Health Benefits Of Anjeer

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Anjeer is a seasonal fruit which is eaten mostly in India and some parts of Asia. Anjeer is known as fig in English. Dried figs are used in milkshakes and lassi.

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Anjeer contains many nutrients and anti-oxidants. Excessive consumption may cause diarrhea and tooth decay. But when consumed in moderation anjeer offers many health benefits.

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Figs contain chlorine, potassium, sodium, manganese, phosphorous, iron, calcium, vitamin B2, vitamin B1 and vitamin A. Now, let us discuss about the beneficial side of figs.

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Digestion

Anjeer contains fibre and is good for digestion. Also, it acts like a laxative and keeps constipation at bay. It can also prevent irritable bowel syndrome.

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High Blood Pressure

Anjeer plays an important role in maintaining healthy levels of potassium and sodium levels in the body and thereby prevents the risk of high blood pressure.

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Prevents Cancer

Some studies claim that anjeer contains compounds that can flush out toxins in the body that may cause cancer.

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Prevents Anemia

Anjeer supplies iron and thereby boosts hemoglobin levels in your body. This way, it is said to prevent anemia.

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Weight Loss

Adding anjeer to your diet could help you feel full faster and this will prevent overeating.

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Heart

Anjeer is also good for your heart. Also, the pectin present in it helps flush out toxins from your body. It also maintains healthy cholesterol levels.

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Libido

Many sources claim that anjeer can also boost libido and fertility may be because it contains magnesium, zinc and manganese.

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Bones

It contains some amount of calcium which can help strengthen your bones.

Story first published: Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 15:32 [IST]
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