Friday, 25 January 2013

RAWesome Friday: The Eat Raw Series

What do constipation, antioxidants, potassium, and sugar fixes have in common?

The goodness of..........

Medjool dates!

There are plenty of reasons to add these guys to your pantry since they contain some great things like:

Fibre: Keeps you regular, full longer, benefits your digestive system, aids in absorbing nutrients, and helps to lower blood cholesterol (

Antioxidants: Here's thehealthnutty simple description of how they work: Nutrients that remove harmful things from our bodies and are said to help prevent disease. The more junk we are exposed to from diet or the environment, the more "free radicals" we will have in our bodies . In the end, this can can contribute to our health becoming unstable. We can help the cells in our bodies by eating antioxidants. (

Potassium: Helps to balance the pH in our bodies, is beneficial for good blood circulation, and is excellent for brain and heart health.

B Vitamins: Most of the time, known as 8 vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, cyanocobalamin, folic acid, and biotin... A list that would be a whole other 10 blogs!) These B Vitamins are beneficial to the way your body breaks down carbs into sugar, breaking down fats and proteins, and they are all necessary for healthy muscle tone, intestinal tracts, skin, and hair.

So what do we take from all this?

1. Stay regular, folks. In other words, be nice to your colon!

2. Know that you're getting some great nutrients for your body when you devour a date.

3. If you have a sweet tooth, (I certainly do!) then grab some Medjool yumminess! Usually a date or two does the trick for this healthnut!

The Health Nutty Professor wrote about dates in a previous blog. Check out the recipe HERE to try them in a smoothie! Mmmm mmm! 

Happy Pooping and stay healthy ya'll!


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