Fig: Properties and benefits

Figs are sweet fruits that are particularly beneficial for our health. In particular, due to the richness of fibers they contain, they are particularly suitable for promoting intestinal transit and allowing the regular functionality of the intestine (the organ in which our immune system is concentrated). It is therefore very effective in states of stubborn constipation. Which makes it an excellent “purifier” of our body since it promotes the purging of waste materials produced by the digestive process. It is a good source of vitamins. In fact, it contains vitamin C (which has antioxidant and protective properties for the heart and cardiovascular system), group B vitamins (which promote the proper functioning of metabolic processes) and vitamin K (beneficial for the cardiovascular system). It also contains many mineral salts (potassium, iron, magnesium, sodium, etc.) which make it a good remineralizer. It also contains discrete quantities of polyphenols which give it antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. This fruit should be consumed as much as possible in the months in which it is available (usually in the summer months). Also associated with other sweet fruit (grapes, bananas, red apples, etc.).