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From keeping your heart, gut, and liver healthy to fighting carcinogens to stay cancer free, drinking tomato juice ensures you stay healthy at all times. Lycopene, antioxidants and vitamin A among other nutrients in tomato juice aid better vision, healthy skin and hair and weight loss.
Tomatoes are not just safe for most pregnant women, they are beneficial too, thanks to nutrients like vitamin A and C. Tomatoes also have lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that protects your heart, as well as potassium which manages blood pressure. Have them in moderation with iron-rich foods to enhance absorption. But reduce the amount if you are prone to heartburn.
Tomatoes owe most of their benefits to the antioxidant lycopene. This anti-cancer agent fights free radicals, whether triggered by a high-fat diet or tobacco smoke. It revs up metabolism, thus reducing belly fat, and lowers blood pressure, LDL cholesterol, blood-clotting, and insulin resistance – all risk factors of stroke. Tomatoes can keep the eye healthy and prevent sunburns. Cook the tomatoes or process them to get more lycopene.
While tomatoes do contain oxalate, with 5 mg oxalate per 100 g of tomatoes, the amount is too small to precipitate into kidney stones. So contrary to a circulating myth, tomatoes do not cause kidney risk in healthy people. However, people with a history of kidney problems, including kidney stones, should reduce or avoid tomato intake because of their high potassium content.
Oils thicken up and get cloudy if refrigerated. Coffee (ground or beans) loses its flavor and absorbs odors from the fridge. Bananas and tomatoes lose flavor, texture and stop ripening naturally. Starch in potatoes converts into sugar, making it sweet or gritty. Moisture turns onions soft and moldy, makes garlic sprout prematurely, crystallizes honey and dries up fresh herbs.
Tomatoes contain lycopene, which is an important nutrient to reduce heat from minor burns. Apply a slice of tomato on burned skin. Hold it on the area for a few minutes and allow it to dry. Eating tomatoes can also prevent sunburns since they contain antioxidants. Tomatoes also remove dead skin cells, fight cell damage, and keep your skin glowing.
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