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5 reasons to eat lettuce

  1. Lettuce is the most bought vegetable in the Netherlands. It is not a vitamin bomb, but by combining and varying, you can always make a nutritious and delicious dish with it. By adding other vegetables or tasty dressings. Because lettuce is not only healthy, it also contains few calories. These and more reasons to eat lettuce.

1. It counts as a vegetable

  1. The more vegetables you eat, the better. Vegetables, including lettuce, have many health benefits and are associated with a lower risk of chronic disease. The advice is to eat at least 250 grams of vegetables per day. So have a nice salad for lunch or top your sandwich with a few leaves of lettuce. We all know that lettuce contains nitrate, which is why many people think that you should not eat it too often. However, that advice has been overtaken by science.

2. It contains vitamins

  1. There are many different types of lettuce: head lettuce, iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, oak leaf lettuce, lamb's lettuce, red lettuce, arugula. Just to name a few. Lettuce is not a vitamin bomb, but each variety has its advantages. Iceberg lettuce, for example, is rich in calcium and vitamin C. And cabbage lettuce contains a lot of vitamin A.

3. It contains fiber

  1. Lettuce is also a source of dietary fiber. These are important for good digestion. It is recommended to eat about 30 to 40 grams of fiber per day.

4. Few calories

  1. Lettuce itself contains few calories, but by adding dressing or a good amount of cheese, for example, your salad can still turn into a calorie bomb. Do you think you are healthy when you buy a meal salad in the supermarket? Research by the Consumers' Association has shown that these are full of fat and that they also contain far too much salt. So make a slim salad yourself with lots of vegetables and a dressing that is not too fatty. It is also better not to buy prepackaged lettuce in bags. This is often no longer good after two days.

5. Antioxidants

  1. Lettuce contains antioxidants. These scavenge free radicals. Free radicals are aggressive substances that can damage cells and tissues in unfavorable cases. Antioxidants can help against damage and thus potentially prevent diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease in the long term. Of all types of lettuce, red lettuce contains the most antioxidants and nutrients. This is because dark leaves absorb more light and pool vitamins. If you eat a healthy and varied diet, you will get enough antioxidants. Taking more antioxidants through supplements does not provide additional health benefits, and may even pose a risk. A few ideas to vary with lettuce: Marinated beetroot with arugula and goat cheese Grilled vegetable salad with feta and pine nuts Spring salad with asparagus and egg A

  2. Lettuce contains antioxidants. These scavenge free radicals. Free radicals are aggressive substances that, in unfavorable cases, can damage cells and tissues. Antioxidants can help against damage and thus potentially prevent diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease in the long term. Of all types of lettuce, red lettuce contains the most antioxidants and nutrients. This is because dark leaves absorb more light and pool vitamins. If you eat a healthy and varied diet, you will get enough antioxidants. Taking more antioxidants through supplements does not provide additional health benefits, and may even pose a risk. A few ideas to vary with lettuce: Marinated beetroot with arugula and goat cheese Grilled vegetable salad with feta and pine nuts Spring salad with asparagus and egg A



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