Dispelling nutrition myths, ranting, and occasionally, raving

Let us eat lettuce

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It’s the start of salad season (especially in my apt which becomes a sauna pretty much the moment the sun comes out). Lettuce is a great food to help fill you up. Providing nutrients but very few calories. Use lettuce in salads, sandwiches, wraps, even pasta. My simplest salad dressing is just balsamic vinegar mixed with a little dijon mustard and fresh ground black pepper. To compare some of the popular lettuces check out the chart below:

Lettuce (250 ml) Calories (kcal) Calcium (mg) Potassium (mg) Magnesium (mg) Beta carotene  (µg) Fibre (g)
Iceburg 11 14 107 5 227 0.9
Romaine 10 20 146 8 3092 1.2
Mesclun 13 45 213 21 3599 1.1
Butterhead 8 20 138 8 1155 0.6

 

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Author: Diana

I'm a registered dietitian from Nova Scotia, living and working in Ontario, Canada. My goal is to help people relearn how to have a healthy relationship with food.

One thought on “Let us eat lettuce

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