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The health benefits of tomatoes

Is tomatoes fruit?

Tomatoes are classified as fruits in botanical terms.

One tomato can provide up to 40% of the daily required vitamin C intake. Tomatoes also include vitamin A, which is important for immunity, eyesight, and skin health; vitamin K, which is excellent for bones; and potassium, which is necessary for heart function, muscle contractions, and keeping healthy blood pressure and fluid balance.

They can help with skin health.

According to studies, combining tomato paste and olive oil protects against UV damage while also increasing pro-collagen production, a molecule that gives the skin its structure and keeps it firm. The lycopene in tomatoes, according to scientists, is essential: Cooked tomatoes have the highest concentration (while olive oil boosts its absorption from your digestive system into your bloodstream).

They may help prevent and protect against cancer.

In a research study, consumption of tomatoes has been linked to lower rates of prostate, ovarian, lung, and stomach cancers,


They might aid in the prevention of diabetic complications.

For patients with type 2 diabetes, tomatoes may be a protective food. In one research, patients with diabetes who consumed cooked tomato for 30 days had a reduction in lipid peroxidation (a chain reaction in which substances called free radicals to attack fat, leading to damage that ups the risk of heart disease).

They boost digestion

If you're prone to constipation, the fluid and fibre content in tomatoes is beneficial. (A big tomato includes 6 ounces of fluid and 1.5 grams of fibre, according to the USDA.) Just keep in mind that the acidity of cooked tomatoes might cause or aggravate acid reflux and indigestion in some individuals.

They help to maintain good vision.

Lycopene is also beneficial to your eyes. Tomatoes also include lutein and beta carotene, both of which are peeper-protective nutrients. These vitamins and minerals help to maintain eyesight and protect against eye diseases including cataracts and macular degeneration.

Tomatoes are packed full of vitamins.

A single tomato can offer up to 40% of the daily required vitamin C intake. Tomatoes also include vitamin A, which is excellent for your immunity, eyesight, and skin, as well as vitamin K, which is healthy for your bones. Tomatoes also include potassium, an important nutrient for heart health, muscle contractions, and blood pressure and fluid balance.

They help to keep the heart healthy.

Lycopene is an antioxidant found in tomatoes (which also gives them their red colour). Higher lycopene levels in the blood have been associated with a decreased mortality rate in patients with metabolic syndrome, according to studies (a cluster of risk factors that raise the chances of developing heart disease, diabetes, and stroke).

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