Here are five benefits of eating lettuce –
1. Lettuce has very low calorific content. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, a serving of iceberg lettuce has only 4 grams of carbohydrate which includes 8 grams of dietary fibre. The high water content and the low carbohydrate and fat content are why lettuce can help you keep fit.
2. Lettuce is packed with vitamins like Vitamin K and Vitamin A. Each serving of Iceberg lettuce contains 35 micrograms of vitamin K. Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting and is essential to the development of the skeletal structure. It also helps in preventing heart diseases.
3. Filled with minerals like beta-carotene, manganese, magnesium, potassium, iron, phosphorus and calcium, Lettuce builds up one’s immunity as these minerals decrease free radicals in the body thus protecting us from viral infections and other related diseases.
4. Iron is very beneficial for the human body as it helps in the transportation of oxygen in the blood and it also helps in the formation of red blood cells. Lettuce has rich iron content and its consumption helps prevent diseases like anaemia.
5. Lettuce contains Omega fatty acids which have various health benefits. Omega fatty acids help combat ailments like arthritis, depression, ADHD and Alzheimer’s disease.
The menu at McDonald’s features fresh, crispy iceberg lettuce in a range of its menu from Aloo wrap, McVeggie, McSpicy Paneer, Spicy Paneer Wrap, McPaneer Royale on the vegetarian side to Egg Wrap, McChicken, McSpicy Chicken, and the Grilled Chicken Royale. The Chicken Maharaja, the Maharaja of burgers, has crisp shredded iceberg lettuce, slivered onion, and juicy tomatoes. The Spicy Chicken Wrap too has fresh, crisp lettuce, firm tomatoes and onions that balance the fresh soft tortilla wrap and tender, juicy chicken.
Incidentally, the iceberg lettuce in McDonald’s burgers and wraps are grown in the hills of Ooty and in Talegao. So, enjoy the crispy, crunchy greens in your burger the next time you bite into one.