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Saturday, 11 April 2015

10 Health Benefits of Tomatoes

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Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Along with being very tasty tomatoes there are many ways in which tomatoes can be enjoyed. Everything from sandwiches, salads, pastas, to simply sliced up and eaten raw. Tomatoes also have many health benefits. The following are reasons you should be eating tomatoes more often to help improve your health.

1. Good for your skin. Tomatoes help protect the skin from sun damage as well as make skin less sensitive to UV light damage.

2. Hair. Tomatoes have vitamin A which helps make hair strong and shiny.

3. Strong bones. Vitamin K and calcium which are both found in tomatoes both help to strength and repair bones.

4. Eyes. Vitamin A helps to improve vision and help prevent the development of night blindness.

5. Heart. Tomatoes have vitamin B and potassium which are effective in reducing cholesterol levels and lowering blood pressure.


6. Kidneys. Eating tomatoes without seeds has been shown to help lower the risk of developing kidney stones.

7. Helps boosts immunity. Eating tomatoes on a daily basis will increase the portion of vitamin C in the blood which inhibits the levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system.

8. Fights cancers. The high levels of lycopene found in tomatoes works to reduce the risk of many cancers including prostate, colorectal, stomach, cervical, ovarian, and more. Lycopene is a natural antioxidant that is effective in slowing down the growth of cancerous cells. Want tomatoes to give you even more of this wonderful antioxidant? Then cook some up before eating as cooking them will release higher levels of lycopene.

9. Blood sugar. Tomatoes have a great amount of chromium which helps to keep blood sugars regulated.

10. Digestion. Eating tomatoes can keep your digestive system healthy by helping to prevent both constipation and diarrhea as well as rid the body of toxins.

There are many simple ways to increase your daily intake of tomatoes. Tomatoes can be added to salads, sandwiches, soups, eggs, cheese, and even blended in a juicer. Some of our favorites are scrambled eggs with tomato and cheese and tomato sandwiches. 

Do you like tomatoes? How do you best enjoy them?


16 comments:

  1. I knew there was a reason I loved warm right off the vine tomatoes!

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  2. I love tomatoes and plan to grow some again this summer. I never knew about the hair although I do enjoy the idea of eating tomatoes giving me bouncing and behaving hair.

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  3. I didn't know all this about tomatoes. I am not a tomato person but my husband is. I'm going to share this with him.

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  4. I love tomatoes, but I didn't realize that they have quite so many benefits! All the more reason to eat them!

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  5. I didn't know tomatoes had so many benefits. I have to incorporate them more into my diet.

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  6. My husband hates tomatoes and I was reading this to him because he has a few of these problems...I was like well see you have to eat your tomatoes!! -Jillian Fisher

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  7. I've always know tomatoes as rich in anti-oxidants, the healthiest fruit and vegetable at the same time :-)

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  8. We have two tomato plants for our two boys. This is the first time I have grown tomatoes so it will be interesting to see how I do.

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  9. We eat a lot of tomatoes at our house and grow them almost every year!

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  10. I'm glad I love them then since they have so many benefits, more so than I realized.

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  11. I love eating raw tomatoes. And your article makes me want to much them now.

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  12. Tomatoes really do have some great qualities. I eat them all of the time.

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  13. I LOVE eating tomatoes especially if I have a friend meat. I often slice with onions, vinegar and soy sauce to dip with my meat.

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  14. I love tomatoes, Especially on a sandwich. My kids also love them too. They will grab one from the fridge and eat it like its an apple. I love home grown tomatoes with salt. OMG they are so yummy. I didn't know they had so many benefits though. Good information to know.

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  15. I love tomatoes! I can eat them at every meal!

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  16. Ooo – I didn't know that tomatoes were good for the hair, this might be the first time I've heard that. I love tomatoes on my hamburgers and in grilled cheese sandwiches.

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