There are many who do not enjoy the taste of tomoatoes unless they are cooked. Nevertheless, there is evidence that a weekly or daily consumption of organic tomatoes can greatly benefit your long term health and wellness.
Even though tomatoes are in essence a fruit, they are used in many different meals from around the world. The tomato plant first originated in the Andes of South America and today it is one of the most wide-spread fruits/vegetable.
The article below describes 20 health benefits that tomatoes offer. This is a ong list, and we are sure that you will be inspired to really include tomatoes in your diet more frequently.
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[su_quote]Just one serving a day of tomato-based foods can have an incredibly beneficial effect on your health. Not only can they reduce heart disease, but they could potentially prevent and reverse dozens of diseases if eaten daily. This is one fruit you don’t want to leave out of your diet.[/su_quote]
It is really astounding how beneficial tomatoes really are. For example, number 15 on the article indicates tomatoes can help in burning fat by stimulating the production of the fat burning amino acid carnitine. The lycopene in tomatoes proved to be another great compound with many health benefits including anti diabetic properties.
Other amazing health compounds found in tomatoes are such phytonutrients as hydroxycinnamic acids, flavonones, flavonols, carotenoids, glycosides and even some fatty acid derivatives. Tomatoes are basically powerhouses of antioxidant goodness that can greatly aid in cell oxidation and free radical damage.
Ways to eat tomatoes are many, but one sure way to get all the benefits of tomatoes is to juice daily. You can drink fresh organic tomato juice every day if you want. There are many different tomato juicing recipes online. Purchasing a juicer is a great investment in your health and we highly recommend it.
As the article recommends, only buy organic tomatoes. If you are looking for sweeter tomatoes, you can buy the cherry tomatoes or the plum tomatoes.
Below is a great video on a delicious tomato recipe. Enjoy!
This next video is a great juicing recipe rich with tomato goodness and other delights!
Remember to keep your high sugar vegetables to a minimum when juicing. We also recommend to add fresh ginger to the above recipe for more antioxidant protection.