Eating 6 dates a day in the last 4 weeks of pregnancy significantly reduced the need for induction and augmentation of labour, and produced a more favourable, but non-significant, birthing outcome, A Study by the University of Jordan has found.
The humble date also makes a great healthy one handed snack as they are high in fibre, low in calories, naturally sweet, not by processed sugar, plus they taste great. Buying unpitted dates are also easier & convenient.
Nutritional information: 1 x 24g date
Calories : 23
Total Fat : 0g
Cholesterol : 0g
Sodium : 0g
Dietary Fibre : 0.7g
Sugars : 16g
Calcium : 2%
Protein : 0.6mg
Potassium : 54mgCarbohydrate : 6.23g
The humble date is also high in antioxidants
University of Jordan Study