Eating From the Kitchen of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)- Figs انجیر in Eating Disorder Recovery

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Figs انجیر

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said “If a Fruit ever descended from Paradise, I would say that this is it, as heaven’s fruits contain no pips. Eat from it as it relieves haemorrhoids and treats gout.”

One of the Super foods in your recovery. Figs انجیرare mentioned in ancient texts, in Qur’an and in Bible.

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There is a Soorah in the Qur’an called The Fig. The fact that Allah swears by this tree indicates the tremendous benefits and great value of its fruit:

“By the fig, and the olive, by Mount Sinai, and by this city of security [Makkah]” Qur’an 95: 1-3

Ibn al-Qayyim recommended the use of figs as a liver and spleen tonic, to cleanse the kidneys and bladder, and as a diuretic. He also suggested eating them with almonds and walnuts for extra benefits.

At the time of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), figs were not common in the Arabian Peninusla, and thus they were not mentioned in the Sunnah except in a hadith with uncertain origin noted by Qutubi as reported by Abu Darda, saying that when the Prophet (pbuh) was offered a plate of figs, he ate and asked his Companions to eat, and said: “If a Fruit ever descended from Paradise, I would say that this is it, as heaven’s fruits contain no pips. Eat from it as it relieves hemorrhoids and treats gout.”

Using Figs in Eating Disorder Treatment

[I swear] by the fig and the olive. (Qur’an, 95:1)

My Mother gave me figs for my digestive health problems. There is nothing like Fresh Fig. It’s low in calories and is a master of all fruits. This was a great super food in my recovery from low weight and malnutrition. Figs acts as a natural laxative, tones the intestines and is great for your stomach. Figs are super full of fiber, minerals and vitamins.  My mother often followed Ibn al-Qayyim’s suggestion and gave me Figs with almonds and walnuts for afternoon snack. One single dried fig provides two grams of fibre: 20% of the daily recommended intake

According to whfoods, Figs are world’s healthiest foods.

Eat Figs Every day to heal yourself and to benefit your overall health. Try incorporating one serving of fresh figs or dried figs in your diet. Don’t forget you are eating from the kitchen of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), why not tell your Eating Disorder to take a break and  enjoy the numerous blessings and benefits that come with eating this super food.

Benefits of Eating Figs

  • It’s a good source of potassium
  • Good for High Blood Pressure
  • A good source of calcium, a mineral that is involved in bone density.
  • Excellent Excellent Source of Dietary Fiber
  • Rich in important nutrients like Vitamin B, C, phosphorus, and  magnesium
  • High in Omega 3 Fatty acids

Figs are also thought of as a medicine which gives strength and energy to long-term patients as they seek to recover. They eliminate physical and mental difficulties and give the body strength and energy. The most important nutritional component of figs is sugar, which comprises 51-74% of all fruits. The sugar level in figs is one of the highest. Figs are also recommended in the treatment of asthma, coughs and chills.

Figs for Beautiful Young Radiant Skin

Our skin usually suffers the consequences of bad diet and malnutrition. “Mineral and vitamins in figs are excellent for boosting and rejuvenating the skin’s health. The high omega 3 fatty acids in figs keep the skin well-moisturized and conditioned from within.  It helps you to stay young and beautiful inside and out.”

 Beautiful Skin Mask Recipe

Take some fresh figs and process them in a mixer with 1 tablespoon of yoghurt to make a fine paste. Apply this all over the face and massage you skin gently with it for a few minutes. Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. If you cannot find fresh figs then soak some dried figs overnight and blend them to form a smooth paste.

 

Eat Figs for Beautiful Hair

When a person has an Eating Disorder, hair loss is common. “Figs contain hair-friendly nutrients like magnesium, Vitamin C and E which promote hair growth. The essential nutrients present in this fruit stimulate blood circulation in the body to accelerate hair growth. Figs provide the beneficial copper enzyme which helps to maintain the color of the hair.” 

 

Figs to Treat Constipation

Consume 2-3 soaked dried figs with a tablespoon of honey. Use this continuously for a month every morning to relive constipation.

 

Power packed Fig, Almond, Date and Banana Smoothie

I used this smoothie in my recovery from Anorexia Nervosa. I had it for breakfast and for my mid-day snack. It’s brilliant and gives you extra power to carry on with your day.  Honey, Dates and Figs are the most blessed foods in the Qur’an. This smoothie is full of health building ingredients, it will replenish your electrolyte and potassium levels and will leave you feeling powerful and rejuvenated.

Ingredients:

1 small frozen banana
2-3 fresh figs (dried can also be used: 3/4 cup dried figs, soaked in water for 2-3 hours (so they become plump)
1 cup/200 ml. almond milk, (any milk)
1/2 cup ice
28 grams almonds or walnuts
1 tsp. honey
1 date

Directions:

1.)    Wash and chop the fresh figs.

2.)    Place all ingredients in blender.

3.)    Blend  until smooth.

 

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Islam and Eating Disorders founded in 2012 – run by Maha Khan, the blog creates awareness of Eating Disorders in the Muslim world, offers information and support for sufferers and their loved ones.

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