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8 Health Benefits Of TOMATOES

Tomatoes are actually originated from Western side of South America, in the region occupied by Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and the western half of Bolivia. The word Tomato was originated from Nahautl (Aztecan) word "tomatl " meaning "the swelling fruit."Tomatoes are one of the vegetables in the nightshade (Solanaceae) family, which includes eggplant, bell peppers, and potatoes.Tomatoes should be selected with well shaped and smooth skinned with no wrinkles, cracks, bruises, or soft spots and they should not have a puffy appearance. Now, let's see how it takes care of your Health.

Tomatoes

  • Tomatoes are high in important antioxidants such as vitamin C and Vitamin A and are rich in source of Calcium and Potassium (One cup of tomato juice has 530mg of potassium).
  • The Vitamin A especially improves eyesight.
  • Potassium is used to treat high blood pressure, insulin resistance, chronic fatigue syndrome, muscle weakness, and even bloating and intestinal disorders.
  • Tomatoes are powerful blood purifiers and can clear up urinary tract infections.
  • They are high in fiber.
  • Tomatoes contain important nutrients, such as niacin, foliate and vitamin B6 which will reduces the risk of heart diseases.
  • One study was found that women who ate 7 to 10 servings of tomato products per week had a 29 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease
  • They are good for improving skin porosity and are widely used in the manufacturing of skin care and beauty products.

Side Effects:
  • For some, eating tomatoes in any form can result in heart burn and reflux.
  • Tomatoes intake must be moderate when a person has a history of kidney stones.
  • In some, eating tomatoes in salads can lead to itching and breathing problems.
  • Some individuals cannot absorb and digest and some are allergic to tomatoes.

Note:
  • Eaten in moderation, will not be harmful. The nutritional benefits are more so there is no reason to avoid this simple, cost effective and widely available vegetable.

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