Monday, September 1, 2008

Fig Fig Hurray!

Go ahead to call me sua-ku; this is the first time I come across fresh fig. I used to see the dried ones but never the fresh one.

When I saw them at SunnyChoice, an organic food store at RailMall, I knew I must buy. It is not cheap but I like my tastebud to experience something different.

Health & Nutritional Benefits of Eating Figs : (extracted from

  • The rich potassium content of figs helps to maintain the blood pressure of the body.

  • Figs are rich in dietary fiber, which makes them very effective for weight management program.

  • Eating fig leaves helps diabetic patients reduce the amount of insulin intake.

  • Consuming figs helps to reduce the risk of breast cancer.

  • Calcium and potassium present in figs prevent bone thinning and help to promote bone density.

  • Tryptophan, present in figs, induces good sleep and helps get rid of sleeping disorders like insomnia.

  • Eating figs relieves fatigue and boosts memory power.

  • Drinking fig juice helps to soothe irritated bronchial passages.

  • Consumption of figs with milk cures illness like anemia.

  • Due to their laxative effect, figs are helpful for treating chronic constipation.

  • Daily consumption of soaked figs (2-3) is an effective remedy for curing hemorrhoids or piles.

  • The soluble fiber, called pectin, in figs helps in reducing blood cholesterol.

  • When applied on skin, baked figs can cure inflammations like abscesses and boils.

  • Due to their high water content, mashed figs act as a very good skin cleanser and help in preventing and curing acnes and pimples.

  • Figs are rich in calcium and are excellent calcium alternatives for people who are allergic to dairy products.

  • Consuming figs also helps in aiding digestion and taming various stomach and bowel-related problems.

  • The juice obtained from green figs is effective for softening and treating corns.

  • Figs promote the overall well-being of an individual and are excellent aphrodisiacs.

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