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Anjeer or figs are a great source of calcium, potassium and essential vitamins. Know the benefits of figs for women in particular!
Figs are the next super fruit! Growing on the Ficus tree (Ficus carica), it is usually available to us as fresh or dried figs. You would be amazed to know the nutritive content of the fig fruit or anjeer as we commonly call it! It is packed with potassium, manganese, vitamin B6, copper, pantothenic acid and a whole lot of fibre.
Here are some benefits of figs or anjeer for women (make sure you read till the end!):
Fruits rich in fibre are always good to prevent breast cancers. One serving of figs (4-5) together can provide a total of 5 grams of fibre out of the 25 grams of fibre that women need to consume every day. Fibre, in turn drastically cuts down the risk of breast cancer!
Women dealing with PMS are also recommended figs to get relief from the symptoms.
This is true for only fresh figs. Dried figs have a whole amount of concentrated sugar and hence should be consumed judiciously by diabetics. It is the potassium content in figs that helps to regulate the blood sugar level in the body. Fig leaves are also known to be good in helping with diabetes.
Fig fruit is a rich source of Vitamin B, Vitamin C, phosphorus and essential minerals which are beneficial for your skin health. The antioxidants in it rejuvenate your skin and keep it free of skin disorders.
The Vitamin E in figs is great for your hair. Calcium also is the precursor of collagen that constitutes the hair. No surprise then that you will find figs in conditioners and hair masks quite often! Apart from eating figs, you could also use fig oil for your hair health.
The high fibre content in figs is good for weight management. The fibre helps regulate the digestive system of the body while providing a feeling of satiety at the same time. Substitute high sugar content fruits like mangoes, grapes, and pineapples with fresh figs in your diet.
Eating figs every day helps improve bone density. Moreover, it can help prevent conditions like osteoporosis. As figs are a good source of potassium and calcium, their potassium-rich diet can improve bone health and reduce bone turnover.
Eating figs soaked in water on an empty stomach in the morning can give you several benefits- relieves constipation, and controls blood glucose levels, Figs are rich in minerals manganese, zinc, magnesium and iron. These minerals are good for a person’s reproductive health.
Ever thought this small fruit could be such a power-packed one? Dig into that bowl of figs and enjoy. Remember to just eat a handful. 4-to 5 figs are sufficient to reap the benefits!
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