Lettuce is one vegetable that has come to take its place in our salads, sandwiches and so many other foods. Lettuce has been called the perfect weight loss food but it is so much more.
Behold some mind-blowing benefits that come with eating this magnificent yet under-rated vegetable.
1. Lettuce holds anti-inflammatory properties.
Lettuce possesses anti-inflammatory properties that help control inflammation.
Recent research into this vegetable has shown that lettuce extracts have proteins, like lipoxygenase and carrageenan that will help to control inflammation.
2. Low Calorie Content and Almost Zero Fat.
Fat proving too stubborn to lose? Don’t let it get you down. Lettuce has a very low calorie content, with almost zero fat.
This is why it is so good for weight loss.
3. Lettuce can help induce sleep.
Trouble sleeping? Once it’s night time, sleep just runs away from you. You are not alone.
The white fluid that you see when you break or cut lettuce leaves is called ‘lactucarium’. This wonderful vegetable can help you out with your tinny little problem, as it has significant sedative effects from ‘lactucarium’.
4. Lettuce can help control your anxiety.
Not only does lettuce have sedative effects.
Studies have shown that lettuce can help reduce anxiety in an individual because it has anti-anxiety properties.
5. Lettuce has anti-cancer properties.
Lettuce leaf eaten regularly can help to control leukemia cells and breast cancer cells.
Also, lettuce contains antioxidants, which have shown to seek and destroy free radicals that mutate healthy cells and turn them into cancer cells.
6. Lettuce can help your eyes and skin beautiful looking.
Lettuce is a rich source of vitamin A. Which allows for better eye health and has the ability to keep the skin glowing and the plus side is it helps to gradually rid the skin of wrinkles.
A healthy lifestyle is an ultimate goal, so my advice to you is to incorporate some of this vegetable into your meals and just let nature do the rest.