While Aristotle described figs or anjeer his works as he cultivated them in Greece in his time, figs were a common source of food for the Romans. Figs have a number of health benefits as they contain many essential minerals like magnesium, manganese, calcium, copper, potassium and vitamins K and B6. And the nurtitional value of dried figs is more than that of fresh ones. The value of one dried fig is equivalent to that of an egg.

Find out more on the health benefits this yummy dried fruit has:

Digestive Health

Besides helping out with onstipation, figs when soaked overnight and consumed in the morning are amazing for your digestive system. It adds bulk to the stools and smoothens the passages in our body. Also this dried fruit makes you feel fulll and stops you from over eating.

Strengthen Bones

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Figs have calcium, potassium and magnesium, which aid bone health. Therefore a bit of figs everyday will improve your bone density and slow down the process of breaking dow of bones as you age.

Rich In Anti-Oxidants

Anjeer is a powerhouse of anti-oxidants, and they fight diseases. The riper the fig, the more antioxidants it has.

Prevent Breast Cancer

Figs contain the highest amount of fiber. According to a number of studies, women that consumed figs on a regular basis during their adolescence and adulthood, were less at risk of suffering from breast cancer.

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Regulate High Blood Pressure

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As per a number of studies, figs lower the risk of high blood pressure whereas potassium content of figs help maintain it.

Lower Risk of Diabetes

Not just the fruit, the leaves of the fig tree also have lots of health benefits. The fruit not only helps regulate the rise in blood sugar, but whenevr the leaves are consumed in form of tea, it is extremely beneficial.

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Healthy Happy Heart

Figs reduce the triglyceride levels in your blood and have a huge hand in improving the health of your heart. The antioxidants in figs get rid of free radicals in the body, which block the coronary arteries.

Treat Asthma

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Treat asthma with figs. Consume a mixture of powdered fenugreek seeds, honey and figs. The figs basically moisturise the ucous membrane and drain the phlegm, which in turn relieves the symptoms od asthma.

Lower Cholestrol

The pectin, a soluble fiber which is known for reducing cholestrol in your digestive system, is there in figs. This clears the excess cholestrl in your digestive system and carries it to  the bowels to eliminate it all. 

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So, make sure you include anjeer in your diet and claim all these amazing health benefits. 

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