Pecan Energy Date Balls
High Quality energy snack packed with nutrients to keep you energized and full. Packed with 100% of the minerals your body is comprised of and needs to thrive. Delicious flavor with rich texture these are a great option for a morning breakfast, afternoon snack, post workout snack, dessert, and anything in between.
Organic Dates, Organic Whole Pecans, Organic Almond Butter, Organic Rolled Oats, Organic Pumpkin Spice, Wild Crafted Sea Moss, Organic Vanilla, Himalayan Pink Salt
Dates are a very healthy fruit to include in your diet.
They are high in several nutrients, fiber and antioxidants, all of which may provide health benefits ranging from improved digestion to a reduced risk of disease.
Dates are nutrient-rich
Three dates provide about 200 healthy calories, 54 grams of carbohydrates with about 5 grams as fiber, a gram of protein, and no fat. This size portion also supplies smaller amounts of a wide range of nutrients, including B vitamins, vitamin K, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and manganese. Dates are a strong source for proteins that help us in staying fit, and even keep our muscles strong. Dates contain vitamins such as B1, B2, B3 and B5, as well as A1 and C. If you have a few of these energy date balls every day, you won't have to take vitamin supplements. Not only will it keep you healthy, there will be a noticeable change in your energy levels as well
Dates have a variety of antioxidants
In addition to their vitamin and mineral content, dates are rich in health protective antioxidants. One recent paper, published in the Journal of Pharmacy & BioAllied Sciences, states that dates are a good source of natural antioxidants, which can be used for the management of oxidative stress–related illnesses. Oxidative stress occurs when there is an imbalance between the production of cell-damaging free radicals and the body's ability to counter their harmful effects. It’s a precursor to aging and cell damage that can lead to disease. Dates also contain anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial compounds, which means they may also play a role in combating infectious diseases.
Dates are naturally sweet and provide no added sugar
Many people think of dates as dried fruit—but they’re actually fresh fruit, since no water is removed. And because dates are whole, unprocessed fruit, their sugar content is naturally occurring. In other words, if an energy bar is sweetened only with dates, the label can list 0 grams of added sugar. That’s key, because added sugar is the type we should limit, due to its association with an increased risk of heart disease and obesity.
Dates support digestive health
Three dates provide about 18% of the daily goal for fiber, which supports good digestive function. One study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, looked specifically at the impact of date consumption on the gut. Healthy men were randomly assigned to eat either seven dates per day, or a control addition of a carbohydrate and sugar mixture for 21 days. After a 14-day washout period, the groups switched. Researchers found that while eating dates, the study subjects experienced improvements in their bowel movement frequency and a reduced level of stool chemicals known to damage cells and trigger mutations that may lead to cancer. If you’ve ever experienced constipation, you know how it can wreak havoc with your energy level and overall comfort. Dates can be a simple way to get things moving.
Dates protect heart health and blood sugar regulation
Older research has examined the effects of date intake on healthy adults over a four-week period. In one study, volunteers ate about three and a half ounces a day of two different types of dates. At the end of the month, researchers found that the date addition did not significantly affect the body mass index (BMI), total cholesterol, LDL, or HDL levels of the study subjects. Most important, fasting blood glucose and blood fat levels did not increased after consuming either date variety. In fact, blood fats decreased, as did measures of oxidative stress.
Another more recent study tested date consumption on both blood fats and glycemic control. One hundred men and women with type 2 diabetes were randomly assigned to eat either no dates at all or to add three dates daily for 16 weeks. The date eaters experienced a statistically significant decrease in both total cholesterol and ”bad” LDL. And HbA1c (a measure of blood sugar control over the previous two- to three-month period) did not change in the date eaters. The group that consumed dates also experienced improvements in mental health and measures of overall quality of life. These studies are significant because blood sugar regulation and heart Heath are closely connected. People with type 2 diabetes have a twofold increased risk if heard disease, including heart attack; cardiovascular disease is the top cause of death among people with type 2 diabetes.
Dates may offer brain protection
Protective compounds in dates are also thought to help guard the brain. A paper published in the journal Neural Regeneration Research states that dates have promising therapeutic potential against Alzheimer’s disease due to their ability to combat inflammation and oxidative stress in the brain.