What is useful figs

Most likely, almost every modern person is familiar with such a fruit as a fig, fig tree or the fruit of a fig tree. As a rule, most adults appreciated or, on the contrary, underestimated the taste of this fruit, for example, while relaxing on the southern coast of Crimea. Indeed, in this area, figs can be found more than often.

At the same time, few people are aware that this fruit can be quite successfully tried in other places. The most common options are certain regions of India as well as some Mediterranean countries. Of course, depending on the area in which this fruit grows, its taste can change in a certain way. Along with this, under no circumstances should one forget that figs have a sufficient number of useful characteristics that remain unchanged.

Health benefits of fresh figs

As you know, figs can be consumed both fresh and dried. Both in the first and in the second case, this product has a truly unsurpassed taste and, most importantly, certain useful characteristics. At the same time, it is important to note that the beneficial substances that are characteristic of both fresh and dried products differ to a certain extent from each other. That is why it is much more appropriate to consider them separately.

So, one of the most pronounced positive qualities that is characteristic of fresh figs is the presence of a significant amount of both vitamins and microelements. As for the former, the composition of the fetus includes, in particular, almost all B vitamins, as well as vitamins C and P. If we talk about those microelements, the reserves of which the body can fully replenish if fresh figs are consumed, they, in particular, iodine, zinc, phosphorus, iron, potassium, and also calcium should be included. Thus, according to many medical experts, daily consumption of 300-400 grams of figs for two to three weeks in a row makes it possible to fully replenish the reserves of all missing substances.

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By the way, it is largely because of the above qualities that many nutritionists recommend increasing the amount of figs consumed by certain categories of patients. This option is especially relevant for those who suffer from anemia and a significant decrease in immunity. Also, the consumption of figs is more than relevant for pregnant women and young mothers who practice breastfeeding. In addition, without figs, it will be impossible to almost completely restore lost strength for people who have undergone complex treatment (especially in the case when surgery was observed) or the person had to endure a fairly strong psychological shock.

It is important to focus on the fact that only fresh figs help to cope with certain problems. It is one of these that can be attributed to the ability of these fruits to reduce blood sugar levels. Also, eating fresh figs is a truly rare opportunity to recover from such a negative phenomenon as swelling. Due to its strongly pronounced antipyretic properties, figs are recommended for use for all those who suffer from this negative manifestation for several days in a row.

Benefits of Dried Figs

Initially, it is necessary to focus on the fact that, contrary to a fairly widespread opinion, both vitamins and trace elements are preserved in the composition of this product. True, as it is not difficult to guess, in much smaller quantities. According to a significant number of experts, the amount of vitamins that are in a product of this type (in comparison with its fresh counterpart) is reduced by about 2.5 – 3 times. As for the total number of trace elements, their volume can decrease by about four times.

But, as for trace elements, not all of them are able to decrease. For example, the amount of potassium in dried fruits increases significantly. Thus, the consumption of this type of dried fruit is a great opportunity to improve your health for all those people who suffer from a variety of cardiovascular diseases. Another indisputable useful quality of dried figs is the ability to thin the blood.

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Thus, practically every person who suffers, for example, from varicose veins, should regularly introduce this product into their diet. But, at the same time, due to the presence of a significant amount of funds that can thin the blood, eating figs for bleeding (even during menstruation) is completely undesirable. Also, the use of figs is highly undesirable in the case when there is a sufficiently low blood clotting. By the way, over the past few years, many experts are beginning to come to the conclusion that the consumption of this type of dried fruit is highly undesirable for those pregnant women who are on the conservation.

It is also important to note that dried figs are one of the most widely known antidepressants. Moreover, quite often one can come across the opinion that these useful qualities can be greatly enhanced if you drink figs with natural green tea without any additions. Many cosmetologists are able to focus the attention of the beautiful half of humanity on the fact that masks that were prepared on the basis of dried figs, honey and lemon juice can quickly cope with the most common signs of aging. It is also important that dried figs are one of the most famous products used to prevent the onset of colds.

Draw your attention to! The information presented in the article is for informational purposes and does not call for self-diagnosis, self-treatment and influence on your body by any means. Only a qualified specialist (doctor, trainer, nutritionist, etc.) can make a diagnosis, prescribe (recommend) treatment and medications or dietary supplements, give recommendations on nutrition and training, and control the treatment process (weight loss, training), focusing on a particular person and based on his individual characteristics.

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