It helps to lower blood pressure and improve the functioning of the circulatory system, so it is a recommended food for people suffering from hypertension.
It contributes an important amount of folates that assure the correct development of the neural tube of the fetus, especially in the first weeks of gestation.
It is appropriate in the diet of the pregnant woman to avoid in future baby diseases such as spina bifida or anencephaly.
The large amount of fiber provided by the leek helps to regulate intestinal transit and magnesium gives it a mild laxative effect that prevents constipation.
It is diuretic, since it is rich in potassium and low in sodium and stimulates the elimination of fluids from the body, so it is useful to treat cases of hyperuricemia, gout, nephritis and urinary infections, as well as being very good to prevent the appearance of stones renal.
The active principle of this plant, called alliin, gives the leek properties that help eliminate cholesterol in the body.
Because it contains 94% water, coupled with its low carbohydrate content, Leek turns out to be a low calorie food ideal for incorporating into weight loss diets.
In addition, because of its high fiber content, the leek contributes a sensation of satiety.
Thanks to its essential oil that exerts a gentle excitation on the gastrointestinal glands, Leek facilitates the digestive process and stimulates the appetite.
An infusion with the leek bulb can be used as a treatment to wash wounds and prevent them from being infected by their excellent antiseptic and bactericidal properties,
- Know the benefits of peach:
It has beneficial properties for:
ANEMIA: For its iron content is recommended for people with anemia and lack of appetite. It is considered as a digestive stimulant and excellent cholagogue (facilitates the expulsion of bile).
ANTIOXIDANT: Its vitamins produce an antioxidant effect, which inhibits the action of free radicals and protects the body from aging, prevents certain types of cancer and decreases the risk of developing chronic and degenerative diseases.
CANCER: It is a powerful antioxidant that, among other things, helps prevent the onset of cancer.
CHOLESTEROL: It plays an important role in our body by lowering levels of harmful cholesterol since the pectin it contains, acts by absorbing the juices secreted by the liver and gallbladder while we digest. These juices are formed from the body’s cholesterol reserves, so that if the pectin absorbs the body it will have to generate more and the reserves will decrease.
HEART: Prevents cardiovascular and degenerative problems.
DIABETES: It helps control the blood sugar system.
DIGESTION: They help to stimulate the secretion of digestive juices.
CONSTIPATION: Its high fiber content determines that constipation improves. They provide soluble and insoluble fiber. It stimulates the intestinal movement and avoids constipation, is a very effective and mild laxative.
STOMACH: Protects the stomach, helps to stimulate the secretion of digestive juices.
STRESS: With the leaves and flowers of the peach can make tea or infusions curative with particular qualities, since while the former are diuretic the second are purgative (laxative). They are also recommended for stress, tension and nervousness processes.
LAXANT: It is an excellent mild laxative and has diuretic properties, aids digestion, is also good for rheumatic problems and lung diseases.
MENOPAUSIA: The calcium content of dehydrated peaches (called dried apricots) is quite high, so it is recommended that people who wish to increase or maintain the levels of this mineral, such as women in the climacteric (menopause) for the purpose to prevent the deterioration of your bone system.
OSTEOPOROSIS: It helps to prevent osteoporosis, rickets and weakness of bones and teeth.
SKIN: Helps moisturize the skin and reconstitute tissues.
KIDNEYS: Specialists in natural medicine say they have diuretic and laxative properties, they advise consuming their pulp to people who need to activate their function of kidneys (kidney) or intestines, or simply to those who want to purify their body and eliminate toxins. It activates the renal function and favors the dissolution of the stones in the kidney.
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM: Neutralizes free radicals and decreases the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
IMMUNOLOGICAL SYSTEM: Reinforces the immune system.
NERVOUS SYSTEM: It is rich in minerals such as potassium, which regulates blood pressure; phosphorus, fundamental for the nervous system and the brain; and magnesium that helps prevent states of tiredness, anxiety and stress.
BONE SYSTEM: Contains calcium, recommended to prevent deterioration of the bone system in women.
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM: Provides vitamin C that helps to take better advantage of iron, prevents respiratory diseases, bleeding gums and scarring problems.
VISION & SKIN: Carotenes benefit the eyes, skin, gums and teeth.
ADELGAZAR: It is very consumed by those who are doing a diet regime with the goal of losing weight because it will contribute a minimum amount of calories.