Figs: did you know that…

  • figs contain iron, magnesium and vitamins C and B.
  • are a rich source of fiber, help bowel function and prevent cancer of the colon.
  • also have anti-aging properties as they contain phenols and flavonoids.
  • you do not need to eat large quantities in order to get their benefits. Two or three every morning is all you need.
  • they have laxative properties and help in constipation.
  • their content in potassium helps regulation of blood pressure.
  • potassium also reduces the loss of calcium through urine.
  • their sugar content is slightly higher than other fruits, but they are rich in fiber which helps the absorption of the sugars.
  • contain arginine which helps the testosterone production, improves blood circulation and sexual functionality.
  • dried figs are rich in trace elements.
  • dried figs can be a perfect, healthy snack.
  • since the ancient times people dried them in the sun or in ovens and sometimes were used instead of bread.
  • because of the numerous, tiny seeds they contain, figs became a symbol of prosperity, fertility and knowledge.
  • it is said that one of the reasons that made Xerxes wanting to conquer Greece were the Attic figs.
  • figs were the main food of the athletes of the Olympic Games and they were also connected with the worship of Dionysus and Demeter.

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