5. As a Post-workout Snack
Medjool dates have 281g of potassium per serving—that’s 50% more of the mineral by weight than bananas.
Why that matters: “Potassium is an important nutrient as an electrolyte essential for health and helpful for athletic performance, but also for optimal heart health by helping to control blood pressure,” says Palmer. Plus, the mineral is missing from most Americans’ diets. Medjool dates are also packed with magnesium, another mineral your muscles need to recover.
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