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20 HEALTHY BENEFITS OF FIGS (ANJEER)

Figs (anjeer) have been around almost forever. They’ve been mentioned in ancient Greek and Roman history, almost always connected with prosperity, abundance and fertility. Today, figs have been found to be useful for many health conditions, as well as the improvement of general health.

Here is the Benifits of figs

1# FOR CONSTIPATION

Figs are an excellent source of fiber and a three fig serving contains around 5 grams of fiber. We are aware of the need to get more fiber into our diets but many people struggle to do so. Being so delicious and easy to eat, figs are a great way to increase your overall fiber content. I especially enjoy them chopped up with oatmeal in the morning.

2# REDUCE CHOLESTEROL

Figs contain a soluble fiber called pectin and when this type of fiber which is known to help reduce cholesterol levels. When you eat high fiber food like figs, the fiber makes its way through your digestive system clearing up excess deposits of cholesterol before carrying them to the bowels where they get safely eliminated.

Being a soluble fiber, pectin stimulates regular, healthy movements of the bowels and is a great remedy for constipation as well as protecting you from serious illnesses like colon cancer.

3# HELPS To Loss weight

There is plenty of evidence that adding more fiber to your diet can help you to shed a few unwanted pounds or at the very least to keep your weight under control. Figs are a valuable source of fiber and are often recommended as part of a high fiber diet plan. Fiber can help you to feel more full and less likely to overeat throughout the day.

Unfortunately, they are also relatively high in calories which can have the opposite effect if you are not careful. It is better to consume them in moderation as part of an overall diet plan.

4# Good for diabetic patients

Fig leaves reduce the amount of insulin needed by diabetic patients who have to regularly take insulin injections. They are rich in Potassium, which helps to regulate the amount of sugar which is absorbed by the body after meals. Large amounts of potassium can ensure that blood sugar spikes and falls are much less frequent, so figs can help diabetics live a normal life.

5# Prevention of hypertension

People usually take in sodium in the form of salt, but low potassium and high sodium level may lead to hypertension. Figs are high in potassium and low in sodium, so they are a perfect defense against the appearance and effects of hypertension, making them a relaxing food as well, which can settle the nerves and bring some calmness to your day.

6# Healthy for children

Kids with a sweet tooth could be weaned off sweets that lead to tooth decay, weight gain and metabolic complications by giving them figs as a snack.

7# Bronchitis

The natural chemicals in fig leaves make it an ideal component for a tea base. Fig leaf tea has been popularly prescribed for various respiratory conditions like bronchitis, and it is also used as a way to prevent and lessen the symptoms of asthmatic patients.

8# Venereal Diseases

Figs have been traditionally used in the Indian subcontinent and a few other areas of the world as a calming salve for venereal diseases. Ingestion or topical application both work for relief from sexually transmitted diseases, although further research needs to be done on the exact range of symptoms and diseases which figs positively effect.

9# Strengthens Bones

Figs are rich in calcium, which is one of the most important components in strengthening bones, and reducing the risk of osteoporosis. It is also rich in phosphorus, which encourages bone formation and spurs regrowth if there is any damage or degradation to bones.

10# Urinary calcium loss

People that maintain a high-sodium diet may be affected by increased urinary calcium loss. The high potassium content in figs helps to avoid that condition and regulates the content of waste in your urine. It minimizes the calcium you lose, while increasing the amount of uric acid and other harmful toxins which you want to get out of your body.

11# Macular degeneration

Vision loss in older people is normally due to macular degeneration. Fruits and figs are particularly good at helping you avoid this very common symptom of aging.

12# Boosts Heart Health

Studies have shown that figs help reduce the level of triglycerides in the body, which are fat particles that circulate in the bloodstream and are a major cause of heart disease. Moreover, the high antioxidant content in dried figs couple with blood pressure lowering properties help in eliminating free radicals from the body, which could lead to the blockage of coronary arteries in the long run, and prevent coronary heart disease.

13# Regulates Blood Sugar

The high potassium content in fig helps in regulating the blood sugar level in the body, thus keeping a check on the amount of sugar that is absorbed after meals. A high potassium diet is therefore said to help diabetics. Research studies have also found that chlorogenic acid present in figs helps lower blood sugar levels and control blood-glucose levels in type-II diabetes.

14# Good for EYES

Figs are among the healthy fruit and vegetables that are regarded as beneficial for your vision and general eye health. As we age, our eyes tend to degrade but adding healthy fruit like figs to the diet can help protect your eyes and maintain your vision longer into your old age.

15# Prevention of colon cancer

The presence of fiber helps to stimulate the elimination of free radicals and other cancer causing substances, particularly in the colon, since fiber increases the healthy movement of the bowels.

16# Great for increasing energy

Figs are a rich source of natural Vitamin B Complex that is particularly vital for the nerves in this age of stress and anxiety. Figs are also great for post-menopausal women who tend to suffer from a Vitamin B Complex deficiency.

17# Rich in antioxidants

Dried figs are rich in antioxidants. A study [1] by Vinson JA and colleagues suggested that processed, dried figs are superior to natural figs when it comes to antioxidants. The study also mentions that dried figs have superior quality of antioxidants, called phenols, compared to other fruits that attribute their antioxidant property to vitamin C and E.

18# Cures iron-deficiency anemia

Dried figs are a rich source of iron. One dried fig can give you 2% of your daily iron requirement. Iron is an important mineral that carries hemoglobin throughout your body. So eating anjeer is a natural way to raise your hemoglobin levels indirectly by increasing the levels of iron in your body.

19# Improves reproductive health

According to ancient literature, the Greeks used fig as a natural aphrodisiac. Figs were considered sacred fruit and were closely associated with fertility and love. Scientifically, figs improve fertility and libido because they are loaded with minerals like zinc, manganese and magnesium which play an important role in boosting reproductive health.

20# Sexual Dysfunction

For centuries, figs have been recommended as a way to correct sexual dysfunction like sterility, endurance, or erectile dysfunction. It has been a major part of mythology and culture, and most of the time, it is referenced as a powerful fertility or sexual supplement. Its actual success as an aphrodisiac is questionable, but the huge amount of valuable vitamins and minerals might result in the sudden boost in energy and stamina that people mistake for a sexual surge.  Soak 2-3 figs in milk overnight and eat them in the morning to enhance your sexual abilities.

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