Do you want to eat something sweet, but it contains little fat, sugar and rich in vitamins and minerals? Dried figs are for you!
Figs are a symbol of sweetness, fertility and abundance. You can enjoy their fruits raw and dry. Dried figs are ideal as a snack. They are rich in nutrients.
Dried figs are a little firmer than fresh and contain more sugar. In this case, we suggest you leave a little to the side calories because these delicious foods are rich in vitamins and minerals. And what is even more important with a low amount of fat.
The nutritional value of dried figs vary depending on the quality of fruit and serving. They contain protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, folic acid and vitamins C and K.
Dried figs are good for:
They are poor in sodium and rich in potassium and magnesium. It wealth with these two elements that make up dried figs great lower blood pressure killer. Antioxidants in figs prevent constriction of blood vessels.
Calcium and potassium together increase bone density, and strengthen them. Potassium also ensures that the body loses less calcium in their urine. With more calcium in the body is is reduced the risk of osteoporosis and arthritis.
Diabetes and weight control
Healing and the fig leaves. They are ideal for diabetics and for those who want to lose a few pounds. The natural sugars and fibers help in regulating blood pressure and insulin, fibers present in the leaves accelerate metabolism.
Iron in dried figs and folic acid are ideal for anemic persons and for women who are pregnant or have problems with menstruation. Dried figs are antiseptic and are useful in the treatment of acne. I will definitely help you if you have problems with constipation.
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