Lettuce – More than just Roughage!

Lettuce

The Exalted past reverence of Lettuce

For thousands of years Lettuce has been cultivated as more than a vegetable, and was also thought to possess medicinal properties. The Egyptians used the seeds to produce oil and it also had cultural and religious significance, as it was considered to be sacred. During medieval times in Europe, lettuce was considered to possess medicinal qualities, which were mentioned in several medieval texts.  To support it’s legendary past, The noted health benefits of Lettuce are certainly in agreement with what those who came before us already knew.

Health Benefits

Lettuce helps to lower cholesterol levels, inhibits cancer growth, lowers inflammation, and plays an important role in sleep induction and anxiety control.  Although that list is quite impressive, there is one mind blowing additional benefit.  Lettuce actually protects your brain! The extracts from lettuce showed considerable control of neuron cell death due to its role in glucose/serum deprivation (GSD). The research stated that lettuce has the potential to be used in neuro-protection as a common remedy for neuro-degenerative diseases. For more information on the pretty impressive health benefits of Lettuce, see the source info below.

Source info: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/health-benefits-of-lettuce.html

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