Lettuce

Being virtually free of sugar, fat & protein, lettuce (generally) has built a reputation for being virtually void of all nutritional value. It does however still provide some important vitamins & minerals that are essential to daily requirements. Some varieties (eg: Cos/Romaine) contain higher levels of nutrients than others (eg: Iceberg).

 

  • 15 calories / 100g
  • 95% water

 

Great source of:

  • VitaminA, C& K
  • Calcium
  • Copper
  • Folate
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Zinc

Lettucemay:

  • Fight free-radicals which cause inflammation and chronic diseases.
  • Boost bone density and prevent osteoporosis.
  • Assist in blood clotting and tissue healing.
  • Prevent plaque build-up in blood vessels which can lead to heart disease & stroke.
  • Promote healthy eyesight and prevent thickening of the cornea, cataracts and macular degeneration.
  • Control neuronal damage and prevent memory loss.
  • Improve complexion, prevent skin damage and defend against the signs of aging.
  • Boost immunity and reduce symptoms associated with colds and flus.
  • Help to maintain a healthy pregnancy.
  • Help improve digestion and intestinal health.
  • Assist with weight loss and maintenance.