Friday, September 18, 2015

figs & beauty benefits (fig, Ficus carica)

figs: a great anti- aging food
The fig tree, a deciduous tree with great durability, thrives mainly in temperate countries. It can reach 6-8 meters in height, the fruit is fleshy and sweet and we can find about 600 varieties around the world.

It’s an important medicine of nature, known and loved since antiquity. The famous fruit was envied by the Persians and was forbidden to export it. According to mythology, the first fig tree grew up in Athens Goddess Demeter, while according to the ancients, olive, vine and fig tree were all that needed a happy home.

Figs are an important source of calcium and fiber, containing sugars, fats, nitrogenous substances, vitamins A, B and C, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, while black figs are rich in polyphenols and antioxidants with anti-aging action.

The consumption of figs fights constipation problems, is suitable for people with anaemia, contributes to cardiovascular health, strengthens bones and it is an anti-cancer food. Figs help us to control weight, relieve the sore throat, and have anti-diabetic action. They are not suitable for people with gastrointestinal problems with kidney and gall bladder problems.
Consult your doctor before consuming.

In its cosmetic version, what is widely used lately is the fig extract as it removes the dead cells from the outer layer of the skin, leaving it renewed and refreshed. It moisturises and soothes the skin and helps keep it replenished. Thus, the nutritional properties of the fig give to the skin velvety softness and offer antioxidant and anti-aging protection.

Did you know that figs are affecting the hormonal system and releases our mood for love??? 😂😜

recipes with fig

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