- Garlic chives are a nutrient-dense food – low in calories and high in beneficial nutrients like vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. They contain vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, choline, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. They also contain rich organosulfur compounds.
- Chives are part of the allium family of vegetables which includes garlic, scallions, onions and leeks. Allium vegetables have been shown to reduce the occurrence of stomach, colorectal, esophageal, and prostate cancer.Their beneficial and preventative effects are likely due in part to their rich organosulfur compounds. Although the exact mechanism by which these compounds inhibit cancer is unknown, possible hypothesis include the inhibition of tumor growth and mutagenesis and prevention of free radical formation.
- The choline in chives is an important nutrient that helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory. Choline also helps to maintain the structure of cellular membranes, aids in the transmission of nerve impulses, assists in the absorption of fat and reduces chronic inflammation.Folate, also found in chives, may help with depression by preventing an excess of homocysteine from forming in the body, which can prevent blood and other nutrients from reaching the brain. Excess homocysteine interferes with the production of the feel-good hormones serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, which regulate not only mood, but also sleep and appetite as well.
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