How many times have we wondered “How many dates should be eaten per day?”
At Nuturally, we have the answer!
The daily recommended portion amounts to 2 dried dates, corresponding to 40gr.
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) maintains that consuming up to 40g of dried fruit per day as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol helps protect cardiovascular health and reduces cholesterol levels. Indeed, FDA doctors maintain that dried dates are an excellent source of magnesium and potassium, which are helpful in reducing fatigue and tiredness.
How can you weigh dates without a scale at hand?
We can always trust our hands to measure how many dried dates we should eat.
The ideal serving size of dates is 2 pieces and joining two thumbs together gives the daily amount of dates.
Indeed, according to the British Nutrition Foundation's study, you can use your hands to easily estimate the portions of food, since this intuitive method for a long and healthy life is literally always 'at hand'. You can use both the palm of your hand and your fingers not only to enjoy such food, but also to be able to measure it and avoid eating excessive amounts of food.
Of course, it is good to bear in mind that each person has their own specific nutritional needs depending on their constitution, age, gender, level of physical activity, etc. and, for this reason, the portions of food vary according to individual needs. Indeed, the study reveals that the hand method is proportionally applicable because a bigger person, with bigger hands, will automatically consume bigger portions than smaller people, with smaller hands.
On Nuturally.com (the online shop with more than 120 types of nuts and dried fruit) you can buy online different types of dates: Dried Super Jumbo Medjool Dates, Organic Medjool Dates, Pitted Medjool Dates, Dried Super Jumbo Medjool Dates 5 kg and Organic Medjool Dates 5 kg. Here is a simple table to find out how many pieces correspond to 40g of dates:
|HOW MANY PIECES in 40g
|DRIED SUPER JUMBO MEDJOOL DATES
|ORGANIC MEDJOOL DATES
|DRIED SUPER JUMBO MEDJOOL DATES 5 KG
|ORGANIC MEDJOOL DATES 5 KG
|PITTED MEDJOOL DATES