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5 Reasons You Should Eat Tomatoes Every Day

 
Date Posted: September 24, 2015
 

 
 
 

 They are the original superfood

Long before anybody had used the term “superfood” nutritionists knew that one serving (1 cup) of raw tomatoes contained good sources of Vitamins A, , B6, C, K, folate, and potassium, that they were low in sodium, calories, fat, and cholesterol and that they were a good source of fibre.

 

They may help prevent some cancers

Tomatoes are high in the antioxidant lycopene which slows the growth of cancerous cells and may help reduce your chance of developing stomach, colorectal, and stomach cancers. Cooked tomatoes produce even more lycopene.

 

They help your skin stay beautiful

Vitamin A, which tomatoes have in abundance, helps maintain the health and strength of your eyes, skin, teeth, and bones but it also keeps your hair shiny!

 

They keep your bones strong

It’s not only the Vitamin A in tomatoes that contributes to strong bones. Vitamin K does as well. It also is key in helping your blood clot.

 

They can help reduce arthritis or back pain

The bioflavonoids and carotenoids in tomatoes are anti-inflammatory agents, so eating a diet rich in tomatoes can help reduce the inflammation associated with chronic pain.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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