🍎 Today’s Health Tip ~ Make Friends with Figs

Figs nutrition contains many vitamins and minerals that provide health benefits

Figs are a Powerful Antioxidant – Figs provide a huge service to the human body with their antioxidant capabilities. Because oxidation affects almost all body systems, the damage it causes has been linked to many major diseases, aging and cancer — as high-antioxidant foods, figs help stave off these conditions. 

Figs have Anticancer Properties – Figs have a reputation in traditional medicine as a remedy for many health problems, including as a natural cancer treatment

Figs Treat Common Illnesses – Figs have been used to treat a wide range of common ailments for thousands of years. More than 40 illnesses connected to the digestive, endocrine, reproductive and respiratory systems have been treated with fig fruit, extracts and components of the fig tree.

Figs have Antibacterial and Antifungal Effects – Figs can act as a natural antibacterial and anti-fungal agent. . . . There are also studies conducted in grass carp that shows effectiveness in figs’ ability to stimulate immune system response, thus making figs tremendous immune system boosters.  This may explain why figs are such great common illness fighters, which are typically the work of bacteria and other invaders.

Figs are Great Source of Potassium, Fiber and Other Depleted Nutrients – Figs are a high-fiber food whether raw or dried, while they also provide anywhere from 7 percent to 19 percent of your daily potassium intake depending on how they’re prepared — thus, eating figs helps overcome low potassium levels.

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3 Comments

    1. Michele, thank you for your comment. Figs are a great choice. A day without a fig is a day without sunshine! You have a great blog, keep making a difference. Shine On! Have a great day. Ray

      1. Great advice! They are not always available and I don’t have a fig tree. Too bad! Thank you so much, Ray. Your words are sunshine this morning. Have a wonderful day! 🌞

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