Leeks

The leek is a sister plant to onion, shallots, and garlic and, like those incredible nutrient-rich foods, offers a wide host of benefits. Leeks are an excellent source of vitamin K. They are very good source of manganese, vitamin B6, copper, iron, folate, and vitamin C. Leeks are also a good source of vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids, dietary fiber, magnesium, vitamin E, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids.

HEALTH BENEFITS

• Protects against cancer
• Improves heart health
• Prevents heart disease
• Protects pregnant mothers and babies
• Regulates cholesterol
• Boosts metabolism and helps lose weight
• Improves gut health
• Fights infection
• Improves mood and cognitive function, including concentration and memory   retention
• Helps your retinas see better in low light
• Protects your eye tissue from oxidative damage that can cause cataracts and age-related macular degeneration
• Keeps your bones healthy
• Prevents anemia and treats anemic symptoms

 

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