Figs: Benefits and properties of the fruit

 Figs: Benefits and properties of the fruit

Lena Fisher

O fig is a fruit originating from the Middle East, whose tree is the fig tree. Besides being tasty, it provides several health benefits, thanks to its properties rich in nutrients and vitamins.

What is the fig?

The fig tree was one of the first plants to be domesticated by humans, which leads us to believe that the benefits of the fruit were already known to us millennia ago.

The fig has a crunchy texture and attracts attention because of its beautiful and characteristic color. its presence at the Christmas dinner has become a classic This tradition has been preserved since the time of Portuguese colonization in the country.

However, finding the food in natura is not so common in Brazil, being the canned version the most popular. Not only that, the dried fig is also quite common and pleases many.

Benefits and properties of the fig

Rich in nutrients, the fruit is packed with vitamins such as A, C, K, and the B-complex vitamins B1 and B2.

Not only that, it is a very nutritious fruit. Some nutrients that we can find in it are potassium, manganese, iron, and phosphorus, among others.

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Helps with weight loss

Not only rich in vitamins and various nutrients, the fig is also source of fiber First, it is especially rich in pectin, a soluble fiber whose action is beneficial for the intestinal microbiota and helps the formation of a gel in the intestine, which provides better absorption of water in the body.

In this way, the fig helps to promote feeling of satiety as well as prevents swelling .

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Reduction of blood pressure

The fruit acts in the reduction of blood pressure, because it is rich in potassium - the mineral that causes this effect. In addition, the fig contains low sodium which enhances this.

Read more: Foods that protect the heart

Healthier skin

Another part of the body that takes advantage of fig consumption is the skin. Figs are packed with vitamins C and B. The antioxidant factor of these vitamins makes for healthier, more vivid, and acne-free skin.

Read more: Foods that ensure healthy, smooth skin

Lena Fisher

Lena Fisher is a wellness enthusiast, certified nutritionist, and author of the popular health and well-being blog. With over a decade of experience in the field of nutrition and health coaching, Lena has dedicated her career to helping people achieve their optimal health and live their best life possible. Her passion for wellness has led her to explore various approaches to achieving overall health, including diet, exercise, and mindfulness practices. Lena's blog is a culmination of her years of research, experience, and personal journey towards finding balance and well-being. Her mission is to inspire and empower others to make positive changes in their lives and embrace a healthy lifestyle. When she's not writing or coaching clients, you can find Lena practicing yoga, hiking the trails, or experimenting with new healthy recipes in the kitchen.