Dates

Description

I just adore dates, especially dipping them in peanut butter! Try it – you’ll be glad you did.

High cholesterol

Dates are very high in a type of soluble fibre called beta glucan. Many clinical trials have shown beta glucan to be effective at lowering cholesterol. It does this by binding to cholesterol in the digestive tract, and carrying it away through the bowels.

Constipation

Beta glucan is wonderful for softening the stool and stimulating mild contraction of the gut wall, enabling better elimination.