The fig fruit contains the most carbohydrates that give energy. Very small amount of protein and fat. It contains vitamins B1 , B2 , B6 , C , PP , A and E.From the minerals,potassium is an important content.Calcium, phosphorus , magnesium , iron , selenium and some amount of the rest.It contains a lot of dietary fiber. The calorific value of fresh figs is not large( 100g gives about 80kcal ),and dry is significant( 100g dried figs provides 275kcal ).
Folks believe that figs protect against cancer and received scientific confirmation. Japanese scientists have shown that an extract of figs and their ingredient benzaldehyde contribute to the reduction of tumors in humans.
Heart and pressure
Figs are recommended to the patients with heart problems, because they contain a lot of potassium, which increases the discharge fluid from the body ( diuretic effect),which lowers blood pressure. Plenty of dietary fiber reduces absorption of cholesterol and triglycerides from the intestines. Lowering the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Figs are an excellent source of calcium wich strengthens bones and teeth.So are especially good for small children, pregnant women and post-menopausal women prone to osteoporosis. You can eat them fresh, but also dried because they contain five times more calcium.
For healthy digestive organs
Acts beneficial to all the organs of digestion,preventing disease. Among the people figs are known as a cure for ulcers and gastritis. They reduce bloating stomach and remove stomach cramps. They destroy worms and other intestinal parasites.
Folk medicine recommends fig leaf tea for colds, sore throats, bronchitis and other infections and inflammation.
Proven remedy against constipation
Fig is known as an effective remedy against constipation. Improves intestinal emptying, reducing the need for laxatives and does not cause dependence, intestinal cramps and diarrhea. Used as a compote,jam,which is particularly effective if made from equal quantities of fruit and dried plums or submerged in water and left to settle overnight to be eaten in the morning along with the water.
For a healthy nervous system
Figs contain tryptophan and helps the brain to use glucose and improve concentration and memory, reduces problems with nerves, symptoms of depression, melancholy and bad moods, reduces anxiety, helps with insomnia, eliminates fatigue and work against stress.
Helps to quit smoking
If you are trying to quit smoking it will be much easier if you eat figs.They increase the alkalinity of the body and thus suppress your cravings for nicotine,of which you have become dependent.Folk medicine recommends figs for anti-aging treatment,impotence, fertility, for a variety of problems in pregnancy, for increasing milk in nursing mothers, anti-cellulite, pain in the muscles, as well as tea for diabetes.