4. Slower Age-Related Mental Decline
The time to protect your brain from the ravages of aging-related mental decline is now. Right now. There are lots of ways to challenge your brain and keep it sharp, but all of them rely on proper nutrition to maintain clear pathways in the brain. Dates have been found to lower inflammatory markers in your gray matter that are associated with higher rates of Alzheimer’s.
There have also been animal studies that indicate dates have the potential to prevent the formation of amyloid beta protein plaques in the brain. When these plaques form, they disrupt communication between brain cells and cause cells to die at a faster rate. Other animal studies found that mice fed a diet including dates had better learning ability, longer memory, and less anxiety-related behaviors.