One medium size onion
• One size tomato
• Half size cucumber
• Shredded carrots
• One small size Avocado
• Half tablespoon olive oil
• Cayenne pepper
• Clean all fresh ingredients with salty water and or with vinegar.
• Get a clean dessert bowl, break lettuce and arrange in the bowl, add shredded carrots, finely chopped cucumber, chopped onion and tomato.
• Split tomato open (take out seeds) and chop into flat slices.
Add to salad and chop garlic into finer chops and sprinkle on the salad.
• Add chopped avocado, sprinkle on salad the cayenne pepper (at your discretion).
• Add your olive oil by sprinkling.
• Keep salad in the fridge for five minutes and serve.
Benefits of eating lettuce
Lettuce is a rich source of vitamins K and A and possesses numerous impressive health benefits.
It may help in controlling inflammation, reducing body weight, promoting brain health, and reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. But there is more to lettuce that one must know.
Lettuce is a non-starchy vegetable. One report by the World Cancer Research Fund suggests that non-starchy veggies can protect against several types of cancers, including those of the mouth, throat, oesophagus, and stomach.
Lettuce contains modest amounts of folate. Folate deficiency may also lead to some forms of anemia.
Folate also helps fight megaloblastic anaemia, which is another type of anaemia where the blood cells are very large and underdeveloped.
It is of vital importance that our body properly metabolises the food that we take.
Otherwise, it will not be possible for us to get the required energy that is required to function properly.
Due to the presence of iron, magnesium and potassium, lettuce intake helps to improve the metabolic processes in the body.
Lettuce also contains Vitamin B-complex which aids metabolism.
Lettuce extracts have anti-inflammatory properties due to the presence of biocatalysts like lipoxygenase and carrageenan.
Thus various ailments resulting from inflammation can be avoided by including lettuce in diet.