The Anjeer or fig is called the fruit of heaven. It is a natural source of protein, phosphorus, glucose and calcium. Commonly seen in its dried form, both dry and soaked, figs have several potential benefits. Rich in vitamins A and C, figs are also a great source of vitamin D and vitamin B, which are important for our bones and skin. Figs should be known as medicine instead of dried fruits.
Here are some common benefits of figs. Find out how they help you stay healthy:
1. Figs for Acne and Blemishes
Figs help fix minor zits and pumps. Apply mashed figs all over the face and let it dry for 15-20 minutes. This treatment is useful for treating acne. This helps the blisters to dry out and leaves no scars behind. When mixed with milk, figs are also used for beauty purposes. It helps to remove stains and blemishes. Applying fig paste on the face helps to tighten the pores and keeps the skin pores uninterrupted.
2. Treatment of Constipation with Figs
Figs are a natural laxative that helps prevent constipation and other digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Soak 2-3 dried figs in water and leave overnight. Eat them in the morning and get rid of constipation. Do this daily, every month, every morning.
3. For Heart Disease and Kidney Stones.
Dried figs are loaded with antioxidants. Figs, like tomatoes, cleanse our blood. It is rich in Vitamin E and Vitamin C, thus, it acts as an antioxidant in our body. According to a study, dried figs contain high levels of antioxidants that help fight free radicals while protecting against heart disease and kidney stones. Boil 6 figs in a cup of water. Use it daily for a month.
4. Figs Strengthen Bones
Figs contain phosphorus, vitamin D and calcium which help in strengthening the bones. Most women in Pakistan after the age of 50 suffer from osteoporosis and back pain. A dried fig gives you 3% of your daily requirement of calcium. Eat figs to reduce the risk of osteoporosis, thin bones and prevent calcium loss from your body.
5. Figs for Breast Cancer
Breast cancer has recently become more common in women, especially after menopause. Figs are high in fiber, thus, it helps prevent breast cancer and is beneficial for women of all ages. Eating figs regularly can help reduce your risk of breast cancer. Free radicals are important factors in the development of cancer. However, figs provide a wealth of fiber, and help get rid of free radicals.
6. Promotes Weight loss
The fiber content in figs helps obese people lose weight. But don’t go for less that your full potential, which can lead to weight gain. One slice of dried fig gives you 47 calories, and you get 2 grams of total fat per dried fig. So, anyone who wants to lose weight sheds pounds with figs.
7. Improves Sexual Health
Figs can help increase fertility and reproductive health. They are rich in minerals such as zinc, manganese and magnesium, which play an important role in improving sexual health. In addition, they are used to control sexual dysfunction. Soak 4-5 figs in milk overnight and eat in the morning.
8. Treats High Blood Pressure
Figs are one of the low sodium foods, therefore, are an excellent food to keep the effects of high blood pressure at bay. Making figs a relaxing food helps to relax the nerves and give some relief to your day and mind.
11. Good for Diabetics
Figs are a healthy breakfast option for diabetics. It contains significant amounts of potassium and magnesium which help in stabilizing the release of insulin in our body and controlling blood sugar levels.
12. Treatment Iron deficiency with the help of figs
Dried figs are rich in iron which helps to increase the amount of hemoglobin in our body. Therefore, eating figs is a natural way to increase hemoglobin levels by increasing the level of iron in your body.
Good food is good, but moderate food is better. Eating too much figs can cause diarrhea. In addition, dried figs are high in sugar and can cause tooth decay. So, always, on your own