Lettuce Health Benefits:
Lettuce is a leafy green vegetable, highly nutritious, that belongs to
the family group, Asteraceae and botanically known as Lactuca Sativa,
and milk like liquid oozes from the leaves of lettuce, when it cut
into pieces. Lettuce vegetable plants are supposed to be originated
from Western Asian countries, and then it had spread to Egypt, Rome
and North America. Now it is grown, cultivated commercially, and found
in other parts of the world especially in the United States of
America, for its excellent nutritional benefits.
Generally six varieties of lettuce are cultivated throughout the
world, and the varieties are categorized as per the formation of the
head and leaf structure of the lettuce plant, and these varieties are,
crisp head that looks like cabbage, loose-leaf variety, summer crisp
variety, butter head variety, romaine-lettuce and celtuce or Chinese
variety, which are most commonly used in the countries of China,
Europe, United States of America and in other regions of the Globe.
Lettuce Nutritional Profile includes; lettuce provides less content of
energy, which is approximately 15 calories for 100 grams of lettuce,
and it comprises of less content of Carbohydrates, dietary fiber,
proteins and zero cholesterol, but it is enriched with other
phytonutrients like vitamins namely, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K,
Vitamin E, Vitamin B complex constituents like, folates, niacin,
riboflavin, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid, and thiamin, and minerals
such as potassium, sodium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, manganese,
copper, calcium, zinc and antioxidants like, beta carotene, lutein,
zeaxanthin, and beta crypto-xanthin all contribute to promote better
health and prevent various health ailments.
Lettuce Health Benefits includes; Due to the presence of rich content
of antioxidants like beta carotene, and Vitamin, lettuce helps to
improve the health of skin and keeps skin glowing, improves vision,
prevents night blindness, and prevents macular degeneration. The rich
source of calcium and Vitamin K in Lettuce, improves bone health,
strengthens bone mass, prevents osteoporosis, improves the function of
neurons thereby prevents Alzheimer's disease. The presence of folates
improves the function of nervous system, improves the function of
brain, and Vitamin C prevents common infections like cold and cough,
strengthens immune system, and eliminates free radicals in the blood
stream thereby improving the health of heart and cardiovascular
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