SOURCE: Bard Valley Natural Delights Medjool Dates

Bard Valley Natural Delights Medjool Dates

March 06, 2012 08:00 ET

Medjool Dates: One of Nature's Best Kept Secrets

In Honor of National Nutrition Month, Nation's Top Medjool Date Brand Reminds Americans About the "Fruit of the Kings"

BARD VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 6, 2012) - Bard Valley Natural Delights Medjool Dates, the nation's top selling brand of Medjool dates, celebrates National Nutrition Month by unveiling the top 10 reasons why the famous fruit enjoyed by Kings and Queens since 3000 B.C. is one of nature's most nutritious foods.

The Top 10 Reasons Why Bard Valley Natural Delights Medjool Dates are a nutritional powerhouse:

1. They are naturally sweet
Medjool dates are naturally sweet and contain no added sugar, making them an ideal alternative to artificial and processed sweeteners.

2. They help protect against cancer
Medjool dates are filled with polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that help protect the body against the oxidation and inflammation of cells that can lead to cancer. Medjool dates contain more antioxidants than blackberries, plums and apples.

3. They help stabilize blood sugar levels
Medjool dates rate low to low/medium on the Glycemic Index (GI). A low-GI carb diet keeps glucose and insulin levels stable, helping maintain sustained energy and a healthy weight.

4. They make you feel fuller for longer
Medjool dates are loaded with dietary fiber. Just one-quarter cup of Medjools provides 12 percent of the daily requirement of fiber and helps satisfy between-meal cravings.

5. They can reenergize
Rich in potassium, manganese and other important minerals, Medjools help balance blood sodium levels and release energy from protein, fat and carbohydrates.

6. They are a healthy snack
Medjool dates are a no-fat and no-cholesterol treat, making them ideal for snacking.

7. They help fight against "bad" cholesterol
Medjool dates help lower LDL cholesterol levels, which decreases the risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

8. They can ease labor and deliveries in pregnant women
A study in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology indicated that pregnant women who consumed six Medjool dates for four weeks prior to their estimated delivery date had easier labors with fewer complications.

9. They help lower blood pressure
Medjool dates are also dense in copper, Vitamin B6, niacin, calcium, iron and Vitamin K, making it the perfect addition to the DASH diet, which is proven to lower blood pressure.

10. They have a long shelf life
Medjool dates have a shelf life of 30 days when stored at room temperature -- making them ideal for travel and enjoying at work, home or play.

About Bard Valley Natural Delights™ Medjool Dates
Known as the "Fruit of the Kings," caramel-like Natural Delights Medjool Dates are considered the best-tasting, most luscious dates in the world. In addition to being a good source of fiber, they contain no added sugar, are high in antioxidants and offer important vitamins and minerals including Potassium, Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Niacin, Calcium, Iron and Vitamin K. The Bard Valley Medjool Date Growers Association (BVMDGA), a consortium of family growers in the southwest, is responsible for over 50 percent of the Medjool dates grown in the U.S. Thanks to their efforts, Natural Delights is the top Medjool date brand in the country. For more information, visit www.naturaldelights.com.

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