Leeks or Leaks?
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Today we remember how important the leek is to us, and in Wales they will be celebrating St. David's Day by enjoying the hearty leek. Leeks are worn in remembrance of St. David's guidance in a battle against their common enemy, the Saxons. Supposedly, he instructed the Welsh warriors to wear leeks on their helmets, so that they could be distinguished from their opponents. Today they are worn on the lapel.
Even Shakespeare, in his play Henry V, refers to wearing a leak as an ancient tradition.
Great health and beauty benefits for your SKIN, HAIR and EYES
- Leeks are high in beta-carotene which converts into vitamin A in the body, which can provide increased protection from the sun and a lower risk of sunburn
- With high iron levels and a strong Vitamin C content you can expect your hair follicles to be healthier and stronger, producing a fuller head of hair.
Leeks contain lutein and zeaxanthin, known to reduce the risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
Here is our favorite creamy leek recepe - we hope you will try it and let us know if you enjoyed it Creamy Leek Recipe . And. in case the deliciousness isn't enough, here are an additional 15 Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Leeks
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