Dried figs (anjeer) contains more nutrients as compared to unprocessed figs. Here we will explain and help you to understand why you need to use figs daily.
Figs are among few of fruits which were grown by man earliest on this planet. As figs are not available throughout the year so figs are dried and preserved in season to use throughout the year.
Dried figs are tasty to eat and it has many benefits also.
figs are rich in fiber which is beneficial for improving your digestion. only three pieces of figs contains not less than 5 grams of fiber which is about 20% of our daily requirements. it is a natural laxative to prevent constipation and many other digestive problems.
Even if figs are richer in fiber but dried figs are very low in calories. there are only 47 calories in one piece of dried fig. And you get only 0.2 grams of fat per dry fig. so dried figs are perfect snack for people who wants to lose their weight.
More consumption of salt or sodium, can disturb the sodium-potassium balance and it may result in hypertension. Figs are tasty and healthy fruit to restore this balance. There is only 2mg of sodium but 129mg potassium in one dried fig. This helps preventing hypertension.
Dried fig is rich in antioxidants more than fresh fig. Dried fig contains superior quality of antioxidants, Phenols, as compared to others fruits.
Prevents Heart Disease
As mentioned above dried figs contains high level of antioxidants, these antioxidants eliminate free radicals that can damage blood vessels and result in heart diseases. As explained above how figs also prevents hypertension also, which is a huge risk factor for development of Coronary heart disease CHD. Dried figs also helps to reduce the levels of Triglycerides which also contributes greatly to heart diseases.
Antioxidants rich dried figs also prevents cellular DNA damage due to free radicals that may make a cell cancerous.
Strengthens your bones
A dry fig contains about 3% calcium of your daily requirments.
The high fiber content present in figs are good for people with diabetes. But dried figs are contains high sugar content so first you should consult to your diabetologist about the usage and quantity of dried figs you should consume.
Dried figs are very rich in iron source. One dried fig contains 2% of of your daily requirement of your body. Iron is an important mineral for your body which carry hemoglobin in your whole body. Comsuming figs is a natural source of iron and increasing hemoglobin level in your body indirectly
Reproductive Health improvement
In ancient literature Greeks were used to consuming figs as a natural aphrodisiac. Figs were closely related to fertility and love. Figs improves fertility and libido because they contains menerals like zinc, manganese and magnesium which are very healthy for reproductive health.