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Figs

Figs have the highest overall mineral content among all common fruits. They are an excellent source of potassium, which helps to control blood pressure. In addition, they are high in calcium, which maintains the strength and density of bones, preventing osteoporosis. Figs have higher amounts of fiber than any other dried or fresh fruit, giving a perfect amount of insoluble and soluble fiber. Insoluble fiber helps promote regular bowel movement and prevents constipation. Soluble fiber helps lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels. In addition, a diet rich in fiber may help manage weight and such fiber in figs make it a mild laxative. In addition, figs are a great source of antioxidants and provide Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, which may help reduce coronary heart disease. Figs are naturally sweet and are thus perfect to replace sweeteners or fats in recipes or are great for immediately after a weight-lifting session to restore glycogen levels quickly. Have a serving a day.



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