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    15 Figs Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts

    Figs nutrition in the Muslim holy book called the tin fruit has many health benefits for the human body. Figs in latin name called Ficus carica L is a type of plant that originated from West Asia. This fruit contains a lot of sugar in large quantities, and also contains the main salts, the most important of which are calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin C. So, figs is one of fruit that high in nutrient content.

    Figs health benefits to treat mild disease such as get rid of acnes or pimples to prevent some cancer disease such as prostate cancer. Figs rich in beta-carotene, another high nutrient content in it is carbohydrates. Its contain vitamin A, C, E and K  and other vitamins, also minerals such as calcium, copper, iron and so on. For complete information can be read at figs nutrition facts at the bottom of the post.

    15 figs health benefits

    1. Prevent cancer
    Coumarin content of the figs, may also reduce the risk of Prostate Cancer. Eating figs regularly can help reduce the risk of breast cancer and colon cancer.

    2. Reduce cholesterol
    The soluble fiber found in figs called Pectin helps in reducing blood cholesterol.

    3. Prevent high blood pressure and heart attack
    The content of Potassium, Omega 3 and Omega 6 on fig fruit helps to maintain blood pressure and coronary heart attacks.

    4. Help cure diabetes
    Figs leaves have healing properties. Decoction of fig leaves can help patients with diabetes reduces the amount of insulin intake.

    5. Consume figs can reduce fatigue, improve brain memory and prevent anemia.

    6. Because laxative effect, consume the fruit is very helpful for treating chronic constipation.

    7. Daily consumption of figs is an effective drug for the treatment of hemorrhoids cure.

    8. When applied to the skin, baked figs can cure inflammations like abscesses and ulcers.

    9. Due to its high water content, mashed figs acts as an excellent skin cleanser and helps in preventing and curing acne.

    10. Figs are rich in calcium and calcium is an excellent alternative for the therapeutic treatment of people who are allergic to dairy products.

    11. Figs are rich in natural Benzaldehid as Phenol and Anti-Tumor Agent and Micro-organisms can kill pathogens, fungus and virus in the human body.

    12. Fig fruit is rich in dietary fiber, which makes them very effective for weight loss program (Obesity).

    13. Content of Calcium and Potassium in figs prevent bone thinning (osteoporosis), and helps to increase bone density.

    14. Content of Tryptophan in figs, induces good sleep and helps get rid of sleep disorders such as insomnia.

    15. During this time, figs have also been used to treat sexual weakness.

    Figs nutrition facts

    Water : 79.11 g
    Energy : 74 Kcal
    Carbohydrates : 19.18 g
    Protein : 0.75 g
    Total Fat : 0.30 g
    Cholesterol : 0 mg
    Dietary Fiber : 2.9 g
    Total Sugars : 16.26 g

    • Folates : 6 µg
    • Niacin : 0.400 mg
    • Riboflavin : 0.050 mg
    • Thiamin : 0.060
    • Vitamin A : 142 IU
    • Vitamin B6 : 0.113 µg
    • Vitamin C : 2 mg
    • Vitamin E : 0.11 mg
    • Vitamin K : 4.7 µg
    • Calcium : 35 mg
    • Iron : 0.37 mg
    • Magnesium : 17 mg
    • Phosphorus : 14 mg
    • Sodium : 1 mg
    • Zinc : 0.15 mg
    • Potassium : 232 mg
    Saturated fatty acids : 0.060 g
    Monounsaturated fatty acids : 0.066 g
    Polyunsaturated fatty acids : 0.144 g
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