8/24/17 — figs

Sleep Aid:

Figs

 

Fun Fact:  Calcium is directly related to our cycles of sleep.

Fun Fact II:  Calcium helps the brain use tryptophan to make melatonin.

 

How They Help:

  • rich in calcium
  • help you eat less and burn fat faster
  • reduce cardiovascular risk
  • prevent constipation (great source of fiber)
  • provide copper:
    • keeps connective tissues strong
    • supports healthy brain-cell communication
    • helps in energy production
    • helps your body absorb iron
  • Vitamin K (helps your body form blood clots and control bleeding)
  • Vitamin A (cellular reproduction and eye health)

 

Hot TIps:

  • Buy organic.
  • Take them with you on trips.
  • Put them on sandwiches.
  • Put them in your salad.
  • Enjoy them on their own.
  • Eat them in moderation.
  • Eat them while they’re fresh.
  • Eat figs with sources of magnesium for best results.

 

Tomorrow:

Chia seeds provide more omega-3s than salmon!

 

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