Benefits of Dried Figs
Fig has many health benefits, it is used in the treatment of constipation, indigestion, diabetes, cough, bronchitis and asthma. Figs are a quick and healthy way to gain weight after illness. So, what are the benefits of figs? You can find all the curious details on the blog prepared by Magro Gıda.
Figs are high in natural sugars, minerals and soluble fiber. Figs are rich in minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper, and are a good source of antioxidants for vitamins A and K that contribute to health and wellness. Let’s take a closer look at some of the health benefits of figs… What are the benefits of figs? Here is the answer …
ABOUT THE FIG
Fig grows on the Ficus tree (Ficus carica), a member of the mulberry family. Figs are among the oldest fruits consumed by humans. The fig tree is a deciduous tree that can grow up to 7-10 meters in height. Fig trees can live up to 100 years and have long and curved branches that can exceed the height of the tree. It consists of many seeds and grows up to 3-5 centimeters. They turn green while growing, and can turn purple or brown when mature and grown.
It’s a surprising fact; figs are not actually a fruit. Botanically, it is when the leaves of a fig tree reach out, grow and form a flower in a pouch.
Figs are very rich in Sodium, Potassium and Magnesium. Fig, which is a rich source of vitamin C, contains high amounts of vitamins B3, B6, B2 and K. It is also very rich in fiber, which is very important for the heart and stomach. The nutritional value of dried figs is higher than that of fresh figs. A single dried fig is as good as eating an egg. Fresh or dried figs contain powerful antioxidants.
NUTRITIONAL VALUES OF FIG
100 gr figs contain the following:
Water: 79.11 g
Energy: 74 kcal
Protein: 0.75 g
Total fat: 0.3 g
Carbohydrate: 19.18 g
Fiber: 2.9 g
Total sugar: 16.26 g
Calcium: 35 mg
Iron: 0.37 mg
Magnesium: 17 mg
Phosphorus: 14 mg
Potassium: 232 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Zinc: 0.15 mg
Vitamin C, total
ascorbic acid: 2 mg
Thiamine: 0.06 mg
Riboflavin: 0.05 mg
Niacin: 0.4 mg
Vitamin B-6: 0.11 mg
Folate, DFE: 6 µg
Vitamin B-12: 0 µg
Vitamin A, RAE: 7 µg
Vitamin A, IU: 142 IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol): 0.11 mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3): 0 µg
Vitamin D: 0 IU
Vitamin K (phylloquinone): 4.7 µg
Fatty acids, total saturated: 0.06 g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated: 0.07 g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated: 0.14 g
Fatty acids, total trans: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Caffeine: 0 mg
BENEFITS OF FIG
Some of the health benefits of figs include:
Figs are rich in Vitamins A, B1 and B2, manganese and potassium, magnesium, copper, iron and phosphorus. High potassium level and low sodium level provide relief to people with hypertension.
Figs contain pectin, a soluble fiber known to lower cholesterol levels. The fiber in figs cleans the excess cholesterol in your digestive system and carries it to the intestines. Figs also contain vitamin B6, which is responsible for producing serotonin. This serotonin raises your mood and lowers cholesterol. Dried figs lower overall cholesterol as they contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and phytosterols that reduce the natural cholesterol synthesis in the body.
PREVENTION OF COLON CANCER
Regular consumption of figs can reduce the risk of colon cancer. The fiber in figs helps the body eliminate waste rapidly, which works well for colon cancer prevention. The numerous seeds found in figs contain high amounts of mucin, which also helps in the formation of mucus that allows waste to be collected and removed.
STRENGTHEN THE BONES
Figs contain calcium, potassium and magnesium, all of which aid bone health. Figs increase bone density and reduce bone breakdown that starts with age. Calcium is crucial in maintaining healthy bones, and figs are one of the best sources of this.
TREATMENT OF ANEMIA
Iron deficiency in the body can cause iron deficiency anemia. Dried figs contain iron, an essential component of hemoglobin. It has been found that dried figs increase hemoglobin levels in the blood. Growing children, adolescents, menstruating women and pregnant women should monitor their iron levels, especially to prevent complications. Also, if you are sick or have had surgery, add figs to your diet to increase the iron levels in your body and solve the problem effectively.
IMPROVE HEART HEALTH
Figs reduce the triglyceride levels in your blood and contribute to improving your heart health. Triglycerides are fat particles in the blood that are a leading cause of heart disease. The antioxidants in figs scavenge free radicals in the body that clog coronary arteries and cause coronary heart disease. Figs also contain phenols and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which reduce the risk of heart disease.
INCREASES OVERALL HEALTH
Figs contain a type of antioxidant called phenol that helps reduce the risk of heart disease and various types of cancer.
PREVENTS BREAST CANCER
Figs are among the fruits that contain the largest amount of fiber. It has been found that women who consume more dietary fiber during adolescence and early adulthood have a lower risk of developing breast cancer. High fiber intake has been associated with a 16% lower overall risk of breast cancer and a 24% lower risk of breast cancer before menopause begins. Fig extracts and dried figs are known to contain elements that help prevent postmenopausal breast cancer.
Figs also contain beta-carotene, benzaldehyde (anti-cancer compound), flavonoids, and a digestive enzyme called ficin.
Figs relieve constipation and improve overall digestive health. Put 2-3 figs in a glass of water at night and consume them the next morning with honey, you will see that you are relieved of constipation.
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