Health Benefit Of Lettuce Leaf In The Body

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The health benefit of Lettuce leaf is so numerous  and is one of the perfect weight loss food and also regarded as the king of salad plant,it is the most popular of all the salad.

Although it can also be use in preparing different kind of food such as sandwiches and soups.


There are various kind of lettuce leaf -they differ in color of leaf size and texture,also the color of leaf varies from light to dark green. Lettuce was first discovered in the Middle East BUT was first cultivated as a vegetable in Egypt

Lettuce leaf was first cultivated as a salad plant by the ancient Greek and Romans because of its health benefit.

The leaf are very rich source of vitamin K and A and a well balance source of Folate and Iron but when contaminated,it will not be good for the human health because most time the spoil leaf might contains some bacteria which is dangerous to the human health.


Lettuce is very rich in mineral salt with alkaline element greatly predominating,so it also helps to keep the blood clean and the human mind sound-it is healthy for the human body and keeps the body in good health.



Important Health Benefit Of Lettuce Leaf

  • Since lettuce is rich in cellulose,it increases the level of intestinal contents and encourages peristalsis-so it os therefore highly beneficial in curing chronic constipation.
  • Lettuce is regarded as one of the families of vegetables which contains some percentage of carbohydrate or less,so it is therefore one of the important food that can be prescribe for a diabetic patient.
  • The minerals present in lettuce helps to remove some toxins and keeps the acid/alkaline balance in order,there are host of health benefit when the acid is balance,such as sleeping well,thinking clearly and makes you look younger.
  • Lettuce helps in loosing weight,the fiber present in lettuce helps in removing pile salts from the body.when the body replaces these salts it breaks down cholesterol and it is also good for the heart.
  • It is very beneficial in the treatment of insomnia,as it contains a sleeping inducing substance called{Lectucarium}. The effect of lettuce juice has been link to the sedative action of opium without the accompanying excitement.

Minerals And Vitamin Found In Lettuce

  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin B Complex[Small Amount]
  • Iron
  • Phosphorus


health benefit of lettuce leaf


During pregnancy eating raw lettuce leaf is very beneficial-a very important nutritional factor,the folic acid present in lettuce prevent magaloblastic anemia during pregnancy. In some series of experiment with lettuce leaf,its confirm the effect that during pregnancy mothers who had a regular use of lettuce are always free from nutritional anemia,one particular benefit of eating lettuce leaf is that it prevent habitual abortion.


Lettuce leaf is usually or normally use in salad preparation,the leaf are also cook as green especially loose leaf lettuce.Before lettuce leaf can be use for salad preparation-it should be wash properly[Leaf by Leaf]because of it dirt and after wash it should be wrap with a clean towel until it is completely dry.