If there is a highly recognized fruit and very popular for its benefits against constipation , there is no doubt that the figs They have a privileged position in this regard. They are the fruit of the fig tree ( Ficus carica ), have a characteristic shape and a dark color that appears especially when they are mature and at their best for consumption, and stand out for being the fruit par excellence of autumn , being recognized for its qualities when it comes to relieving the well-known autumnal asthenia .
From a nutritional point of view, they are very interesting within a healthy, varied and balanced diet because they are very rich in sugars, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins . Among its high mineral content we can mention the presence of potassium, calcium and magnesium. While, in the group of vitamins, we can mention vitamin A, vitamins of group B (B1, B2 and B3) and vitamin C.
They are considered as a very energetic fruit precisely because of their high carbohydrate content , among which sucrose, glucose and fructose stand out, for this reason a moderate consumption of this fruit is recommended, especially when a diet of thinning is followed. Yes, They are ideal for students and athletes precisely because of its high amount of carbohydrates.
However, if the figs stand out for a very special quality they do it especially for their benefits against constipation , thanks to your high fiber content , hence they are a recommended option when it comes to relieve constipation and improve intestinal transit naturally .
For this purpose, the figs can be eaten alone or dry (in case you like the dried figs ). But today we want to tell you about a folk remedy that is as traditional as it is classic, which consists in elaborating a decoction of figs with milk .
Decoction of figs with milk
Ingredients that you need
- 30 gr. of dried figs
- 1 glass of milk (250 ml)
- 1 tablespoon of honey (to sweeten)
Steps to make the decoction of figs with milk
First of all, wash dried figs well. Then put the milk in a saucepan on the fire, add the dried figs and boil them for 2 to 3 minutes. After this time turn off the heat and sweeten with a spoonful of honey , mixing well with a wooden spoon.
How to take figs with milk to relieve constipation and improve transit
It is, as you see, a popular remedy so simple to elaborate as to take. At the time of consuming it, either because you want improve intestinal transit or because you have constipation , it is best to take hot dried figs at night before going to bed, and drink the milk below.
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