Top Five Health Benefits of Figs

Sourav By Sourav, 9th Jul 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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The figs occupy a high position among citrus fruits. Soft, sweet and pulpy, these delicious fruits promote health. In this article we’ll find out the health benefits of figs.

Health Benefits of Figs

]Figs are pear-shaped hollow fruits, with sugary pulp and a large number of small seeds of golden color. Figs are variable in size and color. The ripe fresh fruits are juicy, wholesome and delicious. However, being highly perishable, figs are sold in the market in its dry form.

Food Value of Figs
An analysis of the fresh figs shows it consists good amount of moisture and little protein, fat and carbohydrate. The dry figs have a high nutritive value. Its most important food element is sugar which forms s1 to 74 percent of the whole fruit. Figs are excellent source of potassium, dietary fiber and manganese. Potassium is very helpful to control high blood pressure; dietary fiber supports bowel regularity and helps to maintain sugar and cholesterol levels normal. Manganese helps to control infertility, weakness, heart disorders, memory loss, muscle contraction.

Health Benefits of Figs

Constipation: Taken either fresh or dried, the fig is regarded as a dependable laxative on account of its large cellulose content and its tough skin. The tiny seeds in the fruit possess the property of stimulating peristaltic or wave like movements of intestines which facilitates easy evacuation of faeces and keeps the alimentary canal clean.

Asthma: Figs are considered beneficial in the treatment of asthma. Phlegmatic cases of cough and asthma are treated with success by their use. It gives comfort to the patient by draining of the phlegm.

Sexual Weakness: Figs can be beneficially used in the treatment of sexual debility. They can be supplemented by other dry fruits like almonds and dry dates along with butter. Their use has proved effective in such cases.

Weight Loss: Fiber and fiber-rich foods are helpful to lose weight. Figs are excellent source of dietary fiber and a great food for weight management.

Hypertension: Deficiency of potassium or low intake of potassium-rich foods can lead to high blood pressure. Figs are very good source of potassium which helps to control high blood pressure.

Figs are considered a restorative food which helps in quick recovery after prolonged illness. It removes physical and mental exertion and endows the body with renewed vigour and strength.


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author avatar drelayaraja
10th Jul 2010 (#)

Great information.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
10th Jul 2010 (#)

Excellent info, also I never thought of figs as a citrus fruit before...

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author avatar Ana
9th Sep 2011 (#)

figs are not a citrus fruit, they are related to mulberries (family Moraceae - as opposed to citrus which are in the Rutaceae family).

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author avatar Judy Sheldon
20th Jul 2010 (#)

Sourav, great information about figs. Thanks!

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author avatar Lenore
7th Jul 2011 (#)

I eat figs often, lost weight in the past and I was wondering if figs will make you put on weight, so happy to hear that. I buy them in Cosco and you can't beat the price.

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author avatar Farooq butt
23rd Feb 2012 (#)

figs cure the 70 diseases

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author avatar Shailehs d sheth
27th Feb 2012 (#)

I am very thankful to know about
advantage of fig

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author avatar Sc agarwal
20th Aug 2012 (#)

how many pieces of dry figs, at what time of the day and how should these be taken

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author avatar Richard
4th Sep 2012 (#)

We have twofig trees one mission and the other a white-green variety and my wife and me enjoy eating them , & so do birds and insects,I guess they know how beneficial they are also.we love them!

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author avatar Sadiqa
6th Nov 2012 (#)

Thanks.and dear friend let me add to ur knowledge ...the health benefits of figs were described in holy quraan before thousands of years.

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author avatar Sadiqa
6th Nov 2012 (#)

jazakallah to holy quraan...n yeah figs can be best taken with milk soaked for overnight

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author avatar MOGAMBO
27th Mar 2013 (#)

fig can help for anal fissures disease and how to take or eat fig please reply

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author avatar Ijaz Butt
20th May 2013 (#)

Very GOOD información for fig thanks

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author avatar K.SARADAMBAL
10th Mar 2014 (#)

I am very thankful to u. Because it controls cholostral and BP, Sugar and so on..

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