The fig is the most ancient cultivated tree. The fruits of this tree began to be eaten about five thousand years ago. Fruits of the fig tree, or the fig tree, a very large number of times are mentioned in the Bible. Are the fruits of this tree of the same name useful? And if so, then what are their benefits?
What is useful figs?
- In the fruits of figs contains a large amount vitamins - C, PP, A, B1, B2, B9. Most of them are vital for normal human life.
- In figs, the content of various trace elements - calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus and magnesium is also quite large.
- Figs are low in fat and low in fat.
- The fruit of the fig tree can be eaten fresh, canned or dried. Jam, compotes are made from it, marmalade is made, jelly and jams are cooked.
- They make wine from figs, add them to cakes, salads, pies and even meat dishes.
- Since ancient times, the fruits of the fig tree known as a diaphoretic and febrifuge. If you feel the first signs of a cold - do not rush to take synthetic medicines. Try to get rid of the disease with the help of figs.
- Figs can relieve from such diseases as rapid heartbeat (arrhythmia), asthma, sternum pain, cough, cardiovascular diseases, diseases of the central nervous system. Incredibly wide range of diseases, is not it?
If you bought fresh figs, remember that you must follow the rules for its storage. First, the figs should not be stored for more than two or three days. And, secondly, the dishes in which the figs will be stored must be tightly closed.
Dried figs do not become useless delicacy. It stores up to 80% of nutrients! And this is not so little!
According to Ayurveda, figs are a “blessed” product. That is, its use, in itself, is grace, and he himself "gives good"!
But do not get too carried away figs. Like any other product - he is good in moderation. If you translate this wonderful fruit, you will get a bowel disorder. That already, in itself, is not pleasant.
It is recommended to withdraw the process of eating figs in the morning. In this case, the effect will be maximum, and no harm. Also, remember that it is not recommended to use the fruit of the fig tree after six in the evening. Otherwise, you risk a sleepless night outside the bedroom.
We return to the question of measure. How much does one need to eat figs in order to get maximum benefit and not experience side effects? Norm is one hundred grams per day, the maximum amount of figs that will not bring negative consequences - one hundred and sixty grams daily.
About the dangers of figs and even more about its beneficial properties, see the article The benefits and harms of figs.
Figs - a great delicacy, combining excellent healing properties. Therefore, it is safe to wish - enjoy, on health!