For decades, dates have been known for their great health benefits, and there is a reason why Muslims break their fast during Ramadan with a date:
When fasting, your body can suffer from headaches, low blood sugar and lethargy.
Dates are a great source of fiber, sugar, carbohydrates, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5 and C, potassium and magnesium, so they’re a great way to help your body go back to its normal health level.
Why else do we love dates?
They are a great way to fill you up and help you maintain your weight, yes even though they are a sweet sugary fruit dates can help you maintain your weight during Ramadan.
Snack on a few dates instead of sugary desserts and sweets; try a mix of dates and almonds as well to keep you full. But make sure that there is no artificial sugar coating on the dates.
To avoid over eating during Iftar, break your fast with 2 dates and a cup of yogurt or milk.
A single serving of about 100 grams of dates has around 280 calories.