Fig is a fruit commonly known as anjeer. It is eaten in fresh and dried form and is often used as a natural sweetener.
Importance of figs
The following nutritional value of figs reflects its importance as a part of healthy diet.
Rich in iron
Source of natural sugar
Figs eaten in any form i.e fresh or dry offer various health benefits. It helps lower blood pressure, is good for heart health, and benefits in weight management. The latter can go a long way in improving fertility in women as obesity is one of the major causes of fertility problem.
Ways to add figs in your diet
Figs can be consumed in the following forms –
Fig leaves tea
Here are few fig recipes you may try including in your meal.
Take fresh figs and blend it with milk and banana. This can be very filling and is a sweet drink to improve fertility in women.
Mix all the ingredients and blend it until smooth. Add water as per your requirement and smoothie is ready to drink.
Figs with avocado
Mix the spices with lemon juice and honey. Spread it finely on tomato, figs, garlic and avocado. Refrigerate it for an hour and is ready to eat.
Figs with cheese
Adding grated goat cheese to fresh chopped figs can benefit in improving fertility in women.
Figs and porridge
Add fresh or dried chopped figs to wholegrain porridge. It makes an excellent healthy breakfast and is beneficial in women to improve fertility.
Figs with yogurt
You may add figs to yogurt with or without honey. It can serve you as a healthy snack and also boost fertility.
Fresh or dry figs
On a very low flame cook apple juice, cinnamon, lemon juice and mint. After 7-10 minutes add figs and continue it for 10- 15 minutes until it becomes soft. Strain the liquid, remove figs. Then add the syrup on figs and raspberries.
Figs and apple salad
Extra virgin olive oil
Leafy vegetables (as per choice)
Mix vinegar, onion, mustard and pepper and add olive oil to it. Then mix the mixture with apple, walnuts, green leafy veggies. Top up with figs, cranberries and pomegranate seeds. Salad is ready to eat.
There are certain things that one must be cautious while eating figs. Some people are allergic to figs and also there is certain quantity that you must not exceed a day. Take help from your healthcare provider or a dietician before adding figs in your meal.