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Leeks are purifying and diuretic: they improve cases of gout, rheumatism or fluid retention

 

The Liliaceae family has 3,500 species and the genus of Allium also includes: onions, garlic, chives, chives. The leek or leek belong to the family of Liliaceae, and the like garlic or onions . Leek has a milder flavor than garlic and onion and is highly prized for the multitude of culinary possibilities it offers.

Leeks contain a high content of water (94%), fiber, carbohydrates, minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, sodium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, Vitamins A, B6, B9 or folic acid, and C.

Leek consumption is very beneficial for

  • Eliminate fluids, due to its diuretic effect.
  • Constipation, since it favors intestinal transit due to its fiber content.
  • Highly recommended during pregnancy due to the folic acid content.
  • Strengthens the immune system.
  • Leek is highly valued for its remineralizing and alkalizing effect on the body.
  • Improves bile functions.
  • It has antibiotic action.
  • Beneficial in cardiovascular diseases.
  • Gout, rheumatism or arthritis.
  • The consumption of leeks cleanses and improves the state of the intestine.
  • Collaborates with the good health of bones and teeth due to its calcium content.
  • Potassium is essential for proper muscle and nervous function.
  • Leeks are cleansing and detoxify the blood.

 

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