Everydayhealth.com suggests a healthy idea is to get more variety into the salad bowl
Brigid K. McVaugh, MS, RD, LD, a clinical dietitian at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston, said all greens have something to offer, "where they differ is in the vitamin and mineral content."
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Leaf lettuce, whether red or green, looks bright and cheerful on your plate and has a mild taste, making it a good choice for children or picky eaters. It's rich in vitamins A and K, too.
"Red leaf lettuce, like most salad greens, does not contain large amounts of fiber," McVaugh said, suggesting adding high-fiber, high-nutrition vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, green peppers, and celery to your salad.