Simply a power house for nourishing skin and hair, Figs have amazing health benefits! Read on to find out more about this little wonder fruit.
What can figs do for you and your skin?
This fruits tiny seeds are packed with nutrients that help cleanse the digestive tract of toxins and mucus. Having such mucus, toxins and bad bacteria in your colon can prevent valuable nutrients from getting to the skin. Figs contribute in keeping our skin soft, smooth, hydrated and well moisturized.
Did you know these little guys can help prevent wrinkles? Fig extract has anti-oxidative and anti-collagense effect on wrinkled skin which when consumed can reduce wrinkle depth giving the skin a more youthful and smooth appearance. Additionally, figs are an excellent source of many antioxidants like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, etc. and presence of these antioxidants make them very beneficial for reducing the risk of premature aging like fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, dark spots, etc. The antioxidant in figs fights the free radicals in our body, stabilizes them and as a result prevents them from causing oxidative damage to our body
Increased Skin Hydration
Eating this fruit also has the ability to leave skin with a more plump and hydrated appearance. Figs are an excellent source of fibre which keep our digestive system healthy and regulates bowel movement. One ounce of this fruit dried contains 3 grams of fibre. By controlling bowel movement, it ensures smooth elimination of waste and toxins out of the body therefore providing relief from constipation. When toxins are removed from our body, it benefits the entire body including the skin. Eliminating such waste from our body helps to keep our skin healthy and also reduces the effects of many skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, etc. Figs also can reduce trans-epidermal water loss from the skin adding to a plumper and more hydrated appearance.
Treating Congested, Inflammed or Hyperpigmented Skin
Figs are very beneficial for treating skin inflammation. As mentioned earlier, this fruit is excellent at removing toxins from the body. These benefits combined helps in reducing the risk of acne and pimples as the impurities present in skin are believed to be the primary cause of acne. Consuming the fruit has been proven in studies to descrease melanin production in the skin and production of sebum in the skin. Over production of sebum or oil is also associated with the symptoms of acne.
Lightening and Evening Out Skin Tone
This fruit is packed with Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant which can help lighten and even out skin tone. For a brighter more radiant complection these are your best friends. As a result, your body and skin will love you!
Do you need some ideas to incorporate this wonder fruit into your diet? Check out this link from Olive magazine for some delicious healthy (and some not so healthy) recipes: olivemagazine.com/guides/best-ever/best-ever-fig-recipes/
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