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Want a happy gut?

You're not alone. Per a 2018 survey, 61% of Americans had a bothersome gut symptom the week prior.1

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Have you ever tried taking a probiotic for your gut issues, in hopes of changing your gut bacteria for the better?

Did you know that the foods you eat can significantly change your gut bacteria in just 1-2 days!?2

The gut connects with many other parts of the body, including the brain, immune system, lungs, and more! So, it's important to keep your gut happy and healthy for optimal health.


Dates have something called Fructans, which are PREbiotic fermentable fibers.

So, while dates do not have PRObiotics, they contain PREbiotics, which are the important food for PRObiotics.

PREbiotics are the ones who can significantly change the type of bacteria in your gut, in just a matter of 1-2 days!

Want to see what happens to the Medjool date once it enters your mouth?

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Chew, Chew, Chew – taste and enjoy! Your mouth produces important enzymes that help to start the break-down process.


Weee – the date enjoys a fun ride down the esophagus slide.


Into the acidic stomach, which further helps to break down this delicious treat, and into the small intestine.

Small Intestine

Small intestine, where most of the date's nutrients get absorbed...except for a few, including those important Prebiotics. Humans lack the enzyme needed to break down the Fructans into their simple sugar units, so onward they go to the Large Intestine, which is home to most of your beneficial gut bacteria.

Large Intestine

In the large intestine, the Fructans are quickly fermented by your gut bacteria. This leads to growth of helpful bacteria, including bifidobacteria and lactobacilli.

Bifidobacteria and lactobacilli are thought to help the gut by:

  • Suppressing the growth of pathogens in the colon
  • Relieving diarrhea
  • Improving calcium absorption
  • Supporting the gut's immune system

This fermentation process creates beneficial compounds too, like short chain fatty acids (SCFAs).

One powerful SCFA is Butyrate, which research shows can improve intestinal permeability and inflammation!

It gets better, dates also have Polyphenols! Polyphenols help to suppress pathogens and encourage growth of microbes that are good for us.

Prebiotics, Probiotics, and YUM!

We have just the recipe for you to get started:

Protein-Packed Fresh Medjool Date Chia Pudding Parfait

PREBIOTICS from the Medjool Dates

PROBIOTICS from the yogurt

YUM from the love and care we put into sourcing you the best product possible



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  1. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 Nov; 113(11): 1701–1710.
  2. Nature. 2014 Jan 23; 505(7484): 559–563.