• Healthy Benefits of Lettuce

    Lettuce is, in many ways, the quintessential salad green and a vegetable that is widely consumed globally. Given that it is easily accessible and easy to work with raw, lettuce is generally a good entry point for people who are trying to increase their leafy green vegetable intake. It’s also among the most affordable vegetables, an important consideration given rising food prices.

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    Dr. Stefanie Wade, MD, FRCPC, Rheumatologist and Sarah Ware, RD, Registered Dietician, talk about the health benefits of lettuce in relation to Arthritis
    Dr. Stefanie Wade, MD, FRCPC, Rheumatologist and Sarah Ware, RD, Registered Dietician, talk about the health benefits of lettuce in relation to Arthritis
  • Smart Food NOW : Healthy Benefits of Lettuce

    Lettuce is, in many ways, the quintessential salad green and a vegetable that is widely consumed globally. Given that it is easily accessible and easy to work with raw, lettuce is generally a good entry point for people who are trying to increase their leafy green vegetable intake. It’s also among the most affordable vegetables, an important consideration given rising food prices.

                                                                                                                      

    Given the lettuce is comprised of 95% water, it also has a modestly hydrating component to it as well. Some people assume that because of its significant water content that lettuce is devoid of any meaningful nutritional value, but that actually is not the case. While darker green varieties, like romaine, do tend to have a higher antioxidant content even standard lettuce varieties are a source (meaning they contain 5%+ of the DV of a nutrient) of important nutrients including Vitamin K, Vitamin A, folate and Iron. Often seeing a local family physician or a physiotherapist in conjunction with a registered dietitian and athletic therapist is a great option to take control of this condition. Smart Food Now and exercise is also optominal for overall health.   

     Sarah Ware, RD, Registered Dietician, and Nick Pratap, BSc, Kin, Clinical Exercise Physiologist, talks about how healthy food and exercise, including lettuce can help improve overall health.

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