Syria, Iraq sign MoU for cooperation in agricultural field

Syria, Iraq sign MoU for cooperation in agricultural field

DAMASCUS,(ST)_Syria and Iraq signed on Thursday...

Al-Miqdad receives Iraqi Minister of Industry

Al-Miqdad receives Iraqi Minister of Industry

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Israeli settlers attack Palestinian property south of Nablus

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian property south of Nablus

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The Israeli occupation killed a Palestinian in the West Bank

The Israeli occupation killed a Palestinian in the West Bank

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Syria wins Bronze medal in Asian Taekwondo Championship

Syria wins Bronze medal in Asian Taekwondo Championship

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    Thursday, 17 June 2021 18:05
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    Thursday, 17 June 2021 14:37
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    Thursday, 17 June 2021 14:00
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    Thursday, 17 June 2021 11:55
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    Thursday, 17 June 2021 11:06
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    Thursday, 17 June 2021 10:55
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    Thursday, 17 June 2021 10:42
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    Thursday, 17 June 2021 10:40
  • A plastic art exhibition sheds light on impact of children's work in their childhood

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    Thursday, 17 June 2021 10:36
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    Thursday, 17 June 2021 10:14
  • Minister of Industry and his Iraqi counterpart discuss establishing partnerships and industrial integration between Syria and Iraq

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    Thursday, 17 June 2021 09:06
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    Thursday, 17 June 2021 08:41
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    Thursday, 17 June 2021 08:14
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    Thursday, 17 June 2021 08:03
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    Wednesday, 16 June 2021 18:27
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  • Washington coalition carries out an airdrop in Deir Ezzor countryside and kidnaps a number of civilians

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    Wednesday, 16 June 2021 18:12
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Tourism Minister briefs his Lebanese, Omani and Iraqi counterparts on investment opportunities in Syria

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Syrian National Symphony Orchestra holds musical evening at the Opera House with the participation of international Syrian musicians

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The Syrian National Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Misak Bagbodrian, held a musical evening on Tuesday at the Opera House in Damascus with the participation of outstanding international Syrian musicians living abroad. The operatic musical evening witnessed the participation of Baritone singer Nabil Suliman, who is a Syrian expatriate in Belgium and solo violinist Bassam Nashawati, a Syrian expatriate in the United States, besides Syrian Oud ...

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"Qamaruddin",  a luxurious Syrian product with high nutritional and medical value

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People in the occupied Syrian Golan congratulate President Al-Assad on winning presidential elections

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The health benefits of figs include treatment of constipation, indigestion, piles, diabetes, cough, bronchitis, asthma and sexual weakness. It also helps in gaining weight after illness.

Figs are seasonal fruits that are found in the western parts of Asia. However, dried figs are always available. The figs tree is a member of mulberry family.

Health benefits of figs can be attributed to the presence of minerals, vitamins and fibre in them. Figs contain vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, calcium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, sodium, potassium and chlorine.

A few of its health benefits include:

Prevent constipation: There are 5 grams of fiber per three-fig serving. So, it helps in healthy bowel function and prevents constipation.

Weight loss: The fiber in figs also helps to reduce weight and is recommended for obese people. Take care - figs also result in weight gain, especially when consumed with milk.

 Lower cholesterol: Figs contain Pectin, a soluble fiber. When fiber goes through the digestive system, it mops up globes of cholesterol and carries them out of body.

 Prevent coronary heart disease:Dried figs contain phenol, Omega-3 and Omega-6. These fatty acids reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

 Prevent colon cancer: The presence of fiber helps to mop up and usher out cancer causing substances.

 Protection against post-menopausal breast cancer: Fiber content in figs give protection against breast cancer.

Good for diabetic patients:The American Diabetes Association recommends figs for a high fiber treat. Fig leaves reduce the amount of insulin needed by diabetic patients who have to take insulin injection. Fig is rich in Potassium. Potassium helps to control blood sugar. Fig leaves have anti-diabetic properties

 Prevention of hypertension: People used to take more sodium in the form of salt. Low potassium and high sodium level may lead to hypertension. Figs are high in potassium but low in sodium. So, it helps to avoid hypertension.

 Sexual weakness: Figs are known since ages for reducing sexual weakness. Soak 2-3 figs in milk overnight and eat them in the morning to enhance your sexual power. It also helps in gaining weight.

Strengthens bones: Figs are rich in Calcium. Calcium helps to strengthen bones.

 Urinary calcium loss: People having high salt diet may be affected by increased urinary calcium loss. Potassium content in figs helps to avoid that.

Prevent macular degeneration: Vision loss in older people is due to macular degeneration. Fruits and figs generally are good for avoiding this condition.

Relief for throat: The high mucilage content in figs helps to heal and protect sore throats.

Figs are quite useful in various respiratory disorders including whooping cough and asthma. Since they are also good for digestion, they help in treating constipation, indigestion, stomach ache, etc. Figs are also good for fever, earache, boils, abscesses, venereal diseases and are excellent for the liver. Fig is a highly alkaline food, therefore helps to regulate the pH of the body. Figs are rich in flavonoids and polyphenols. These are antioxidants, which prevent the damage caused by free radicals. Fig is known for its soothing and laxative properties. Figs are low in fat and sugar.

 Figs are sweet and soft and their paste is used as a replacement for sugar. Processed figs are used to make pies, pudding, cakes, other bakery products, jam, jellies and preserves.

 Compiled by: Raghda Sawas

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