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Offline swmofigger

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It may be wise to eat more figs.
« on: February 20, 2020, 04:31:44 PM »
Did you know that eating figs may improve your immune system?"  From the book:  Figs The Genus Ficus by Lansky and Paavilainen p. 128.  "Lectins in figs represent an extremely promising avenue for immunopotentizing research."  The lectins in figs represent a living link in the coevolution of our immunity with that of the genus ficus. There is a hypothesis that eating ficus seed lectins may boost or modulate our immune systems.
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Re: It may be wise to eat more figs.
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2020, 05:42:18 PM »
Good post to know of in case someone's significant other does not like or enjoy this fig "hobby." ;) 

But Honey, it's good for you and your immune system.  It could help you live longer.
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Re: It may be wise to eat more figs.
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2020, 05:46:33 PM »
Fig is medicinal. A good reason to be addictive to eating of figs.
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Re: It may be wise to eat more figs.
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2020, 10:02:23 PM »
Did you know that eating figs may improve your immune system?"  From the book:  Figs The Genus Ficus by Lansky and Paavilainen p. 128.  "Lectins in figs represent an extremely promising avenue for immunopotentizing research."  The lectins in figs represent a living link in the coevolution of our immunity with that of the genus ficus. There is a hypothesis that eating ficus seed lectins may boost or modulate our immune systems.

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Re: It may be wise to eat more figs.
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2020, 02:58:59 PM »
More figs, more figs 😂🤣😄
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Re: It may be wise to eat more figs.
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2020, 12:24:33 AM »
Like if I need 1 more reason to enjoy figs.
Bring them on.

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Re: It may be wise to eat more figs.
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2020, 11:05:08 AM »
What timely information! Thank you op :)
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Re: It may be wise to eat more figs.
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2020, 08:51:41 PM »
Great argument to share with my wife so I can grow more fig trees.
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Re: It may be wise to eat more figs.
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2020, 11:08:57 PM »
Finally ! I have an excuse !!!
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Re: It may be wise to eat more figs.
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2020, 05:51:55 PM »
Wow. I really learned something today. I can eat all the figs I want and be healthy!
I have one fig tree, Chicago Hardy, due to the cold weather here.

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Re: It may be wise to eat more figs.
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2020, 06:01:20 PM »
I had read that figs has many health benefits which is why I don't feel guilty in acquiring so many.  It helps the endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems, as well as the digestive tract. Lets add: antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, fat-lowering, and cell-protective.  I am old, so I'll take all the help I can get.  :P
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