Fig juice is one of our favorites. Here you’ll find: recipe, benefits and some risks / drawbacks.
Would you like to try this tasty juice?
Where do we start?
Tools / Equipment
- A blender.
- A knife.
- Large glass or cup.
- 3 medium figs, ripe, clean and ready to eat.
- 1 cup of water or milk.
Recipe: Fig juice with milk or water
This is one of the easiest recipes out there.
- Start by removing the tips of the figs (their joints with the branches) with a knife and wash them.
- Then, blend the fruits together with a cup of water or milk for about 20 seconds or until smooth. To keep in mind: with water you’ll get a more liquid consistency, and with milk, a creamier one.
- Finally, pour the result into the cup.
What’s fig juice good for? – Benefits / Properties
Among its main benefits, the regular and moderate consumption of figs may:
- Relieve constipation and improve digestive health: Mainly due to its fiber (2.9 g per 100 g) and water (79%).
- Contribute to lower high blood pressure and prevent cardiovascular conditions: Essentially, due to its combination of water, fiber, antioxidants and potassium (232 mg per 100 g).
- Help prevent blood sugar spikes. In large part, due to its abscisic acid, fiber, water and antioxidants.
If you’re interested, here’re the main nutrients of this fruit.
Can fig juice work to lose weight?
This fruit may promote bowel movements and make you lose some weight in the bathroom in the short term. Especially if it solves a constipation problem.
On the other hand, it’s key to consider how many calories the drink has.
- If made with water: about 111 kcal.
- If prepared with milk: about 257 kcal.
With this in mind, if you’re looking for sustainable weight loss results, you may prefer to use water instead of milk. In any case, remember to follow a healthy diet. To learn more, visit our section on juices to lose weight.
Risks / Drawbacks
Finally, here’re some important points to consider (according to experts):
- Figs may cause diarrhea and other digestive problems. Especially if they’re consumed in excess.
- In addition, this food is rich in vitamin K, which may negatively interfere with anticoagulant medications.
- Finally, this fruit and its juice may cause allergies in some people.