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Happy Figs!

Did you know figs are packed with fibre which is super for good digestion, lowering the risk of heart disease, lowering high blood pressure and reducing the risk of cancer? The potassium in figs controls blood pressure, so make sure you eat at least 2 figs a day. This amount is equivalent to your 1/5 fruits per day.

For better sleep patterns, the magnesium found in figs can improve the length of your sleep and reduce insomnia.

Unbelievably so, it’s incredible how fruit can reap so many nutritious benefits for our health. Vit B6 which is commonly found in figs helps convert Tryptophan to Serotonin. What is tryptophan? Tryptophan is essential to humans as the body cannot synthesize it, so it must come from our diet. It is an essential amino acid which helps the body makes proteins and certain brain-signalling chemicals. The body changes tryptophan into a brain chemical called serotonin. So what is serotonin? Serotonin is a chemical in the brain that affects mood. Therefore eating foods which contain tryptophan can also fight medical illnesses such as depression!

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