Chives are small, bulbous plants, the smallest members of the onion family. This little vegetable has a wide range of uses and benefits. Chives are a common garnish that adds flavor and a pop of color to soups, nachos, and other tasty dishes. Beyond sprucing up dishes, there are many health benefits of chives.

1. Improve Heart Health

Chives help prevent calcification of arteries. By consuming the allicin in the herb, the body can reduce bad cholesterol levels. Allicin helps optimize the flow of blood from the heart to other organs in the body. Chives also contain potassium, which aids in preventing problems such as heart failure, heart attacks, and high blood pressure.

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