Dates have been claimed to have a few other health benefits that have not yet been extensively studied.
- Bone health: Dates contain several minerals, including phosphorus, potassium, calcium and magnesium. All of these have been studied for their potential to prevent bone-related conditions like osteoporosis (1, 21).
- Blood sugar control: Dates have the potential to help with blood sugar regulation due to their low glycemic index, fiber and antioxidants. Thus, eating them may benefit diabetes management (2).
Although these potential health benefits are promising, more human studies are needed before conclusions can be made.