Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Vegetables Updated 01 March 2013 Leeks Leeks have anti-cancer effects and are also linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Leeks are a useful source of folate and fibre. They have anti-cancer effects and are also linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. Leeks contain fewer allylic sulphides (sulphur-containing phytochemicals) than onions or garlic, but are still beneficial. Leeks also contain beneficial fructo-oligosaccharides.Leeks are low in calories and can be eaten freely. An average serving of cooked leeks weighs about 75g. Calories 21 Fibre 1,7g Folate 40mcg Vitamin E 0,8mg Per 100g More in Diet and nutrition Are you eating enough 'powerhouse' vegetables? More: Healthy FoodVegetables advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Win a Skin Renewal voucher valued at R2 000 Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.