aka Lactuca sativa
Propagate : seedings
Light : shady
Water : once a day
Soil: good drainage
Fertilizer: twice a month
Fights Inflammation : Certain proteins in lettuce , like lipoxygenase, help control inflammation.Lettuce has been used in folk medicine to relieve inflammation and osteodynia pain in the bones.
Aids Weight Loss
One major reason lettuce can be an ideal weight loss food is calories – one serving of lettuce contains just 5 calories. Lettuce is also low in energy density. Fiber keeps you full and discourages binging. Lettuce is also extremely low in fat and hence makes a weight loss meal all the more meaningful. Adding one large leaf of Romaine lettuce to your lunch can be a good idea.
Promotes Brain Health : Extreme cases of brain harm can lead to the death of neuronal cells, leading to severe brain diseases like Alzheimer’s. The lettuce extracts had controlled this neuronal cell death due to its role in GSD or glucose/serum deprivation.
Boosts Heart Health : Lettuce is a good source of folate, which is a B vitamin that converts homocysteine. Unconverted homocysteine can damage the blood vessels and lead to the accumulation of plaque, thereby damaging the heart. Lettuce is also a rich source of vitamins A and C, both of which help oxidize cholesterol and strengthen the arteries. These two nutrients also improve blood flow and prevent heart attacks.Including two servings of romaine lettuce in your diet daily can keep your heart healthy.
Help Fight Cancer : Lettuce consumption has been linked to a lowered risk of stomach cancer. Non-starchy veggies like lettuce can protect against several types of cancers – like those of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and stomach.
Improves Muscle Strength And Metabolism : The potassium in lettuce enhances muscle strength as well. Low potassium levels have been linked to muscle weakness.Eating greens, especially lettuce, can boost muscle strength.
Improves Skin And Hair Health
The vitamin A in lettuce revitalizes the skin, and this increases cell turnover. The potassium in lettuce improves circulation, thereby supplying oxygen and other nutrients to the skin. And the vitamin C in the green veggie can protect the skin from UV radiation. It also delays the signs of aging. The fiber in lettuce is also good to detox your system, and this naturally translates to glowing skin. Simply washing your face with lettuce extract or juice in the morning can improve your skin health.
Keeps You Hydrated
Lettuce is 95% water. So, there you go – this veggie can keep you hydrated just like water.
Lettuce contains modest amounts of folate, an important nutrient to combat anemia. Folate also helps fight what is called megaloblastic anemia, which is another type of anemia where the blood cells are very large and underdeveloped