This one is for all the pregnant ladies! DATES (The fruit, not the night out) can decrease the length of labor and post-delivery bleeding. WHAT?!?!
This isn’t something to take lightly. Post-delivery bleeding is a leading cause of death for women! Eat our dates ladies! You can checkout the science behind dates and labor on NutritionFacts.org.
Not pregnant? Well, as a wholefood, dates are a healthy way to add sweetness to your diet at any time and for anybody!
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Dates are easy to add to your diet
Here are some great ways that I like to eat dates, no recipe required!
- Enjoy on their own. They’re sweet and sticky!
- I really like to add them to my smoothies as the “sweetener.”, and since they are a wholefood, it’s a very healthy way to add sweetness! For a personal, 16oz smoothie I add anywhere from 3-6 dates depending on how sweet I want it.
- Open up the date, removing the pit and any hard bit, and stuff them with unsweetened shredded coconut, peanut butter, or cacao nibs and enjoy. Yummy!
I always bulk buy my dates from amazon. Of course you can buy them anywhere that carries them. I just like to have plenty on hand. And if you’re following the science, then you need to add six dates a day for the benefits. So stock up! (#ThankYouForYourSupport #CommissionsEarned)
Just remember the pits!
I never buy “pitted” dates because you aren’t guaranteed to have the entire pit removed. So one day I’m enjoying a smoothie and the next I’m at the dentist getting a chipped tooth fixed. So now I just split my dates open with a butter knife and remove the pit myself. That way I know for sure the entire pit, and any hard part of the fruit that shouldn’t be chewed, has been removed.
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