Leek – “cleaner” of the body

Leek is the same family of plants as well as onions and garlic, but has a milder taste and smell. According to nutritional composition, it is similar to the onion and garlic, but contains more protein, beta-carotene and vitamin C. From minerals, leek is rich in manganese, folic acid, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and calcium. There is a small energy value is low calorie and 100 grams leeks only 28kcal.
With cooking of leek is disturbed vitamin – mineral composition, so it is best to eat fresh as a salad.
Empty contains trio sulfates that processing the leeks are transferred in sulfides (allicin – active antibiotic matter) that have antibiotic properties.
Allicin act as a natural antibiotic.
Allicin and reduces blood pressure, lowers cholesterol in the blood and strengthens the immune system. Therefore leek is a natural preventive medicine against cardiovascular diseases.
Leek is rich in essential oils that increase the secretion of digestive juices and thereby improve digestion.
Because leek contains enough potassium (on 100 gr. of leek there is 300 mg) and sodium (salt), it’s strong natural diuretic. It increases the excretion of fluids and toxic substances through the kidneys. Because leek is often recommended for people with cardiovascular and kidney diseases, for reducing of swelling.
Leek contains vitamin E and carotene, which are essential for healthy, supple and glowing skin.
Empty, compared to all winter vegetables contain the most carotene, vitamin C and E, which mostly is found in green leaves. Increases immunity, helps against colds and infections. Leek contains powerful antioxidants that protect the body against the damaging effects of free radicals, which can cause many chronic diseases, including cancer. Rightly leeks are considered natural anticancer, which helps in the prevention and treatment of cancer.
Leek is low calorie herb. At 100 grams leek has only 35 calories. It contains very little fat and sugar, and a lot of cellulose, which quickly gives a feeling of fullness. Pectin from leeks makes protective film of mucous membrane in the stomach.
Leek “melts” the kilograms. It is ideal to maintain normal body weight, and used in diets.
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