Do you make faces every time when you see the tomato in your salad or in your vegetable? Do you ask your mom not to serve you tomato soup? If you are among those who don’t like tomatoes in any form and don’t like food in which you see even the smallest portion of tomatoes. Tomatoes are very good for your health and loaded with a lot of nutrition. They are a good source of antioxidants and help in combating various diseases. Here are some health benefits of eating tomatoes to stay healthy and fit.
Beneficial for your skin: Tomatoes contain a high-level of lycopene, which is generally used by many facial cleansers to clean the face. You can make a tomato mask at home to rejuvenate your skin. You can blend the tomatoes in a mixer and make a fine paste. Now, apply this paste on your face and leave it for at least ten minutes. Once it gets dry wash your face with water. You will notice a clean and glowing face.
Prevents different cancer: Tomatoes are very beneficial in combating tomatoes. A number of studies have revealed that high-level of lycopene in tomatoes helps in reducing the chances of developing prostate, colorectal and stomach cancer. Lycopene is a natural antioxidant, which is very beneficial in reducing the growth of cancer cells. So, enjoy these juicy tomatoes.
Rich source of vitamins and minerals: Tomatoes are the rich source of vitamin C and even a single tomato can fulfil 40% of your daily requirements of vitamin C. It is also a good source of vitamin A, potassium and iron. Even it is the good source of vitamin K, which is very helpful for blood clotting and controlling bleeding.
Control blood sugar: If you have high blood sugar level or family history of blood sugar, then to prevent yourself from blood sugar and even to control your blood sugar level you should add this important veggie in your daily diet. The mineral chromium available in tomatoes helps in controlling the blood sugar level of your body.
Improve digestion: Tomatoes are really helpful in improving the digestion and liver functioning. If you have the constipation problem, you can have tomatoes juice mixed with spinach juice to get rid of constipation and improve your digestion problem.
Improve vision: Tomatoes are the rich source of vitamin A, it is helpful in improving vision and preventing night-blindness and macular degeneration as well. A lot of vision problems, which occurs because of negative effects of free radical and vitamin A, tomatoes are rich in vitamin A helpful in preventing these vision-related problems.
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