Benefits of dried figs
• Rich in fiber
Figs provide the body with 11.2-15.7% of the recommended amount of fiber per day by age and sex, making it an effective treatment for constipation - especially in older people. Many people who take many medications may have interactions with certain types of laxatives.
• Rich in vitamins
Figs are rich in many vitamins (some vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, Choline, Panthonic acid, Folic acid and vitamins C, A, K, E).
• Rich in minerals
The fig is one of the richest dried fruits in minerals such as potassium, which makes it a friend and organizer of the heart, where the ration provides us with 5.8% of the recommended amount per day and calcium, one share can cover 6.5% of the recommended daily requirement of calcium. In addition to being poor in sodium, making it suitable for patients with stress.
• Rich in antioxidants
Figs are rich in antioxidants, which contribute to reducing the risk of certain types of cancers, which is ten times higher in antioxidants (vitamin C, E, B carotene) compared to the rest of the dried fruit and its richness with polyphenols and phenolic substances helps to prevent skin cancer. It also contributes to the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer with polyphenols, especially coumarine.
• A suitable substitute for sweets
Dried figs are a healthy alternative to sweets in the summer and winter season, because of their sweet taste and the fact that they do not contain trans fat, which makes it a healthy option for those who are trying to lose weight or those suffering from high blood cholesterol during the whole year.
Dried figs can also be taken with two walnuts to increase their capacity and a healthy snack
Diabetics, kidneys and overweight people are advised to monitor the intake of fresh and dried figs because their intake is associated with an increase in the amount of sugar and potassium in the body.