What is Lettuce?
Lettuce is a green leafy vegetable. The credit for cultivating lettuce for the first time goes to Egyptians. Often used as a salad, lettuce is an important ingredient in sandwiches. It is also used in different soups mixed with other vegetables. Lettuce is considered a good antioxidant and contains other nutrients like vitamins A and K and potassium.
There are so many health benefits of Lettuce. Here goes a concise list of 5 awesome benefits of making lettuce a part of your daily diet:
1. Helps to control weight
Lettuce is not only rich in fiber and cellulose, but also low in calories and contains almost no fat . So consuming it makes you feel full while preventing you from over eating. A cup of Lettuce (35gm approx.) contains only about 5 calories which making it a great food that helps to loose your weight.
2. Enhances the quality of sleep
Suffering from sleeping issues? Lettuce can be helpful for inducing a good sleep. It has white milky substance known as Lactucarium which helps to relieve pain, promote relaxation and enhance your sleep quality.
3. Rich in Omega 3
Heard of Omega 3 for a healthy heart? Fish and sea foods are well-known sources of Omega 3. However, many research findings suggest that lettuce too contains good amount of Omega 3 which carries abundant benefits like reducing the risk of stroke and hypertension. Omega 3 is also helpful in maintaining blood circulation and reducing cholesterol levels.
4. Keeps your body hydrating
Most of the vegetables have power to hydrate our body since they contain abundant water. Lettuce too contains sufficient amount of water in it (more than 90%). Also, potassium available in lettuce helps to balance fluid in our body.
5. Good for brain health
Many studies have shown that presence of antioxidant in lettuce extracts reduces oxidative stress which is helpful in protecting the neurons in our brain cells. Remember, the death of neurons in brain cells can cause severe medical issues such as memory loss and diseases like Alzheimer’s.
So, if possible, don’t miss out adding lettuce in your daily diet. It has many benefits for our health. There are many ways to make use of lettuce in your diet. Check out few in Mero Recipe. I have prepared some awesome recipes by using lettuce, preserving maximum of its nutrients. Stay tuned for more updates.
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