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TOMATOES AND HEALTH: STAUNCH ALLIES FOR YOUR WELL-BEING!
Thanks to their high water content, tomatoes contribute towards good hydration and are low in calories. They have many other extraordinary beneficial properties.
We'll unveil 8, just for you!
The history of tomatoes goes way back in time; they are a perfect product for satisfying the requirements of modern consumers, who pay scrupulous attention to quality, health and well-being.
Tomatoes are low in calories, have a high water content (approximately 94%), contain water soluble vitamins and are rich in minerals and trace elements. Light, re-mineralizing, thirst quenching, rich in nutritional powers and delicate flavor.
Protein content does not exceed 1%; they contain 0.2% fats. Their 2.8% carbohydrate content includes fructose and glucose.
Tomatoes are rich in beneficial properties: we've put together a list of 8 of them!
1. Tomato, friend of the heart
Thanks to their high potassium content, tomatoes are invaluable for the cardiovascular system, regulating arterial pressure and heart activity.
2. Antioxidant power
Tomatoes have antioxidant powers. This is why any diet aiming to protect the organism from degenerative conditions and the premature aging of skin cells should always contain tomatoes.
Thanks to the presence of antioxidants, tomatoes favor the neutralization of free radicals, thus protecting cells from the risks caused by oxidative stress.
3. Vitamin C
Vitamin C tops the list of the elements which are essential for the correct functioning of the immune system. Tomatoes are particularly rich in it, which is why regularly eating them helps to reinforce your defenses and protect from typical seasonal ailments. Tomatoes can be enjoyed raw, dried or cooked, but unlike any other vegetable, cooking actually enhances their beneficial characteristics.
4. Red Power
The color of fruit and vegetables is an important clue as to their nutritional contents and specific beneficial actions. Red fruits and vegetables like tomatoes contribute towards the formation of collagen as well as normal bone, cartilage, gum, skin and teeth function. Red power!
Numerous studies highlight how regularly adding tomato-based dishes to your diet helps to keep cholesterol at bay and prevent diseases like osteoporosis. Tomatoes contain nutrients which make them rich in preventive properties.
6. Vision protection
Thanks to their high beta-carotene, lutein and vitamin A content, tomatoes are the perfect ally for healthy vision and eyes!
7. Detox effect!
Tomatoes also help us stay in shape. Energizing and purifying, they help to stimulate the metabolism! Spring is nearly here: this is the right time for a detox break!
8. Fiber for digestion
Its high plant fiber content means that tomatoes stimulate digestion and favor intestinal well-being! According to a group of researchers from the University of Valencia, tomatoes are a veritable panacea for the gut when cooked! According to research, a few substances contained in cooked tomatoes provide excellent protection for bacterial flora, favoring correct intestinal function.
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