Tomatoes: Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts
Tomatoes: This species originated in western South America. Tomatoes are Good source of Vitamins A, C, K, Folate and potassium – Low in sodium, Saturated fat, Cholesterol and calories. Provides thiamin, niacin, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, phosphorus and copper – Build strong bones – improves vision – make hair stronger – keeps blood sugar in balance – boost immunity system and Purify blood.
Energy: 17.69 Calories (per 100 g), Protein: 900 mg (per 100 g), Vitamin c: 14 mg (per 100 g), Scientific name: Solanum lycopersicum, Family: Solanaceae
Tomatoes also have a wealth of vitamins and minerals including:
1. 18 mg of calcium 2. 427 mg of potassium 3. 43 mg of phosphorus 4. 24.7 mg of vitamin C 5. Vitamin A (1499 international units (IU)).
Tomatoes also contain a wide range of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants including:
1.alpha-lipoic acid 2. Lycopene 3. Choline 4. folic acid 5. beta-carotene 6. Lutein
Tomatoes are in those top ten fruits and vegetables that contain levels of pesticide residue. So Wash tomatoes before eating.
Health Benefits of Tomatoes
Tomatoes are a superb source of vitamin C and different antioxidants. With these vitamins and antioxidants, tomatoes can help combat the formation of free radicals. Free radicals are known to cause cancer.
3. Helps Diabetes
2. Blood pressure
Helps in lower blood pressure
Eating foods that are high in water and fiber content, such as tomatoes, may help hydration and it support normal bowel movements. Tomatoes are often described as a laxative fruit.
5. Heart health
Vitamin C, Potassium, Choline and the fiber content in tomatoes all support heart health.
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