Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Fruit Updated 26 February 2013 Figs Dried or semi-dried figs are a good snack with which to increase energy and raise blood sugar levels quickly. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Dried or semi-dried figs are a good snack with which to increase energy and raise blood sugar levels quickly. They are also known for their laxative properties. It is thought that they also have cancer-discouraging action. Figs can be eaten fresh, dried or semi-dried. Figs are a source of potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium.As figs are very high in sugar content, not too many of them should be eaten. Carbohydrate 53 g Starch 0 Sugars 53 g Protein 4 g Fat 2 g Glycaemic index high Per 100g raw More in Diet and nutrition An apple a day can help older women live a third longer More: Healthy FoodFruit advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.