Dates are rich in vitamins, minerals and fibres. It is said that eating 1 date a day is necessary for a balanced and healthy diet. Dates can be added to smoothies, yoghurt and even mixed with butter for a delicious spread. Dates are beneficial for both adults and children,especially during a time of recovery from illness and injury, they are brimming with much needed minerals and energy to help you stay healthy. Dates are magic! As your body absorbs the high nutrient value of dates they pacify feelings of hunger, maintain good eye sight, regulate the digestive process and a great food to eat when breaking your fast as the nutritional value eases the stomach lining readying it for more foods to be eaten.