Combo - Honey & Fig
Since figs are a good source of fiber, research has found that they could aid in weight management as high-fiber foods have a positive impact. Fiber forms an essential part of our daily diet. Not only is fiber good for our digestive system, it has also been linked to the reduced risk of cancer and type 2 diabetes. Health experts will tell you that foods with high fiber makes one feel full and satiated for long which is why they easily fit in your weight-loss strategies.
According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a fiber-rich diet can help in shedding those extra kilos. But since dried figs are also high in calories, ensure that you consume little quantities of it on a regular basis. Ancient practises also consider dried figs as a good source for gaining weight in a healthy way. Again, portion control is the key.
Anjeer is a good source of potassium. Potassium is an important mineral, which is required for the body and its regular intake is said to help in maintaining blood pressure because it tends to negate the harmful effects of sodium. Since we live in a world where we constantly rely on processed foods, which have high sodium content, a diet rich in potassium is essential. Doing so could also aid in blood circulation and digestive disorders. According to a study done by Shiga University of Medical Science in Japan, it states that for individuals with diabetes, having a diet rich in potassium may help you protect against heart and kidney ailments.
According to ancient Greeks, figs were considered to be a sacred fruit and a natural aphrodisiac. It symbolised fertility and love. In ancient India too, figs were combined with milk and taken. Since it is loaded with minerals like zinc, manganese, magnesium and iron, they all contribute to improving reproductive health. Moreover, as a home remedy, young girls are often advised to eat figs to overcome PMS issues. Studies have also found that since dried figs are a high source of antioxidants and fiber, they help in protecting against post-menopausal breast cancer and hormonal imbalances.