Lettuce salad is a one-year or two-year-old plant from the Astro family, or a complex-colored, vegetable garden. The native land of the plant is unknown, but at present, it is cultivated everywhere in the vegetable gardens. There are even several varieties and breeds of lettuce.
Nutritive properties of salad:
Salad leaves contain very few calories. It is used for food as a dietary product. Contains a large amount of vitamin A and folic acid. It is rich in mineral substances and vitamins of group B, PP, carotene, and in content of ascorbic acid it is almost inferior to apples. Increased vitamin E. In the leaves of the salad, there are vitamins beta-carotene, organic acids, salts of potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium. The specific substance lactucine calms the nervous system, improves sleep, and reduces the deposition of salts. In addition, pectins and folic acid stimulate the work of the intestines and remove bad cholesterol from the body.

List of vitamins:

Vitamin A is involved in oxidation-reduction processes, regulation of protein synthesis, promotes normal metabolism, functions of cellular and subcellular membranes, plays an important role in the formation of bones and teeth, as well as fat deposits, is necessary for the growth of new cells, slows down the aging process.

Systemic thiamine deficiency is a causal factor in the development of a number of serious disorders, the leading place in which the lesions of the nervous system occupy. The complex of consequences of thiamine deficiency is known as the beriberi disease.

Vitamin B2 is necessary for the formation of erythrocytes, antibodies, for the regulation of growth and reproductive functions in the body. It is also necessary for the health of the skin, nails, hair growth and in general for the health of the whole organism, including the function of the thyroid gland.

Vitamin B3 dilates the small blood vessels (including the brain), improves microcirculation, has a weak anticoagulant effect, increasing the fibrinolytic activity of the blood. It has detoxification properties.

Vitamin C is used as a restorative and stimulating immune system for various diseases (colds, oncological, etc.), and also prophylactically with insufficient intake of food, for example, in the winter-spring period.

Vitamin E prevents the formation of thrombi and promotes their absorption. It also improves fertility, reduces and prevents hot flashes in the menopause. Vitamin E is also used in cosmetology to preserve youthful skin, it promotes skin healing and reduces the risk of scar tissue formation.

Vitamin H plays a significant role in the metabolism of bones and connective tissue. It restores healthy skin tone, raises appetite, improves the condition of hair and face, eliminates drowsiness, fights depression. Participates in the restoration of muscle tissue.

Vitamin K plays a significant role in the metabolism of bones and connective tissue, as well as in healthy kidney work. In all these cases, the vitamin is involved in the assimilation of calcium and in ensuring the interaction of calcium and vitamins D and B, in other tissues, for example, in the lungs and in the heart.