You know by now that the tomatoes are healthy for you and are tasty side dish to every meal. They have more health benefits than you suppose they do. They have vitamin C and have little if no calories, but read more, because there is more…
They are super veggies. You can eat them in various ways and recipes, add them to almost anything you eat, but also can be eaten plain with nothing else.
Read more to see why tomatoes must be included in your diet.
1. Better sugar level
The blood sugar is also influenced by tomato consuming and this is because they have chromium, which levels the sugar healthy.
2. For the kidneys
Eat them regularly and reduce kidney stones formations.
3. For the hair
Tomatoes have vitamin A, which in fact makes the hair strong and healthy, but not just the hair; skin, bones, eyes and teeth too!
The tomato has loads of potassium and vitamin B, both crucial for the heart health, pressure and cholesterol levels as well. If you eat them all the time, you will be safe from strokes, heart attack and similar heart issues.
5. Better vision
This veggie makes the sight better due to the vitamin A. studies proved that eating tomatoes reduces macular degeneration, an eye disease that cannot be reversed.
6. Protection from cancer types
Again studies showed that the lycopene in the tomato can reduce the risk of colorectal, stomach and prostate cancer. The lycopene is an antioxidant that slows the progress of cancer cells. If you cook the tomato, it makes more lycopene! Roast the tomatoes or broil them – either way it is amazingly healthy.
7. Repairs smoking damage
The tomato has coumaric and chlorogenic acids that keep us safe from carcinogen attacks of the smoking. The damage of years of smoking is reduced with tomatoes.
8. Healthier skin
Have beautiful and healthy skin with this veggie. It contains beta-carotene that stops skin damage from the sun. the lycopene we mentioned also makes the skin safe from UV damage and stops premature wrinkles and aging.
9. Stronger bones
You have better and stronger bones with tomato consuming. The vitamin K and calcium in it are crucial for the bone tissues. With lycopene you also increase bone mass and density and this makes less risk for osteoporosis.
10. The tomato has loads of vitamins A and C which together with the beta carotene act like antioxidants and remove free radical damage. The more red the tomato, the more beta carotene you get from it. Also, cooking reduces the vitamin C, but it increases the lycopene. Eat the tomato both in raw and cooked form.
Roasted tomato soup – the recipe
For 6 servings
- 15 basil leaves
- 3 and ½ ripe tomatoes in halves
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp thyme
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 small onion
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper, ground
Turn on the oven to 400 F. take a baking sheet and spray it with cooking spray. Drizzle the thyme, pepper, salt and olive oil. Shake this pan back and forth and cover the veggies with oil and seasonings. Bake 25 min to make everything tender. Let it cool and add in the roasted tomatoes and basil. Add the remaining salt. Move this to another pan if you like or in the fridge.
Nutrition facts for 1 cup:
Calories: 135, fat: 10 g, sodium: 208 mg, carbs; 12 g, fibers: 4 g, sugars: 7 g, protein: 3 g.