Health and beauty benefits of leeks

Health benefits of leeks

Leek (Allium ampeloprasum) is a crunchy, firm, tasty member of the lily family with unique combination of flavonoids and sulfur-containing compounds, such as allicin. This delicious allium vegetable is consist of the rather consumed white bulb and the bitter dark green usually discarded leaf tops with woody texture and higher content of minerals and vitamins then the white bulb. Low calorie leeks are composed primarily of water and they are an excellent source of folic acid, calcium, magnesium, nickel, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, iron, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamins of the B complex.

Highly nourishing leeks are popular remedy for a wide range of disorders and they are going to help you with: anemia, arthritis, gout, high blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease, weight management, digestive health, prostate cancer prevention, bone health and eye health.

Leeks for detox

Ingredients:
2 cups leeks, chopped
2 cups water
1 lemon, juice
Bring water to boil and add the leeks. Cook for about 5 minutes. Strain the liquid because that is our remedy. Once cooled, add the lemon juice and store it into glass bottle. Drink 1 cup, 2 times a day, on empty stomach.

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leeks detoxification remedy