The health and nutritional benefits of tomatoes.
Tomatoes contain large amounts of lycopene a carotene recognized as a powerful natural antioxidant, which helps to prevent damage to cells in the body.
Tomatoes have been shown in studies to help to prevent colorectal, gastric, lung, prostate, and pancreas cancer and to protect the skin against sunburn as well as keeping it looking youthful.
Various varieties of tomatoes have differing levels of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, potassium, magnesium, anthocyanin, beta-carotene and lycopene all contributing to the well being of the body.
A daily intake of tomato or tomato based products such as tomato juice or sauce helps to reduce cholesterol levels, and also helps to protect the body against inflammation one of the underlying causes of heart disease.
The potassium content in tomatoes helps to reduce blood pressure and negates the damaging effect of salt in the diet.
All in all tomatoes are a healthy food with numerous benefits and no negative effects.