Fig Health Benefits

The Amazing World of Figs


Figs do not only make a delightful treat but the benefits of figs are of great value and can really give our bodies that extra boost that it needs. I remembered as a child growing up fig newton was a snack that I often ate.

What is also great about figs is that figs are low in calories. Figs are used in many recipes and products so I invite you to take advantage of this fruit and all that it has to offer.

Figs have been harvested from ancient times and are native of western Asia and the Middle East.

So many people are now discovering the healthy side of figs. In this article, we will be looking at some of these benefits and why we should take advantage of them.

Fig health benefits

Fig health benefits include

1. Strengthens bones.

2. Help to prevent breast cancer

3. It helps to prevent colon cancer.

4. May help in weight loss.

5. Promotes heart health.

6. It lowers blood pressure.

7. Figs are a good source of antioxidants that aid the body in getting rid of free radicals.

8. Figs are a good source of fiber that aids in a good bowel movement.

9. Figs aids in lowering cholesterol.

10. Figs are an immune booster.

11. Figs are good for our skin.

12. Promotes healthy liver.

13. Figs are great for our hair.

14. Aids in reducing throat pain.

15. Prevent hypertension.

Fig health benefits are so amazing as you can see they are Numerous.

Fig Vitamins

The Vitamin content of figs includes

Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Niacin, Calcium, Zinc, Iron, Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Dietary fiber, Protein,  Foliates, Pyridoxine, Pantothenic acid, Lutein-Zeaxanthin, Carotene-B.

The final word

Fig health benefits are truly great so make figs a part of your diet and take advantage of figs as you boost your health with this superfood that has helped so many people worldwide.


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4 thoughts on “Fig Health Benefits”

  1. I JUST started eating dried figs (are all these called fig newtons)? I’ve never had an actual fig AS IS. I’m wondering what it tastes like as a fruit itself? Also, where are common places to find figs? I live in Wisconsin and typically grocery shop at the local stores. Are they carried at Walmart? There are more stores in the cities I could make a point to get to I suppose.

    • Hello Jamie so nice to meet you. Fig newtons are a healthy snack made from figs. You will love figs. You can  try your local supermarkets, farmers market or purchase from amazon. I am so happy that I could help. please let me know how it goes and have a good day.

  2. You know, I have been looking for ways to lower my cholesterol naturally. Thought I would see what I can eat or supplement my diet with to help. I don’t have super high cholesterol, just kind of on the border, so wanted to nip that straight away. Here I see figs can help with that. I never have had them before, so I am curious what they taste like? They look yummy from the picture. Potassium is another vitamin that I am always deficient in. I think that figs will be a great choice for me!

    • Figs are a great choice and they have a good taste. Try them, I know that you will love them. Figs are filled with vitamins and the benefits are just simply awesome. Wishing you the best of good health.


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