Light Rain
13°CMon :Cloudy. High: 17 Low: 9

Health benefits of figs

Health benefits of figs

New Delhi: This sweet-tasting fruit is very nutritious and has many health benefits.

Though figs are seasonal fruits, they are available throughout the year in the dried form. They taste more yummy in its dried form and are very nutritious as they contain vitamins A, B, and minerals like phosphorus, calcium, iron and manganese. Here are some benefits of figs bet you didn`t know about:

- Pectin, a soluble fibre found in figs is beneficial for the digestive system. This soluble fibre helps in clearing out the accumulating cholesterol in the body.

- Hypertension may arise when there`s more intake if sodium and low potassium levels in the body. Figs however, are low in sodium and high in potassium and hence, helps in prevention of hypertension.

- Dried figs are said to contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids along with phenol. These are useful in preventing coronary heart diseases.

- Figs are also a source of calcium, which is good for strengthening of the bones.

- Because figs are rich in potassium, it helps in regulating blood sugar. This is beneficial for people who are diabetics. Also, people whose diet is sodium may suffer form urinary calcium loss. The high potassium content in figs, helps in prevention of this.

- Eating figs are said to be an effective cure for treating sore throat because of their high mucilage content.

- Traditionally, figs have also been used for treating sexual weakness. The remedy requires one to soak about two to three figs in milk overnight and eat the same next morning.

- Because figs contain iron, they are useful in treating anaemia.

- Mash about fresh figs and them on your face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes. This is useful for treating acne and pimples.

- It is said that eating figs can relieve fatigue and boost brain power too.

- As one grows older, one tends to suffer from macular degeneration i.e. weakness of the vision. Eating figs can hep prevent this.

 

Top Stories

Virat-Kohli

Kohli claims second spot, Bhuvneshwar breaks into main 10

October-20-2014
Kohli scored 191 runs, incorporating 127 in the last match, in India’s 2-1 arrangement win as he pushed South Africa’s Hashim Amla
saif-kareena-sharmila

EC issues notice to Saif Ali Khan, Sharmila Tagore for playing noisy music

October-20-2014
Gurgaon: The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday issued notices to veteran Bollywood star Sharmila Tagore and her child Saif Ali Khan for
f4b6397fac232c4c3ce5d0de2ba56cfc08120592

Facebook pairs publicizing bug reward

October-20-2014
Facebook has multiplied prize levels for designers who bring up defects in the company’s promoting code. Facebook has multiplied its remunerate for
BSNL--621x414

BSNL decreases call rates to Nepal by 35% on PMO counsel

October-20-2014
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has decreased call rates to Nepal by around 35% as the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had raised
Shanta-Kumar

Shanta Kumar said that Miserable (Badal) must take lessons from Haryana results

October-20-2014
Chandigarh/ Punjab: BJP state in-control pioneer Shanta Kumar said the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) must take lessons from the survey conclusion in
0

Microsoft plans to dispatch smartwatch with wellness offers inside weeks

October-20-2014
Microsoft is going to dispatch a smartwatch inside the following few weeks that will inactively track a client heart rate and work