Munchy Figs

Munchy Figs

This evening I was snacking on figs of the dried variety and I thought about sharing what I know about figs…

Figs are rich in dietary fiber, which makes them very effective for weight management program. They are good snacks to munch on when hungry.

The rich potassium content of figs helps to maintain the blood pressure of the body.

Even leaves of the fig plant have healing properties. Eating fig leaves helps diabetic patients reduce the amount of insulin intake.

Consuming figs helps to reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Calcium and potassium present in figs prevent bone thinning and help to promote bone density.

Tryptophan, present in figs, induces good sleep and helps get rid of sleeping disorders like insomnia.

Eating figs relieves fatigue and boosts memory power.

Drinking fig juice helps to soothe irritated bronchial passages.

Consumption of figs with milk cures illness like anemia.

Due to their laxative effect, figs are helpful for treating chronic constipation.

Daily consumption of soaked figs (2-3) is an effective remedy for curing hemorrhoids or piles.

The soluble fiber called pectin in figs helps in reducing blood cholesterol.

When applied on skin, baked figs can cure inflammations like abscesses and boils.

Due to their high water content, mashed figs act as a very good skin cleanser and help in preventing and curing acnes and pimples.

Figs are rich in calcium and are excellent calcium alternatives for people who are allergic to dairy products.

Consuming figs also helps in aiding digestion and taming various stomach and bowel-related problems.

The juice obtained from green figs is effective for softening and treating corns.

Figs promote the overall well-being of an individual and are excellent aphrodisiacs.

So, here you go….munch figs to get the benefits.

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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