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Checkout 5 Health Benefits You Get When You Eat Tomatoes

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Tomatoes are a nutrient-dense superfood that can help a variety of biological systems. Its nutritional value promotes glowing skin, weight loss, and cardiovascular health. After potatoes, lettuce, and onions, it is presently the fourth most popular fresh-market vegetable. This article will look at their significant health advantages, nutritional value, techniques to incorporate more tomatoes into your diet.

Tomatoes come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be cooked in a variety of ways. Cherry tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, raw tomatoes, soups, liquids, and purees are just a few of the options. The advantages and disadvantages of each type can be different. The beta-carotene content in cherry tomatoes, for example, is higher than that of conventional tomatoes.

Healthy skin and hair, as well as enhanced energy and weight loss, are all linked to a high fruit and vegetable intake. Obesity and overall mortality risk are reduced dramatically when the fruit and vegetable diet is increased.

1. Cancer.

Vitamin C and other antioxidants are abundant in tomatoes. Tomatoes can help fight the development of free radicals by containing these ingredients. Cancer is caused by free radicals. In a recent study published in the journal Molecular Cancer Research, high levels of beta-carotene were connected to a lower risk of prostate cancer tumor formation.

Lycopene is present in tomatoes as well. Lycopene is a plant chemical that has been related to the protection of one kind of prostate cancer. Tomatoes get their distinctive red color from this compound.

2. Diabetes 

Research has revealed that persons with type 1 diabetes who eat a high-fiber diet have reduced blood glucose levels, while people with type 2 diabetes may have improved blood sugar, lipid, and insulin levels. About 2 grams (g) of fiber can be found in a cup of cherry tomatoes.

The American Diabetes Association suggests that women consume roughly 25 grams of fiber per day and men consume around 38 grams per day.

3. Cardiovascular health

Tomatoes are high in fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and choline, all of which are beneficial to heart health. The most essential dietary modification that the ordinary individual can make to minimize their risk of cardiovascular disease is to increase potassium intake while decreasing salt intake.

Tomatoes contain folate as well. This helps to keep homocysteine levels in check. Homocysteine is an amino acid produced when proteins are broken down. It's been linked to a higher risk of heart attacks and strokes. The use of folate to lower homocysteine levels lowers one of the risk factors for heart disease.

4. Constipation.

Consuming meals high in water and fiber, such as tomatoes, may aid hydration and promote regular bowel movements. Tomatoes have a reputation for being a laxative fruit. Fiber gives weight to the stool and aids in constipation relief. However, eliminating fiber from one's diet has been shown to help with constipation.

5. Vision problem

Lycopene, lutein, and beta-carotene are all abundant in tomatoes. These antioxidants have been demonstrated to protect the eyes from light-induced damage, cataract formation, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

According to the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), those who consume a lot of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which are both found in tomatoes, have a 35% lower risk of neovascular AMD.

Write-up Credit: Medical News Today

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