Health Benefits of Dried Figs


Figs are very healthy fruit. A general recommendation is to take them in any form and trust us, you will not go wrong. Whether fresh or dried figs are concerned, they are very beneficial to our health.

They are rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients, and above all vitamins. Do not neglect this fruit, it is very nutritious and it’s wrong to be remembered only during the colder winter months …

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Figs calories

Fresh figs we can safely say that the low-calorie fruit as per 100 grams contains only 74 calories. Keep this in mind all of you who are planning to lose weight or are already on some of the diets. From August to September, this fruit is available to us in its raw form. Feel free to such and eat snacks instead.

Dried figs are far caloric because they contain 249 calories in 100 grams, and with them do not apply the same rules. All this is far from being bad and not good – on the contrary, are exceptional. Fresh fruit is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals and rights help for a good and strong immunity. Dietary fiber and low calorific value of fresh fruits are in favor of keeping slim.

People with diabetes must be careful because should not exaggerate with the consumption, this is especially true for dried figs. The fruit can be kept in the freezer up to 6 months. If you buy fresh, always look for fruit that is soft to the touch and which emits an irresistible sweet smell.

Dried figs as medicine 

Dried figs have more calories than fresh but are also highly concentrated sources of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Like fresh fruit and dried figs are rich in vitamins of B group. They are great for our brain and we are improving mood and slow down aging. They include pantothenate, niacin, folic acid and pyridoxine. Together they participate in the metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.

Dried figs are rich in minerals and calcium, zinc, selenium, potassium, copper and iron. The last two listed are very important for the formation of red blood cells and helps in the treatment of anemia.

Potassium is an indispensable and integral part of cells and body fluids, which are very important for the regulation of blood pressure and cardiac rhythm.

Calcium in dried figs far exceeds what the cow milk, which many do not know. But do not overdo their consumption, if you care to slim down.

If you notice a sudden drop of energy, fatigue and general malaise of the body, there is no better cure than you eat dried figs. You immediately make up for the energy and return to order. Nervousness, stress, insomnia, poor concentration problems are much easier to overcome with this formidable dried fruit.

Only 8 to 10 dried fruits a day, will help patients with osteoporosis because figs strengthen bones. Excellent prevention abrupt loss of bone tissue.

Fresh fruit is a real core of antioxidants that defend us and protect against more times often quoted free radicals. They devastating impact on the operation of premature aging, dementia, heart disease and cancer.

Figs works and anticancer, thanks, coumarin, and benzaldehyde. These compounds assist in prostate cancer and skin cancer. This shows the latest preliminary research from Japan. It regulates the level of cholesterol in the blood, with the help of plant sterols such as lanosterol and stigmasterol.

Figs as a remedy for corns

It is a very simple recipe, which reads as follows:

Fresh figs cut in half, lean on the suffering of the foot where the corn and keep fixed all night. In the morning, put away the fig tree, and wash the feet in hot water. After treatment try corns or warts on the foot by yourself. In severe cases, this natural therapy can be continued for up to five nights in a row.

Figs – leaf as medicine

For the fig leaf is known to be very healing since ancient times. It helps in the treatment of bronchitis, bronchial asthma, regulates blood pressure. It is good for warts on the hands and feet, sores on the skin and even to liver cirrhosis. What is quite new, is to be applied for the treatment of diabetes is used juice from fig leaves, which is best taken early in the morning with breakfast.

If a boil few leaves of figs than you will obtained an excellent tea that can also be used if you are diabetic.

Leaf – figs tea against diabetes 

2 teaspoons dried leaves pour a cup of boiling water (2 dl).
Cover and let sit for 10-15 minutes, then strain.
In the morning with breakfast drink after eating a cup of this drink.
Tea fig leaf to keep blood sugar levels under control .

Dried figs in olive oil for fertility

The glass jar dip dried figs (40 pieces) and a liter of quality homemade olive oil. Leave it to rest for the next 40 days. After that time you can consume at a fig tree a day, exclusively on an empty stomach in the morning. If your stomach does not fit this recipe, using the following:

Take olive oil from the same jar one tablespoon a day and eat one dry fig tree (which is not out of the jar). This will achieve a similar effect, although the first version of something better and more concrete. It solves the many health problems about which we wrote up above.

Dried figs in olive oil are particularly recommended for erectile dysfunction with fertility problems in both partners.

Figs in nutrition – storage 

Fresh fruit purchased, can be kept in the refrigerator up to 72 hours, but it is best to eat immediately. Dried figs are not so demanding. Just keep them in a dry and chilly place where they can stand up to 8 months. Before you eat fresh fruit, a fig tree in the cold water wash. Then dry them a little with a soft dishtowel.

Are excellent when eaten alone, but more preferably as a supplement to other foods. Over the years they freely add the ice cream, the tool or cakes. Dried figs are finely along with sandwiches and also with cakes. As an appetizer prepare figs stuffed with chopped almonds or even goat cheese. Oatmeal is also a nice agrees with dried figs.

Dry figs in pregnancy 

For pregnant women are dried figs a great choice, rich in magnesium and protect against high blood pressure. Thanks to fiber help better digestion, facilitating the chair and boost metabolism. Pregnant women this is particularly favored because figs prevent early onset of hemorrhoids. They are often present in the final months of pregnancy.

With only, 5-6 figs daily compensate for half of the total daily intake of fiber. It is understood and not to overdo it with them and to be consulted by the doctor.

In case you get diarrhea, vomiting, and unbearable itching immediately stops with them. It can also come to some allergic reactions but only in sensitive people. Be sure to tell your doctor about it. Otherwise, eat fresh and dried figs!

Author: K.S

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