Autumn is the season when figs become ripe and are ready to harvest for creating pies, jams, jellies, glazes and other scrumptious sweet treats. The tender juicy super fruits are even collected to create natural remedies to help treat common health ailments do with the high amounts of healing nutrients the fruits contain. Adding the sweet fruits to your diet is one of the best ways to reap the outstanding health benefits they can provide to you.
In fact, if you want to improve digestion you could chop up some dried figs and add them to leafy green salads or oatmeal. Leafy green salads and oatmeal are good sources of fiber, but figs contain loads more, which makes them super beneficial for keeping bowel movements well formed and easy to pass. Fiber is also essential for pushing toxins out of the body so it does not become fatigued causing illnesses.
Dried figs are delicious to eat, as they are as well to replace a sweet treat. Doing this will not only add extra fiber to your diet, but it will also help cut extra calories out so you can maintain a healthy weight or loss that extra weight you have been needing to get rid of so you can feel better.
Along with the beneficial fiber figs contain, adding fresh figs to your diet will help add a healthy dose of vitamins to your body too. Those vitamins are B complex, C and A. Figs contain essential minerals the body needs to function properly also such as calcium, iron and potassium. Without these nutrients, your immune systems would remain weak and you would age rapidly. These nutrients are also essential for aiding in the healing of painful oral sores, treating and curing hemorrhoids, soothing gastric ulcers, relieving heartburn and for keeping the skin free and clear of acne.
However, the benefits of figs do not stop there!
Another way you could use figs to help improve your health is by brewing up a fig tea by soaking the fruits in boiling water for 5 to 7-minutes. After, you can drink the nourishing beverage to relieve coughing caused by a respiratory disease or illness or a dry irritated throat. You could also gargle with the fig tea to help aid in the healing of a sore throat caused by an infection or as a mouth rinse to help ease the pain of a toothache naturally. A fig mouth rinse is even a perfect remedy for preventing and treating gum disease too.
The benefits of figs are endless.
They can cure iron deficiency and treat eye infections. So, the next time you run into a common ailment, go and do some research and discover if figs can help treat your condition or not. If they can, enjoy the healing they can provide. If they cannot, just go and eat some and enjoy the health benefits you can receive from them.
After all, these fruits do make a perfect sweet treat to snack on when your sweet tooth attacking. If you don’t like snacking on them, just go create some sort of fig dish for someone else out of love so your love ones can enjoy the benefits of figs.
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