Lettuce and spinach are full of vitamins, plus they aid in healing certain diseases. Garlic, onions and radishes must also be a part of our daily menu during the spring months. Parsley and dill as well.
A lettuce salad has a more specific function. It helps to improve the function of the gastrointestinal tract and to stimulate the liver.
Lettuce is a plant found in temperate climates. It is cultivated mainly for its leaves, which are used for food. In many countries, lettuce is eaten cold, without heat treatment.
6 of the most important vitamins (A, B, C, D, E, G) are found in the salad. In addition, there are lecithin, calcium, iron and phosphorus salts. Your body will appreciate them, since they are needed for the function of the endocrine glands.
Lettuce salads have a slightly bitter taste. This is due to the glycoside lactucin, found in the milky substance of the stem and leaves.
According to studies, juice from a lettuce salad is extremely healthy for breast-feeding babies, since it increases growth rate and protects against diseases. The salad soothes the nervous system. Further, it increases milk production in nursing mothers and strengthens the reproductive system.