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Health Benefits of the Nutritious Fig Fruit

Maya Pillai Jan 11, 2021
A teardrop shaped fruit, fig is one of the oldest fruit the world has known. Challenge your knowledge about its health and nutrient values with this simple challenge.
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Interesting fact
Having a fig in daily diet promotes digestive health by serving as prebiotic (improves  populace of gut bacteria), softens the stool and reduces constipation.
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Potassium content in figs helps retain excretion of calcium caused by high salt diets. This in turn maintains calcium level in bones and reduces risk of osteoporosis.
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Important Fact
Hypertension/ blood pressure is caused by high sodium intake. Fig is rich in potassium. Adding fig to your diet regulates blood pressure by increasing potassium level in blood.
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The Vitamins C and E improve blood circulation while the high amount of calcium stimulate the formation of collagen.
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Figs contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and phytosterol. Fatty acids improve cardiovascular health while phytosterol prevents cholesterol formation.
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Figs contain high dietary fiber that gives the feeling of fullness and reduce hunger pangs and sugar cravings.
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Figs are rich in potassium, which helps to regulate the amount of sugar absorbed into the blood after food. This reduces spikes in blood sugar and is beneficial for diabetics.
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Vitamins B and C, with phosphorous and essential minerals present in the fig are good for glowing skin. Figs are rich in antioxidants that rejuvenate the skin.
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The fact
Calories in one cup of figs is only 249 while a cup of raisins has 494 calories.
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Figs are nature's gift. Their health benefits increase when they are dried. Since figs are juicy and crunchy, they are paired with cheeses and meats in salads.
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A cup of figs is a good source of iron. During pregnancy, there is a possibility of anemia in some women. Consuming figs during this period reduces iron deficiency.
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Did you know?
Every species of fig tree is pollinated by its own distinct species of fig wasp. The female fig wasp has to travel tens of kilometers in less than 48 hrs to lay her eggs in another fig.
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