Artificial sweeteners that contain no calories are proven unhealthy and can provoke an attack of hunger. Conventional sugars are more dangerous and they have negative effect on every single organ in your body. Therefore, the solution lies in consuming foods that are naturally sweet, which also bring plenty benefits to your body. One of these foods is dates.
Full of healthy carbohydrates, vitamin B6, and minerals such as magnesium, potassium and manganese, dates are an ideal substitute for regular sugar or artificial sweeteners. That is why more and more people who eat healthy, consume dates when they want to eat something sweet. Dates are not a chocolate, of course, but it’s all about healthy habits.
However, dates are not everyone’s first choice. There are people who love them, but also, there are plenty of people who don’t like their taste. So it’s good to know that dates can be cleverly hidden in your meal – and the product that remains is pretty sweet. You can make juices and smoothies with them.
If you want an energizing and tasty smoothie you can add a few dates in your blender between your favorite fruits. You can also create healthy sweet syrup for your pancakes and waffles. Leave few dates in a glass of water overnight and the next day mix them in your blender. Voila, the syrup is ready!
For those of you who don’t drink regular milk, dates are the best sweetener for your almond milk. They are giving a special taste to your milk, something like caramel. There is no exact recipe here, so you can adjust it to your taste – you can add one date or five, it doesn’t matter.