Tomato Benefit

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Inside a Tomato:

40% daily value of Vitamin C
15% daily value of Vitamin A
18% daily value of vitamin K
8% daily value of Potassium
7% recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of iron for women and 10 percent RDA for men.
12% other vitamin and minerals
Red pigment contained in tomatoes is called Lycopene

Benefits of Tomatoes:

Lycopene act as Antioxidants, neutralizing free radicals that can damage cells in the body.

Prevents/Heals Certain Types of Cancer.
Cancers such as prostate cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, and cancers of the stomach, mouth, pharynx, and esophagus have all been proven to be staved off by high levels of Lycopene.

  • Good for Coronary Heart Health
  • Reduces high blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • Prevents Diarrhea
  • Soothes Eye Irritation
  • Cleanses and revitalizes the skin
  • Heals Sunburn
  • Heals Wounds and Sores
  • Supports Liver Health
  • Tomato is a nervine tonic. It is very useful in all sorts of nervous disorders.
  • As it is a rich source of vitamin C, it is very valuable in scurvy.
  • Tomatoes are usually effective in heartburn, flatulence or indigestion.
  • Half-ripe tomatoes are usually given in dyspepsia.

How To Choose A Good Tomato?

When choosing your tomatoes, be sure to pick those with the most brilliant shades of red. These indicate the highest amounts of betacarotene and lycopene. Though raw tomatoes are great for you, cooking them releases even more of the benefits.

Via - Fox News, Healthfood-Guide, Whfoods, Essortment

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