The Benefits of Dates
As well as being super yummy, dates have many benefits. Debs always leaves a bowl of them on the breakfast table and often includes them in their homemade flapjacks which are given to riders at lunchtime stops. They are one of the best ingredients for muscle development and are high in natural sugars so provide an immediate burst of energy.
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Dates are rich in several vitamins, minerals and fibre too. These delicious fruits contain oil, calcium, sulfur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper and magnesium which are all beneficial for health. Some health specialists have said that eating one date per day is necessary for a balanced and healthy diet.
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The Benefits of Apples
Aside from tasting delicious, apples contain masses of antioxidants most of which is contained in the peel all of which are an essential part of optimal health and prevention of disease. Debs always includes the apple peel in their Bircher Porridge for this reason.
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