Organic fig - 300g
FIGS OF EVIA
It does not contain sulfites
Fig: the fruit with the 9 benefits for our health
They lower blood pressure
There are many who do not consume fruits and vegetables - at least not as much as they should - while at the same time following a high-salt diet and processed foods that do not contain enough potassium. Such a diet, however, can easily lead us to the path of τα hypertension and its accessories. Figs come to the rescue, as they are rich in potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure. Studies, in fact, have shown that those who consume more potassium have lower blood pressure than others.
They prevent constipation
Due to their action as mild laxatives, figs can provide the solution to people who suffer from constipation and want to try a natural method of help. The daily consumption of three figs helps to alleviate the problem and if you are wondering whether to choose fresh or dried, experts emphasize that they have the same effect.
They have an auxiliary role in weight control
These summer fruits are rich in fiber, which the more they are included in our daily diet, the better results we will have in terms of achieving the desired weight. The reason is that they slow down digestion and delay the elimination of food from our stomach, maintaining the feeling of satiety for longer. This inevitably leads us to not be hungry soon and not to snack every half hour on what we find in the fridge.
They protect postmenopausal women from breast cancer
An 8-year study of more than 50,000 menopausal women in Sweden found that those who ate the most fiber from fruits (the richest of which were figs, apples, pears, and plums) reduced their risk by 34% in in relation to those who consumed the least.
Prevent heart disease
Animal studies have shown that consuming this delicious fruit can lower blood triglyceride levels and thus prevent cardiovascular disease in the long run. Triglycerides are the main form of fat circulating in the blood and the higher their levels, the greater the chance of obesity and heart disease.
They have anti-diabetic action
Fig leaves, according to studies, seem to have anti-diabetic activity and can reduce the amount of insulin that diabetics receive through injections. How can you eat fig leaves? Boil them and drink them as tea or add their extract to your breakfast.
They help maintain bone density
Their rich content in the metal that strengthens our bones, calcium, as well as potassium, which prevents the loss of calcium in the urine caused by high salt consumption, makes figs our allies against osteoporosis.
They improve our sex life
We all know that figs are a natural aphrodisiac, disrupting our hormones - in a good way! In fact, since ancient times, figs have been used in cases of sexual weakness, so if you are not going through your best sexual phase, try a few figs and get free.
They relieve sore throat
The sticky substance of figs helps a lot in case we have a sore throat and feel "fallen". This substance when mixed with water swells and is considered to protect the throat, reduce irritation and relieve pain.
How can you enjoy them?
- Mix the dried figs with honey and walnuts.
- Add them to your homemade cakes and muffins in their dried form or even to your oats or breakfast cereals.
Dried figs are rich in vitamins A, B, C and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, potassium and iron. In addition to the above, dried figs contain a large percentage of fiber which helps reduce cholesterol and triglycerides as they cleanse and detoxify the body.
Fiber water makes figs a digestible food, and their ability to bind cholesterol from other foods removes it from the body before it is absorbed, keeping it low.
One hundred grams of dried figs contain 6-7 grams of fiber while the minimum daily fiber intake from various sources is 20-35 grams.
It is also worth mentioning the high calcium content of dried figs, which reaches that of milk whose 100 grams can cover 17% of the recommended daily needs.
Due to their high laxative value, they are used in pharmacology as a herbal-natural laxative against other chemical preparations.
Nutritional elements per 100gr. Energy: 1148kj / 272kcal - Proteins: 3.5gr. - Fibers: 12.9gr. - Carbohydrates: 55.1gr. - Of which sugars: 10g - Fats: 1.3g. - Of which saturated: 0g - Salt: 0.1g.