Top three benefits of figs

One of the very few fruits that are both delicious and loaded with plenty of health benefits is figs. Figs belong to mulberry family. This is one crop that has been grown since ancient times in Western Asia and Middle East.  If your craving for a mid day snack? Then, go grab a bowl of figs.

In this article, let us look at some health benefits of figs-

1. Helps in digestion- One of the several health benefits of figs are they aid in digestive health. Figs are rich in dietary fibre, which aids in healthy bowel movements and provides relief from constipation.

2. Reduces the risk from colon cancer- Daily consumption of figs can reduce the risk from colon cancer. The presence of fibre in figs eliminates the waste in the body. The seeds in figs contains significantly high amount of mucin that collects the mucus and waste in the colon and removes them.

3. Increases hemoglobin levels in the blood stream- One of the main reasons for anemia ( a form of iron deficiency) is lack of iron. Dried figs contain iron, which is a main component of hemoglobin. Dried figs are good for adolescents, children, and pregnant women.

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