Tomato, What do you think of this sweet, juicy food? They are low in calories, low in fat, enriched with vitamin C, filled with tons of nutrients and antioxidants which can prevent many diseases to help you maintain good health situation. But, that’s not all, following are more excellent characters tomatoes have and why you should include in your daily diet plan.
-Improving your vision
Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants which are well known to help improve your vision from getting night-blindness as well as macular degeneration, and the vitamin A in tomatoes does help too, the good sources of vitamin A which are good for your eyesight are including beef or chicken liver, olive oil, carrots, milk, kale, sweet potatoes and spinach.
-Lowering the risk of cancer
Lycopene present in tomato makes it as a natural cancer fighter as this element can reduce the risk of many kinds of cancers, such as prostate, colon, ovarian and kidney cancer.
Study shows that women who consume more tomatoes may have a lower chance to get kidney cancer, and you can add more lycopene-containing vegetables and fruits such as guavas, watermelon, papaya, grapefruit, sweet red pepper, asparagus, red cabbage, mango and carrots into your diet, these foods are considered enriched in lycopene, and lycopene is currently the most powerful antioxidant exist in the food which can help prevent heart disease, as well as cancer.
-Promoting weight loss
Tomatoes contain tons of water and fiber, they are not only can give you a full feeling, but also help to remove toxins from your body effectively to help you lose weight. Add more tomatoes in your diet can fill you up quickly without getting inside tons of calories or fat, so if you are on a diet now, try to add more tomatoes into your daily eating, no matter you eat it as a snack or add in salads, sandwiches, soups, stews, they’re always delicious.
-Controlling blood pressure
Vitamin k present in tomato may help to control blood pressure, and vitamin A, iron, potassium is also essential for boosting blood circulation to maintain a healthy blood pressure level.
What we eat can affect the quality of our blood directly, so nutritionists suggest people to add more “blood-pressure friendly” foods into our plate, including acai berry, blueberries, prunes, pomegranates, brussels sprouts, beets, kale, broccoli sprouts, spinach, garlic and onion.
-Reducing chronic pain
Tomato contains high levels of bioflavonoids and carotenoids which make it as a natural anti-inflammatory agent. In fact, many drugs that fight chronic pain are anti-inflammatory drugs. If you are one of the millions of people who are suffering from chronic pain, try this natural pain-fighter.
There are some other natural pain-busters you can try instead of taking drugs, buckwheat, fig, spinach, chili peppers and pineapple are good choices.
-Keeping skin healthy
Tomatoes’ antioxidant, beta-carotene and lycopene may help protect skin against outside damages especial sun and UV light damage, and the UV light damage is a leading cause of wrinkles, eat tomatoes regularly can make your skin look youthful and with fewer skin problems such as acne, spots and fine lines.
Add proper foods into your diet may help you glow from the inside out to enhance your appearance, foods rich in antioxidants, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals are good choices for healthy skin, apples, berries, walnuts, kidney beans, whole grains, mango, broccoli, sunflower seeds are all excellent skin-protecter like tomatoes.
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