Health and beauty benefits of tomatoes

Health benefits of tomatoes

The sweet, juicy, and delicious tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) are full of health benefits. This citrus fruit goes beyond providing just a basic nutrition. They are low in calories, fat-free, rich in vitamin C and an outstanding source of lycopene, a carotenoid pigment associated with the red color of tomatoes.

Just one serving a day of tomatoes are going to help you with: all sorts of cancers, high blood pressure, heart health, diabetes, constipation, eye health, depression, bone health, kidney stones, night blindness, breastfeeding, constipation, immune system and urinary tract infections.

3 Interesting facts about tomatoes

1

Leaves of tomato plant are poisonous

Despite the fact that tomatoes are perfectly safe and healthy to eat, people used to be afraid to eat them, due to their bright red colour and relation to the belladonna, but their leaves are actually toxic.

2

Eating the rainbow

Ripe tomatoes are not always red, cultivated tomatoes can also be purple, yellow, pink, black and even white. Sometimes they are picked green but when they arrive, they are ripe and probably red, but not always.

3

Are you storing them wrong?

You mast be careful where are you storing tomatoes, because if sunlight can reach them, they will lose Vitamin C, and if you store tomatoes in the fridge, they will stop ripening and lose flavor and quality.

Reverse effects of smoking

The effects of smoking are serious and almost all smokers are well aware it and they should quit smoking. But if you are still smoking or just stop smoking, try to eat tomatoes in order heal your body and limit the bad effects, because they contain coumaric and chlorogenic acid, the natural body protection from carcinogens.

Diet tip for a healthy gallbladder

One of several factors that make people more susceptible to developing gallstones is diet high in refined carbohydrates and saturated fats. Some studies have shown thet regular consumption of tomatoes can reduce the risk of gallstones.

Natural PMS solution

There is no cure for PMS, but there are plenty of natural offerings to reduce monthly symptoms. Because of the high content of manganese, eating more tomatoes can help ease some of the symptoms like headaches, irritability, depression and mood swings.

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Tomato remedy for heart strengthening

1 tomato
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
Blend tomato with basil and use this remedy once a day.

tomato remedy heart strengthening

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