Dates, native to western Asia or North Africa, are oddly wrinkled brown fruit with many health benefits. The copper, magnesium and manganese present in dates provide unique preventive and healing functions.
Studies done on dates prove that the alkaline fruit aids in male reproductive health. Cadmium, a well-known testicular toxicant, was tested against date palm pollen extract for therapeutic potential and ability to avert reproductive damage. The research supported by the scientists concluded that not only are the testicles vulnerable to cadmium toxins, but that date palm pollen extract treatment can also amend its deleterious effects. They reported that the treatment activated the testicular endocrine and antioxidant systems.
Another study reported another major health benefits of eating dates. There are at least 15 minerals in the fruit, including selenium, which is widely known as an element believed to help prevent cancer.
Other benefits of dates include relief from constipation, intestinal disorders, heart problems, anemia, sexual dysfunction, diarrhea and abdominal cancer.