The fig has great healing properties that are extremely beneficial for the human body. Some act as softeners for the respiratory and digestive systems, are laxatives and diuretics, and also serve to combat periods of physical and even mental fatigue.
The consumption of this great fruit reduces blood sugar levels, it also reduces the need for insulin, due to the latter it is recommended in those who suffer from diabetes. In addition, it is recommended to control high blood pressure levels and reduce cardiovascular risk due to its high potassium content.

The fig helps create a balance to avoid the main causes of high blood pressure. It also helps to replace desserts and cravings without making a lot of effort, because it has natural sugars that allow to calm the desire for something sweet. By having fiber, it facilitates the digestion process and also contributes to weight loss.

Thanks to its high content of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, it becomes a super food, capable of fighting the action of free radicals and preventing cancer. According to current studies, the consumption of this food can reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer. Finally, this food has large amounts of soluble fibers, which are easily absorbed by the body.

Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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