Leeks are originated from Central Asia and have been raised throughout the Mediterranean basin, especially in Egypt. Could you believe that Pharaoh Cheops rewarded his courtiers with bundles of leeks. In Rome, leeks became a cultivated vegetable, due to the lord's passion for strong leek broth. This shows that the healing and nutritional properties of this vegetable were well known in ancient times, and that it survived even when the leeks were dried. Leeks are easy to prepare, because of that they do not leave today's leading positions in modern cuisine, giving the dishes sophistication and ease.

Leeks are rich in in vital substances, including vitamins A, B1, B2, C, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron. By the way, these vital elements are more present in leeks than in onions, which makes leeks particularly healthy. They are also rich in C, PP group vitamins, rich in mineral salts, essential oils, and organic acids.

Health benefits of Leeks

Leeks  with distinctive aroma and spicy taste stimulates appetite, stimulating gastrointestinal functions, positively affect heart function, lower cholesterol, regulate blood pressure, are great allies in the fight against overweight.
200 grams of leeks meets the daily potassium intake. Eating them several times a week supplements our body with vitamins and avoids excess calories.

If you want to lower blood pressure, mix leek with garlic. They belongs to vegetables that are low in salt but high in potassium. Garlic also contains prostaglandin, which lowers arterial blood pressure.

Leeks and salmon, taken together, lower the level of bad cholesterol in the blood because they do their job by a combination of vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids.

Leeks and celery are high in fiber (especially in the green leeks side). Together, they greatly improve bowel movements.

In case of occlusion, you should drink broth of leeks as the sulfur compounds in them greatly facilitate the operation of the vocal cords.

Leeks in Beauty World

Broth of leeks is a great drink for revitalizing skin color. Leeks are good diuretics and therefore very effective in removing toxins from the body. In addition, they are rich in vitamin E and carotene, which are good for protecting the epidermis of the skin.
 
You can find salmon advantages in Cold Salmon salad with Cottage Cheese and some tips how to make soup in Vegan Blended Soup with Pickles recipe.

Here I would like to share with you recipe of Leeks and Salmon soup. This soup is quite easy to make and at the same time very tasty. It confirms my opinion that you can make fantastic soup even from simple ingredients. I bet you gonna love it!
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Ingredients:

    • 300 grams of boneless salmon fillet
    • 2 leeks
    • 2-3 potatoes
    • 1 carrot
    • 250 grams of cream cheese
    • 1,5 liter of broth
    • tuft of dill
    • pinch of salt
    • pinch of black peppers
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    Recipe Directions:

  1. 1. Firstly grate the carrot.
  2. grated carrot
  3. 2. Cut leek in rings.
  4. sliced leek
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  5. 3. Add carrot and leek in preheated pan with a bit of oil.
  6. 4. Cook it for about 5 minutes until vegetables gets soften.
  7. leek and carrots in a pan
  8. 5. Cut potatoes into cubes.
  9. cube cut potatoes
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  10. 6. Now place vegetables into pot and pour it with broth and boil it until potatoes are fully done (it takes about 20 minutes).
  11. 7. Add salmon, cream cheese, chopped drill and boil it for several minutes.
  12. pot of salmon and leek soup
  13. 8. Add black peppers and salt, them stir it well. Serve it and enjoy!
Soup with Leeks and Salmon