Though they fall in the seasonal-category, figs could be savored throughout the year in its dried form. The dried form’s not only sweet, but holds high nutrition value- with minerals like phosphorous, manganese, calcium, iron, along with vitamins like A and B. Here are some health benefits you can derive off figs-
Figs being rich source of calcium help in strengthening the bones.
Dried figs include omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids- very essential for vegetarians to prevent heart diseases.
Figs are rich in Potassium and low in Sodium. They help in prevention of hypertension as well as regulating blood
Being high on the Iron content, figs are quite beneficial for the anaemic.
Applying mashed fresh figs for about a quarter hour (~10-15 minutes) on your face is a good treatment for acne and pimples.
Figs mitigate fatigue and enhance brain power.
Aging welcomes the dawn of vision-weakness, which could be postponed by daily consumption of figs.
In post-menopausal women, research shows low rate of breast cancers among women who consumed figs as compared to those who do not.
Also pectin, a solube fibre beneficial for digestive system, is found in figs. This fiber clears up the amassed cholesterol from your body.
Consuming figs soaked in a cup of hot milk for over an hour helps in bowel movement and is the best (not to forget natural) remedy against constipation and piles.