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Lettuce for Heart Healthy

Great for weight loss

This green leafy vegetable is a great weight loss food because of its low calorie content. Due to its high fiber content, eating it makes you feel full for a longer time.

Loaded with vitamins

It is packed with vitamin B-6, thiamin, riboflavins and vitamin K as well that prevents against the risk of Alzheimer and promote bone mass. It has high calcium content as well aids in bone density.

Good for eyes

This green leafy vegetable contains good amount of vitamin A that is great for your eyesight. In fact, in 100 grams of lettuce, you can acquire more vitamin A than required in a day. In addition, this wonderful vegetable also contains one of the carotenoids that protect eyes against macular degenerative eye diseases.

Prevents cancer

Having lettuce in your regular diet is one of the effective ways to prevent cancer. It’s rich vitamins and mineral content aids in reducing the risks of developing mouth cancer and colon cancer.

Brings cholesterol down

The presence of vitamin C and beta-carotene in lettuce help prevent build up of plaque and thereby reduce cholesterol. And low cholesterol in body means better heart health.

Great for skin

The combination of omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin E and vitamin C in lettuce helps work wonders for your skin. These two vitamins and fatty acids are known to keep the skin supple and provide protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

Treats insomnia

This green vegetable contains a substance known as ‘lectucarium’ that is known to have sleep inducing effect. If you are suffering from insomnia, try having few leaves of lettuce. It won’t cause any indigestion even if you take it just before going to bed.

In fact, it is said that lettuce has similar properties like opium but minus any toxic side-effects. Next time when you experience difficulty getting sleep, ditch the sleeping pills and rather go green and eat lettuce. It helps induce relaxation and promote sound sleep.