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Updated 01 March 2013

Lettuce

Lettuce aids digestion and promotes liver health. It can also reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and cataracts.

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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
 
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