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FIGS-The holy fruit

Figs- Italian catering London

Fig trees appear in all old mythology stories of the world. From Adam and Eve to Romulus and Remus: it is said that fig tree’s roots saved the twin babies from drowning in the River Tiber.

The reason? Figs are some of the healthiest fruits but moderate use is advised, due to their high calories count.

1) RICH IN FIBERS

Figs are very rich in fiber and are considered natural laxatives

2) SOURCE OF ENERGY 

Rich in sugars, vitamins and mineral salts, figs can be considered a good source of energy, delicious and 100% natural, to be consumed whenever you need a little extra sprint

3) GOOD FOR THE BONES

Figs are rich in calcium and other minerals, so regular consumption, combined with healthy eating and physical activity, ensures good bone health

4) RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS

Rich in polyphenols, natural antioxidants, figs help keep our body cells young and help prevent different types of tumours including breast, colon and prostate. 

5) PREVENT HIGH PRESSURE

High-sodium diets can lead to hypertension, while foods that combine potassium, calcium and magnesium and are low in sodium can help prevent high blood pressure. 

6) GOOD FOR THE SKIN

Figs also have anti-inflammatory power, which is why both consuming them and applying them directly to the skin can help solve problems such as acne. 

7) HELP THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

Since the figs are full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, they help the immune system to perform its functions and therefore to better protect our body from external agents.

8) IMPROVE DIGESTION

Figs contain prebiotics that feed the good bacteria in our intestines. When the bacterial flora is balanced, the whole body benefits.

9) GLYCEMIA CONTROL

Even if they are sugary, the presence of mineral salts such as potassium and magnesium in figs helps to keep blood sugar under control. 

10) EXCELLENT IN PREGNANCY

Figs, even dried ones, are an excellent snack during the nine months of pregnancy when the body’s need for vitamins and minerals increases. In particular, the presence of calcium in these fruits helps to reach the daily need useful for the unborn child to properly develop the spine and bones.