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Lettuce Vegetable Health Benefits

Lettuce is one of the incredible leafy vegetables packed with essential nutrients that benefit health. Lettuce’s vitamin C and beta-carotene work together to prevent the oxidation of cholesterol, this prevents the build up of plaque. Lettuce contains fiber and cellulose.

 

Besides filling you up, fiber improves your digestion. Improving your digestion may not sound like a good thing for losing weight, but it is actually essential for long term weight control.

 

Fiber also helps remove bile salts from the body. When the body replaces these salts it breaks down cholesterol to do so.

 

Lettuce is one of the most common leaf vegetables and a basic ingredient of many salads.

 

It is characterized by large, tender leaves, usually light green in colour, but sometimes red or purple depending on the variety.

 

Lettuce is rich in anti-oxidants, especially beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E.

 

These substances help cleanse the body from toxins, prevent the damage caused by free-radicals, prevent premature aging and lower the risk of chronic diseases and cancer.

 

It is a rich source of vitamin K. Vitamin K has a potential role in the bone metabolism where it thought to increase bone mass by promoting osteotrophic activity inside the bone cells.

 

It also has established role in Alzheimer’s disease patients by limiting neuronal damage in the brain.

 

It also contains good amounts of minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium, which are very essential for body metabolism.

 

Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.

 

Lettuce juice is an excellent source of hydration at the cellular level. They are refreshing, thirst-quenching and help rehydrates our cells and releasing toxins and harmful fats from our congested cells.

 

Just like the rest of the body, your hair also needs adequate supply of nutrients, vitamins and minerals for their growth and health. Being highly nutritious, lettuce offers a range of benefits for your hair.

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