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Featured Video - Leeks
The leek is a member of the same family as garlic and onion. It is the symbol of the Welsh. Leeks are sweet tasting and delicious in soups. Leeks are long and straight, made up of layers of leaves white at the base, ranging to dark green at the ends. Leeks contain kaempferol an antioxidant which helps reduce the risk of cancer and premature aging. The green tops of leeks are also a great source of antioxidants specifically good to help reduce the risk of age related macular degeneration and cataracts.
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.