Better Lettuce

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Quick Tip: All Lettuce Is Not Created Equal

A fresh green salad is always a great choice but some salad greens are more nutritious than others. To maximize the nutritional value of your salads, load them up with baby spinach, arugula, red leaf, romaine, and endive. Iceberg lettuce adds a nice crunch but doesn’t offer much in the way of vitamins, minerals, or fiber.

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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show. 

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