12 Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Lettuce

 

  • Cardiovascular Benefits
  • Anti Inflammatory Properties
  • Boosts Immune System
  • Improves Digestion
  • High Protein and Low-calorie Intake 
  • Antimicrobial action
  • Fights stomach and lung cancer
  • Improves Eye Health
  • Potential anti-diabetic action
  • Promotes Skin and Hair Health
  • Helps towards a balanced sleep
  • High Omega 3 Intake

However, lettuce as any other food shall be consumed in normal quantities and only as part of a balanced diet.

Lettuce Nutrient Values and Weights

We can find different types of lettuce in the market. Green Leaf, Romaine / Cos, and Crisphead / Iceberg are the most common. Each type contains different amounts of ingredients and they are listed below.

According to the USDA, 100 gr of Raw Lettuce normally contain (among others):

Leaf Green

  • 94,98 g Water
  • 15 kcal Energy
  • 1,36 g Protein
  • 0,15 g Total Lipid (fat)
  • 2,87 g Carbohydrate
  • 1,3 g Fiber
  • 0,78 g Sugars
  • 36 mg Calcium
  • 194 mg Potassium
  • 7405 IU Vitamin A
  • 9,2 mg Vitamin C .

Romaine / Cos

  • 94,61 g Water
  • 17 kcal Energy
  • 1,23 g protein
  • 0,30g Total Lipid (fat)
  • 3,29 g Carbohydrate
  • 2,1 g Fiber
  • 1,19 g Sugars
  • 33 mg Calcium
  • 247 mg Potassium
  • 30 mg Phosphorus
  • 4 mg Vitamin C
  • 8710 IU Vitamin A.

Iceberg

  • 95,64 g Water
  • 14 kcal Energy
  • 0,9 g Protein
  • 0,14 g Total Lipid (fat)
  • 2,97 g Carbohydrate
  • 1,2 g Fiber
  • 1,97 g Sugars
  • 18 mg Calcium
  • 141 mg Potassium
  • 2,8 mg Vitamin C
  • 502 IU Vitamin A

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