Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Vegetables Updated 01 March 2013 Lettuce Lettuce aids digestion and promotes liver health. It can also reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and cataracts. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Lettuce aids digestion and promotes liver health. It can also reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and cataracts. It helps to reduce the risk of cancer, helps prevent spina bifida and anaemia and may ease nervous insomnia. The fresher the salad, the better. When the cut surfaces are exposed to air, it diminishes the crispness as well as the nutritional quality of the lettuce.Lettuce and other leafy green salads are all very low in calories and can be eaten freely. Calories 14 Vitamin E 0,57mg Iron 0,7mg Folate 55 mcg Carotenes 355mcg Potassium 220mg Vitamin C 5mg Per 100g More in Diet and nutrition Are you eating enough 'powerhouse' vegetables? More: Healthy FoodVegetables advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.