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Leek prevents cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes

Leek prevents cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes

Leek is a vegetable of the family of onions and garlic. It has a softer flavor than onions and is widely used in French cuisine.

Like most vegetables, garlic is low in calories. In 100 g, we have 60 calories. It is a source of vitamin A, due to the presence of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6 and folic acid and has good amounts of minerals like iron and manganese.

Folic acid helps maintain the balance of homocysteine ​​in the blood preventing cardiovascular diseases. Vitamins A and C have important functions in the immune system.

Leek also has compounds such as allicin, which have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antioxidant effects, neutralizing the free radicals produced by the body. leek still has flavonoids such as kaempferol, as well as broccoli and cabbage. This compound helps to prevent health problems related to increased oxidative stress and chronic low grade inflammation such as some types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and arthritis.

It is very versatile and easy to be prepared. At the time of purchase, prefer smaller and less fibrous with dark green leaves and the white part can not be yellowish. Arriving at home, wrap in paper towel and keep in the refrigerator. At the time of preparation, remove the green part and discard (it can be used to make vegetable stock). Remove the outermost leaves from the white part, cut in half lengthwise, wash in running water and slice. It can be eaten raw in salads or sautéed along with fish, meat, chicken, eggs or in soups.

There is no recommendation of daily consumption of leeks. The ideal is to consume about 400 grams of fresh vegetables a day, varying the types among fruits, vegetables and vegetables.

* Article elaborated with the participation of the nutritionist Fabiana Honda, Patrícia Bertolucci Consultoria.


Recipe: microwave meatball

Recipe: microwave meatball

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