Dates have 7 to 8% fiber in them and as you know, a high fiber diet is good for health. That's the reason why small serving of dates are known to be an excellent cure for intestinal disturbances.
Being a laxative food, dates have been found to be beneficial for those suffering from constipation; as well dates generally help the elimination of waste. They can be immersed in water at night and taken after making them into fine syrup the next morning to secure laxative effect.