Leek

The Leek is a member of the onion family, but unlike the onion, it does not form a bulb. A thick, fleshy stalk is about the same diameter as the base and resembles a large green onion. The leaves are flattened like those of garlic.

 

Health benefits of Leek:

  • It helps to promote optimal health and strengthens the immune system of the body.
  • Very helpful in steadying elevated blood sugar level
  • Helps in the prevention of either the onset or the progression of plaques in the blood vessels in the body
  • Decrease in high blood pressure levels
  • Decrease the risk of colon and prostate cancer
  • Proper clotting of blood in the human body

 

Nutrients of Leek:

Leek are rich in vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin E, vitamin A, pyridoxine, folic acid, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and selenium.

 

Caution on Leek:

  1. People with untreated or existing kidney and gall bladder problems should avoid the consumption of leeks on a regular basis. This is because of the fact that the vegetable contains a considerable amount of oxalates, which, when becomes too concentrated in the human body crystallize and create health problems.
  2. Studies and continuous research has also shown that the presence of oxalates interfere with the absorption of calcium from the body.

 

 

 

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