Friday, 11 January 2013

Rawesome Friday: the 'Eat Raw' series

Green. Crunchy. Refreshing.

Full of amazing nutrients, this leafy green is a great source of omega 3's, iron, and even calcium.

theHealthNuttyProfessor's rawesome food of the week?

Romaine lettuce.

Packed with fibre, vitamin C, and potassium, romaine is a great veggie to munch on in a salad, wrap, or even blended with fruits in a smoothie.

Compared to iceberg lettuce, romaine contains ten times more vitamin A, more than eight times the amount of vitamin C, four times the vitamin K, and 5 times the amount of folic acid. Big diff.

You might be surprised to know that Romaine even contains about 1.2% protein per head!

All of these things are great for muscle, heart, and brain health.

Leave the iceberg lettuce at the store this week, and know how much more nutritious romaine lettuce can be!

Till next time, stay healthy ya'll!


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