Lettuce is a leafy vegetable. It is an annual plant of the daisy family, Asteraceae. It is most often grown as a leaf vegetable, but sometimes for its stem and seeds. Lettuce is most often used for salads, although it is also seen in other kinds of food, such as soups, sandwiches and wraps it can also be grilled.
The health benefits of lettuce include lower cholesterol levels, protection of neurons, regular sleep, anxiety control, lower inflammation, and a constant supply of antioxidants.
This leafy vegetable has been cultivated as more than a vegetable. It also possess medicinal properties by ancient people.
Lettuce possesses anti-inflammatory properties that help in controlling inflammation.
Lettuce can be beneficial in lowering high cholesterol levels that often lead to cardiovascular diseases and other dangerous conditions. High LDL cholesterol levels are harmful and can cause heart attack and stroke.
These free radicals attack healthy tissues, cells, and the DNA inside them. They can often cause healthy cells to mutate into cancer cells.
The latex of lettuce possesses antimicrobial properties.
The neurological properties of lettuce have long been suggested and exploited during ancient times and the Middle Ages in medical treatments.
Lettuce leaf extracts can prevent certain types of cancer.
Lettuce possesses anti-inflammatory properties that help control inflammation. Research has shown that lettuce extracts have proteins, like lipoxygenase and carrageenan to control inflammation.
The latex of lettuce has antimicrobial properties that completely deform yeasts using terpenes and cardenolides, as well as enzymes like glucanases.
Lettuce leaf extracts can control leukemia cells and breast cancer cells.
Lettuce contains antioxidants, which seek and destroy free radicals that mutate healthy cells and turn them into cancer cells.
Lettuce is a rich source of vitamin A. This promotes good eye health and can prevent macular degeneration and cataract formation..
Components of spinach such ad potassium, folate, and antioxidants are known to provide neurological benefits.