Dates are SUPER healthy, with many health benefits, including: (1)
- Decreased Cholesterol
- Prevent & Relieve Constipation
- Natural Energy Booster
- Reduce Triglyceride Levels
- Alternative Natural Sweetener
- Boost Bone Health
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In one study, Scientists fed a group of people dates for 1 month and measured the results. Despite the fact that dates are 80% sugar, the dates had no adverse affects on blood sugar or weight, and participants showed improvements in triglyceride levels. Check out this video from Nutritionfacts.org for more on the health benefits of dates.
So, just how do you make date sugar? I found a great article by SUKKARI LIFE, showing you just how to do that. Sukkari Life is a blog written by Raoum, who shares blogs on how to live a healthy life. Raoum lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and follows a whole food plant based lifestyle. Here is a bit more about Raoum from her website:
I follow a whole foods plant-based diet. High-carb, low-fat. I don’t like to call it a “diet” because for me it’s more than that. It’s a lifestyle. I LOVE everything I eat. I don’t count calories, macros, or anything like that. I just eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m satisfied but not stuffed. I have SO much energy living this way and feel good about the food I consume.
Sukkari is an Arabic word for “sugary”. Here is a short piece from the about page:
“Sukkari is an Arabic word سكري meaning sugary. It is also a type of dates grown in Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia. They’re a little dry from the outside, and chewy and very sweet from the inside. They usually come in a medium size compared to other dates. You probably know by now how good dates are for you. They’re full of vitamins, potassium, magnesium, iron, fiber, and different types of amino acids. Basically, they’re small treats full of goodness.”
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NOTE: Raoum mentions in her article that date sugar does not dissolve in liquids, so cannot be used to in drinks.
To see how to make your own DATE SUGAR
visit Sukkari Life:
A few other recipes, using dates,
from Sukkari Life: