Health Benefits of Tomatoes

June 30, 2015 0 Comments




Tomatoes are rich in vitamin A and potassium, plus folate, vitamin E and vitamin K. Eating tomatoes and tomato-based products has been associated with a lower risk of some types of cancers and cardiovascular disease.

 

Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which is related to vitamin A and beta carotene. Studies suggest that lycopene works as an antioxidant and may be one reason why tomatoes could have such health protective qualities as cancer prevention.

 

Lycopene-rich tomato products may be also good for your heart. Research suggests that having ample amounts of lycopene in your blood may prevent atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and cardiovascular disease in general.

 

Tomatoes are easy to find in any grocery store. Fresh tomatoes range in size from large beefsteak tomatoes to small cherry tomatoes, and are available year-round. Select firm, ripe tomatoes that don't have any bruises or discoloration. Canned tomatoes, sauces, salsas and soups can be purchased and stored unopened in your pantry. After they're open, store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

 





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