4. Decreasing age-related mental decline
The time to protect your brain from the ravages of mental deterioration associated with aging is now. Right now. There are many ways to challenge your brain and keep it in shape, but they all depend on adequate nutrition to maintain clear pathways in the brain. It has been found that dates reduce the inflammatory markers in your gray matter that are associated with higher rates of loss of memory and other brain diseases.
Animal studies have also indicated that dates have the potential to prevent the formation of beta amyloid protein plaques in the brain. When these plaques form, they disrupt communication between cells in the brain and cause the cells to die at a faster rate. Other studies found that mice fed a diet that included dates had better learning ability, longer memory and fewer anxiety-related behaviors.