Let-tuce Keep You Healthy!

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October 18, 2012 by thehealthyheartcenter

Lettuce is one of the most popular vegetables and offers numerous health benefits; however, not all lettuce is created equal! A great rule of thumb is the darker the green, the more nutritious the leaf. Among being low in calorie, this super-food is filled with potassium, folate, antioxidants, calcium, and vitamins C and K. Regular consumption of dark leafy greens is known to prevent osteoporosis, iron-deficient anemia, and believed to protect against cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancers.


Great lettuce picks include:

1. Spinach

2. Red or green leaf

3. Arugula

3. Romaine

In the store choose leaves that have a crispy, bright look. Avoid sunken leaves with spots or discoloration. If purchasing a pre-washed item, it does not need to be re-washed at home to avoid contamination; however if not indicated, wash lettuce before use, or store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.


Perk up your salad!

  • For a peppery flavor: argula or watercress

    For leaves that aren’t green: red-and-white raddichio

    For flavor with a “bite”: chicory or escarole

    For a mild flavor and delicate green color: mache or Boston or Bibb lettuce

    For a deep green color: spinach

    For a crisp texture: romaine

    Get green and let-tuce eat!


    Source: http://www.eatright.org/kids/tip.aspx?id=6442463862&terms=lettuce


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