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Reasons to love figs:

Updated: Sep 23, 2023



1. They help in weight control because they are a good source of fiber which has a positive effect on weight management.

2. Fig leaves help reduce blood sugar levels.

3. They protect against the appearance of macular degeneration and generally help to maintain vision due to the vitamins A, C, and E they contain.

4. They help prevent cancer. The coumarin found in figs can reduce the risk of prostate, breast and colon cancer.

5. Lower cholesterol levels. The soluble fiber contained in figs helps to reduce cholesterol in the blood.

6. They help prevent high blood pressure and heart attack.

7. Their potassium, omega-3 and omega-6 content helps maintain blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack.

8. Eating figs reduces fatigue, improves brain memory and prevents anemia.

9. They have a laxative effect. They help in the treatment of chronic constipation.

10. Daily consumption of figs is an effective remedy for the treatment of hemorrhoids.

11. Due to their high water content, fig puree acts as an excellent skin cleanser and helps prevent and treat acne.

12. Figs are rich in calcium, so they are a great alternative for people who are allergic to dairy products.

13. They are rich in substances that help the body defend itself against pathogenic fungi and viruses.

14. The calcium and potassium content present in figs help bone health, prevent osteoporosis and help increase bone density.

15. Tryptophan, an essential amino acid, present in figs helps to get rid of sleep disorders.


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