Natural remedies for constipation

Top 10 Health Benefits of Figs or Anjeer

Share this article with your friends:

Fresh and dried figs (Anjeer) are known for their potential health benefits and rich fiber content. They are rich in various beneficial nutrients like vitamins (A, B1, B2), minerals (Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium and Manganese) and soluble fiber. Fresh figs are seasonal fruits that are found in Western parts of Asia, but dried figs are available almost everywhere. They can be added in your diet in various forms as a figs salad, pies and cakes. Here are top 10 health benefits you can derive from figs.

1. Lowers Cholesterol 

The soluble fibers present in figs helps in lowering the level of blood cholesterol.Fiber cleans the excess clumps of cholesterol in the digestive system and carries them to the excretory system and flush them out of the body.

2. Protects against post-menopausal breast cancer

Menopause can result in hormonal imbalance in women which can in turn effect the immune system and thus affecting the body’s ability to fight off free radicals. Free radicals are considered as a prime factor behind cancer development. Adding fig to your diet can be really beneficial as it will provide defense against free radical and onset of breast cancer.

3. Helps in Managing diabetes

Fiber content in figs reduces the amount of outside insulin needed by diabetic patients and promotes functional control of diabetes. Potassium in figs helps in regulating the amount of sugar absorbed into the body after meals and ensuring less frequency of blood sugar spikes and falls. Fresh figs due to their high fiber content are better for management of diabetes than dried figs (dried figs are high in sugar).

4. Prevents Hypertension

Being rich in potassium and low in sodium, figs are a perfect fruit for  lowering the blood pressure. High intakes of sodium can lead to potassium deficiency and this imbalance between potassium and sodium results in hypertension

5. Promotes Bone Health

Figs are rich in calcium, which is responsible for strengthening bones and reducing the risk of osteoporosis. Phosphorus in figs helps in the formation of bones and reduces the risk of bone damage or degradation by spurring regrowth.

6.Regulates the content of calcium in urine

Figs are rich in potassium which counteract the urinary excretion of calcium caused by high salt diet. People who take high sodium diet are prone to increase calcium loss during urination. Potassium avoids this condition by minimizing the loss of calcium content in urine and increasing the release of uric acid and other harmful toxins out of the body.

7. Provides relief from sore throat

Figs have a soothing effect on sore throat due to its high mucilage content. They are also effective on treating respiratory disorders like asthma and whopping cough and even fever and ear aches.

8. Lowers risk of coronary heart disease

Dried figs are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are vital for promoting a healthy heart. These fatty acids not only reduces the level of triglycerides but also inhibits the production of excess triglycerides. High level of triglycerides are considered as one of the factors responsible for developing coronary heart disease.

9. Helps in Weight Loss

Adding figs to the diet can be a healthy way of reducing weight. Due to its high fiber content it is recommended for obese people who are planning to shed weight. Due to its high calorie count, one needs to remember not to overeat it or have it with milk, as it can result in weight gain.

10. Provides relief from chronic constipation

Figs acts as a natural laxative because of its high fiber content which adds bulk to the bowel movements and thus promotes healthy and regular bowel function and prevents constipation. It not helps in preventing constipation but also prevents diarrhea and irregular bowel movements. Three figs contains about 5gms of fiber content.

Note: Over consumption of figs is bad for health.  

Related Posts
Top 10 Foods to Boost your Immune System
A diet mix of vitamins and minerals is important for strengthening your immune system. Your immune system defends you against disease causing microorganisms and it will function better when it ...
READ MORE
Health Benefits of Collard Greens
  Collard greens are cruciferous vegetables (includes kale, broccoli, cabbage etc.) which are good source of Vitamin B1, B6 ad iron. They also contain Vitamin E, protein, magnesium, Folate, Omega Fatty ...
READ MORE
Top 10 Health Benefits of Beetroot
Beetroot, called as chukandar in hindi contains numerous minerals and vitamins that have significant health benefits. Beetroots can be consumed raw as salads or cooked. Even the leaf tops of beetroot ...
READ MORE
Top 10 Health Benefits of Brown Rice
There are several different types of rice and in term of health benefits, not all are created equal. Brown rice is considered as the one of the healthiest and nutritious ...
READ MORE
10 Vegetables and Fruits you should not Peel
There are some vegetables and fruits which really don’t need the peeling. Eating the peels of these fruits and vegetables increase the dietary fiber and other nutrients. If you are ...
READ MORE
Remedies for Abscessed Tooth
An abscessed tooth occurs when the decaying tooth is left untreated or there is a gum disease or a chipped tooth and which results in a pus filled and often ...
READ MORE
Top 10 Health Benefits of Lentils
Lentils are versatile legumes that can be added to hearty soups, cold salads and pasta dishes. As it turns out, they are also bursting with powerful nutrients that offer a ...
READ MORE
Health Benefits of Almonds
Almonds are packed with vitamins (Vitamin E), protein, and fiber, calcium and magnesium and are known for their extensive health benefits including relief from respiratory disorders, coughs, heart diseases, diabetes ...
READ MORE
Health Benefits of Rosemary
  Rosemary is a fragrant herb which is used as culinary condiment and for its several potential health benefits. This herb is rich in several essential oils that are known for ...
READ MORE
Health Benefits of Persimmon fruit
  Persimmons fruit has several health benefits due to the presence of vitamin A, C, E and B6 as well as dietary fiber and minerals like copper, magnesium, potassium and manganese. ...
READ MORE
Top 10 Foods to Boost your Immune System
Health Benefits of Collard Greens
Top 10 Health Benefits of Beetroot
Top 10 Health Benefits of Brown Rice
10 Vegetables and Fruits you should not Peel
Remedies for Abscessed Tooth
Top 10 Health Benefits of Lentils
Health Benefits of Almonds
Health Benefits of Rosemary
Health Benefits of Persimmon fruit

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *