The benefits and downsides of figs (plus a recipe) The benefits and downsides of figs (plus a recipe)

The benefits and downsides of figs (plus a recipe)

Figs are full of vitamins and antioxidants. They are a great snack, dessert or even tea!

3 benefits of figs:

1. Figs are rich in vitamins

They contain A, B1, B2, B3 and C. They also contain a high concentration of quickly assimilated sugars, providing the body with a high dose of energy.

2. Figs promote digestive health

Figs contain fibre, which studies show promotes digestive health and serves as a prebiotic, a source for the healthy bacteria populating your gut.

Figs are full of benefits

3. Figs promote healthy skin

Figs may have some beneficial effects on the skin. Recent studies show that a combination of fruit extracts, including fig extract, have antioxidant effects on skin cells and decrease collagen breakdown. This, however, may be a result of the combination of extracts. 

Downsides

1. Figs are commonly used as a home remedy for digestive issues, which ironically may lead to worse symptoms due to the high amount of fibre they provide.

2. Some people may also be allergic to figs, especially those allergic to pollen. 

Figs can be eaten raw and dried and fig leaves are a great ingredient to use in infusions and certainn dishes. 

Victoria Thais

A trip to India was all it took for Victoria to realise that meditation is not a fancy word for sitting around in silence. It truly changed Victoria’s life to a less stressful and more mindful one. Now a freelance consultant and journalist, Victoria joined KOKO to share her knowledge on those little things that are life so much better, and cosier.+ info

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