11 Surprising Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Tomato is an attractive low calorie, fat-free non-starchy vegetable.It contains fiber, folate,potassium,thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus,copper,Vitamin A,C and E.

1.Tomatoes, naturally low in sodium, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories confers protection against high blood pressure, high cholesterol,osteoporosis, strokes,  heart disease,cardiovascular disease,cognitive dysfunction and age-related macular degeneration.

2.Regular consumption of tomatoes improves health and helps in disease risk reduction.

3.The researchers found that tomatoes are the biggest source of dietary lycopene; a powerful antioxidant that, unlike nutrients in most fresh fruits and vegetables, has even greater bioavailability after cooking and processing. Tomatoes also contain other protective mechanisms, such as antithrombotic and anti-inflammatory functions. 

4.Red riped tomatoes contain more lycopene ,an antioxidant which gives color to tomatoes and are highly effective in scavenging cancer causing free radicals.Regular intake of tomatoes reduces the risk of certain type of cancers like prostate,breast and stomach cancer.

5.Regular consumption of tomatoes dissolves kidney stones,gallstones,reduces urinary tract infections,hypertension,Type 2 diabetes.

6.Lycopene in tomatoes boosts the skins ability to protect itself against UV rays. Tomatoes makes the skin healthy and applying tomato juice reduces the wrinkles in skin.Reduces the bad cholesterol.

7.The vitamin K and calcium in tomatoes helps to build strong bones.Vitamin K also aids in blood clotting.It contains Potassium(nerve health) and iron (normal blood health). 

8.The vitamin A and C in tomatoes  fight against free radicals which can cause cell damage.The vitamin A improves vision and aids in preventing night blindness.

9.Tomato contains fiber and more water content.It soon fills the stomach.Aids in weight reduction.It keeps the digestive system healthy by preventing both constipation and diarrhoea. It also prevents jaundice and effectively removes toxins from the body.

10.Tomatoes , a good source of chromium  helps to regulate blood sugar.

11.Tomatoes contains bioflavonoids and carotenoids.It helps in treating arthritis.

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