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Healthy Eating Tip: Have a Fig For Dessert

Figgy pudding may be a traditional holiday dessert, but it isn't exactly the healthiest choice. If you crave something sweet after a meal, give dried figs a taste. If you've never tried this sweet, tasty treat, then you are really missing out. Like dates and many other dried fruits, figs are unexpectedly dessert-like in flavor and texture.

Just three dried figs packs a whopping 10 grams of fiber. That's about 40 percent of the recommended daily allowance of fiber for women. Eating 25 to 30 grams of fiber every day can help reduce your risk or heart disease, so why not get part of your RDI through dessert?

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Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE figs!!! I simply cannot get enough of them. Fresh or dried I can eat them all day everyday and not be sick of them. I love the texture, especially one that is just squishy enough and love the crunchiness of the seeds. I don't consider them too sweet, but they do have a sugar that helps curve my sugar cravings. :( should have had a bag of them with me over Christmas to keep me away from the cookie trays. Csetlavie. argh, I want a fig now!! too bad I already ate the one bag I got at Casa de Fruta yesterday.
girllovewarrior girllovewarrior 8 years
I LOVE figs! actually had a few earlier :)
PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
I don't think I've ever eaten fig.
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 8 years
I'm a huge fan of dried fruit for dessert and tried figs for the first time recently. I have to admit I couldn't finish it! :) I'm just not a fan of the crunchy texture from all the little seeds. I do love having a serving of dried plums, apricots or all-natural fruit leather, though.
almostloli almostloli 8 years
wow i never knew that fig got a taste which is a bit too strong for me.. but.. considering the fibers.. wow :D
Halie Halie 8 years
They are really good filled with chocolate! haha
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