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Chives (Allium)

HEALTH BENEFITS

 

BONE HEALTH

Rich in vitamin K, minerals and vitamin C, chives promote bone density and maintain mineral density in bones. They are particularly efficient with menopausal women, osteoporosis and arthritis.

 

BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

High in antioxidants like vitamin C and phytochemicals contribute to boosting your immune system.

CANCER PREVENTION
Rich in quercetin, a plant pigment with mighty antioxidants helps fight against free radicals causing cancer.

 

DE-STRESS
Quercetin in alliums also reduces cortisol and therefore stress levels over long periods of time. Try a raw onion salad drenched in lemon juice!

 

DIABETES

Onions contain biotin and chromium that help regulate blood sugars and decrease insulin resistance. Start peeling…

 

EYE HEALTH
Rich in vitamin A, leeks keep your retinas healthy. Lutein and zeaxanthin
protect from age related macular degeneration, vision defects, cataracts and infections.

 

GLOW
Biotin in onions maintains healthy skin, reinforces nails and prevents hair loss.

 

HEART HEALTH
Chives are great to lower blood pressure, and prevent plaque build-up in arteries. Rich in potassium, they relieve from heart strains, and prevent from strokes and heart attacks. Chives also lower cholesterol levels, happy days!

 

IMPROVE DIGESTION
Similarly to garlic, promote and protect a balanced digestive flora and prevents digestive discomforts. Their anti-bacterial property make them great to eliminate bacteria like salmonella from the gastrointestinal system. Chives have the power to increase your intake in nutrients, so you maximise on what you eat. Start sprinkling!

 

MUSCLES & JOINTS
Alliums have super anti-inflammatory properties that protect against swollen joints, arthritis and chronic inflammation.

 

PROTECT YOUR BABY
High in folic acid, niacin and thiamin, chives prevents neural tube defects in newborns during pregnancy.

 

 

 

 

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