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Leek (Allium)

HEALTH BENEFITS

 

BONE HEALTH

Leeks promote bone density and contains good amounts of vitamin K which activates osteocalcin, necessary for bone health.

 

BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

High in antioxidants like vitamin A & K contribute to boosting your immune system.

 

CANCER PREVENTION
Leeks reduce the risks of gastric and colorectal cancers.

 

EYE HEALTH
Rich in vitamin A, leeks keep your retinas healthy. Lutein and zeaxanthin
protect from age related macular degeneration, vision defects, cataracts and infections.

 

DIABETES

Like onions, leeks regulate blood sugars and decrease insulin resistance.

 

FIGHT ANAEMIA
Leeks are high in iron and vitamin C and support anaemia, fatigue, headaches well.

 

HEART HEALTH
Vitamin B in leeks may keep levels of homocysteine balanced and cardiovascular diseases at bay. They relax and protect blood vessels linings.

 

IMPROVE DIGESTION
Rich in fiber and prebiotics, leeks promote a balanced digestive flora and prevents pains and digestive trouble shoot and ensures good bowel movement.

 

MUSCLES & JOINTS
Leeks have super anti-inflammatory properties that protect against swollen joints, arthritis and chronic inflammation.

 

PROTECT YOUR BABY
High in folaic acid, niacin and thiamin, a good intake of leeks during pregnancy prevents neural tube defects in newborns.

 

WEIGHTLOSS
Low in calories, leeks are a great ally on diet, and they keep you satiated and boost your metabolism.

 

 

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