dates are delicious and sweet due to their naturally occurring sugars, yet remain low on the glycemic index because the sugars are balanced by high natural fiber content. The combination of these factors makes our dates extremely helpful in terms of healthy digestive function and maintaining or losing weight. Fiber is proven to not only support healthy digestion, but also to help you feel fuller longer. In addition, our Medjool date is a healthy carbohydrate that because it is also high in fiber, can keep blood sugar stable, help sustain energy, and manage hunger. Also, studies increasingly suggest that a high fiber diet may reduce the risk of some types of cancer. The benefits of high natural fiber intake are extraordinary, and Caramel Naturel dates are a delicious way to capture those benefits.
Replenish and Prevent
Full of Vitamins
The Caramel Naturel Medjool date is packed with vitamins like A, K and different B-complex. It also includes: Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B-6, Folate, and Pantothenic acid. This long list of vitamins delivers nutrients that benefit various healthy body functions including:
• The immune system
• Eye health
• Red blood cell production
• Heart health
• Brain and nerve function
• Converting food into energy
• Healthy skin, hair, and nails
Rich in Antioxidants
Our dates are an excellent source of antioxidants, known to prevent free radical damage. Specifically, recent studies have shown Medjool dates to be very dense with anti-oxidants known as polyphenols. Polyphenols are now understood to be particularly effective at protecting against cancer and heart disease. Higher concentrations of polyphenols are found in fruits produced in hot, sunny climates, like the Caramel Naturel Medjool date. Grown in the California sun, our Medjools are hand picked when they’re most ripe, healthy, and flavorful.
Diet and Nutritional Program Trends
Caramel Naturel dates and date products are an excellent choice for individuals following various popular diets and nutritional programs. They are “0” points on the Weight Watcher’s diet and are a 1:1 ratio fruit serving on the Jenny Craig program. They are also appropriate for anyone adhering to the Paleo diet, as natural fruit intake is encouraged. Atkins and South Beach diet subscribers are allowed dates because they are a healthy carbohydrate and are low on the glycemic index.
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