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  • Writer's pictureDr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam

Anjeer Dry Fruit - Health Benefits

Anjeer, also known as fig, is a delicious and nutritious dry fruit that has many health benefits. Here are some of the reasons why you should include anjeer in your diet:

  • Anjeer is rich in fiber, which helps in improving digestion and preventing constipation. Fiber also makes you feel full and reduces your appetite, which can help in weight management.

  • Anjeer contains potassium, which is an essential mineral for regulating blood pressure and balancing the effects of sodium. Potassium also supports nerve and muscle function and prevents cramps.

  • Anjeer is a good source of calcium, which is important for maintaining bone health and preventing osteoporosis. Calcium also helps in blood clotting and muscle contraction.

  • Anjeer has antioxidants, which protect the cells from free radical damage and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Antioxidants also boost the immune system and fight infections.

  • Anjeer has vitamins A, C, E, and K, which are essential for various bodily functions. Vitamin A supports vision and skin health, vitamin C aids in wound healing and collagen synthesis, vitamin E protects the cell membranes and prevents inflammation, and vitamin K helps in blood coagulation and bone metabolism.

  • Anjeer has iron, which is vital for the production of red blood cells and hemoglobin. Iron also prevents anemia and fatigue and improves cognitive function.

  • Anjeer has magnesium, which is involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body. Magnesium regulates blood sugar levels, nerve transmission, muscle relaxation, and energy production.

Anjeer can be consumed in various ways, such as raw, dried, soaked, or cooked. You can eat anjeer as a snack, add it to salads, desserts, smoothies, or cereals, or make jams, preserves, or syrups with it. You can also soak anjeer in water or milk overnight and eat it in the morning for better digestion and absorption of nutrients. However, you should consume anjeer in moderation as it is high in calories and sugar.

The recommended amount of anjeer dry fruit to eat per day varies from 2 to 3 figs. Anjeer is a wonderful dry fruit that can enhance your health and well-being.

Dr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam, MD, FRCP (London), FACP (USA)

Internal Medicine Specialist

Kify Hospital



Phone : 85000 23456


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