Superfood: Leeks

Take It or Leek It — The Need-to-Know
Leeks owe many of their superpowers to their organosulfur compounds, phytochemicals that may carry immune-boosting benefits.Those compounds have been credited with everything from boosting immunity to kicking cancer and can be found in other allium family v…
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Take It or Leek It — The Need-to-Know
Leeks owe many of their superpowers to their organosulfur compounds, phytochemicals that may carry immune-boosting benefits.Those compounds have been credited with everything from boosting immunity to kicking cancer and can be found in other allium family vegetables too, including garlic, onions, and shallots . Studies have shown leeks could help protect the digestive system from stomach and gastric cancers— though researchers believe garlic may be more powerful than other allium veggies— but further studies are needed to be sure . Getting a healthy dose of allium veggies could also protect against prostate cancer . Researchers are still uncertain exactly why leeks may help prevent cancer, but it’s been suggested they could stop the spread of cancer cells, foilcarcinogens’ evil plots, and beat up damaging free radicals . These veggies know ho

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