Romaine lettuce is a popular salad staple because of its unbitter crunch and numerous health benefits. But not all greens are created equal. Unlike iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce is significantly high in Vitamins A, K, C, and folate, and has a number of health benefits.
Benefits of romaine lettuce include:
- Preventing osteoporosis
- Assisting with blood clotting, healing bruises, and bone calcification
- Boosting heart health
- Preventing eye disorders like glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration
- Helping defend against acne and inflammation
- Building collagen
- Improving skin complexion
Additionally, the folate in romaine lettuce helps women maintain a healthy pregnancy and reduces the risk of birth defects. Because one cup of romaine lettuce is just eight calories, this nutrient-packed green assists with weight loss.
Featured Meal: Steak, Bacon, & Blue Cheese Green Bowl
Romaine lettuce is the foundation of this delicious salad, followed by mesclun mix, grass-fed steak, bacon, cranberries, walnuts, tomatoes, and gorgonzola, with a cranberry vinaigrette dressing.