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5 Reasons You Should Eat Tomatoes Every Day
Author : Carolyn Eagle, Senior Editor, Health Media Today Category : Nutrition
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.