Tomato the red juicy vegetable used in almost every particular dish in India is one of the healthiest vegetable that human beings came across. The Wide benefits of Tomato are sufficient enough to keep you young and healthy. When I say Young, it means you will look younger than you are.
How is that possible? Is it actually true? These must be the questions in your mind that you must be thinking of. You don’t worry; we will answer these queries and will update your knowledge on tomato in this post.
Tomatoes, many people either think of them in terms of something sour. They add tomatoes in dishes to add the sour flavour. While this is true in India, outside India we are aware of the “La Tomatina” Tomato Throwing Festival where people actually use tomatoes and squeeze them and throw on each other.
Does that affect your body? Is tomato good or bad for your skin? We will tell you that also but you need to go through the post to know more about it.
What does tomatoes have in them that makes them one of the healthiest foods. They have outstanding antioxidant content. Tomatoes are a treasure of riches when it comes to their antioxidant benefits.
No body system has a greater need for antioxidant protection than the cardiovascular system. The heart and bloodstream are responsible for taking oxygen breathed in through the lungs and circulating it around throughout the body. In order to keep this oxygen in check, antioxidant nutrients are needed in an ample supply.
Organic tomatoes contain higher levels of antioxidants than conventional tomatoes, study suggests.
When you have good amount of antioxidants in your diet, your body generated harmful toxics get neutralized with these antioxidants. As a result the toxic which are responsible for the ageing are not much active. Basically an anti-oxidant increases the life by removing the harmful oxidants which is the primary factor in ageing of human body.
Current day article about the oxidation process in humans states that it is an important cause and consequence of many diseases. Hence, the use of antioxidants is intensely studied, to minimize diseases and extend life. Again, it has been scientifically established that red wine contains antioxidants that may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of “good” cholesterol and protecting against artery damage, thereby extending life.
Intake of tomatoes has long been linked to heart health. Fresh tomatoes and tomato extracts have been shown to help lower total cholesterol.
Is Antioxidant the only reason why tomatoes are considered healthy?
In simple words, “No”.
In terms of conventional antioxidants, tomatoes provide an excellent amount of vitamin C and beta-carotene; a very good amount of the mineral manganese; and a good amount of vitamin E.
They have rich concentration of lycopene. They are excellent sources of antioxidants, dietary fibre, minerals, and vitamins. On account of their all round qualities, dieticians and nutritionists often recommend them in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction diet programs. So it is an excellent food for females, since they always want to look younger and maintain their body weight. So if you are looking for some weight loss, start taking more of tomatoes in your diet plan. Some researchers believe that eating “anti-inflammatory” foods—and avoiding “inflammatory” ones—can make weight loss easier.
Some other good sources of anti-inflammatory foods include olive oil, fish, spinach, carrots, garlic, and chili peppers.
Did you know that tomatoes do not have to be a deep red color to be an outstanding source of lycopene?
In addition, tomato extracts have been shown to help prevent unwanted clumping together (aggregation) of platelet cells in the blood – a factor that is especially important in lowering risk of heart problems like atherosclerosis.
Researchers have recently found an important connection between lycopene, its antioxidant properties, and bone health.
Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful free radicals. Tomatoes are a good source of antioxidants vitamin-C, providing 21% of vitamin per 100gm.
How Tomatoes actually helps in keeping you young and healthy?
Still confused? If yes; than after reading this you will understand, how?
Did you knew that antioxidants and aging were connected? To find out the truth we have done deep research and came up with the below answers which are sufficient enough to reach one final answer.
It has been proven that antioxidants found in wine, tea, coffee, blueberries, grapes, and other fruits and vegetables can help prevent aging and increase your lifespan. If we speak up in terms of science and research, we can say that as you age, your cell division and replacement of dead or damaged cells slows down. Antioxidants can speed up the cell division and cell replacement processes, which can help to slow the overall effects of aging and prevent specific age-related diseases.
Antioxidants neutralize harmful free radicals in your body, which can cause several serious or life-threatening diseases and health problems including heart disease. This was the most important point we made out here. We all are aware that harmful free radicals exist everywhere in our environment, but they are concentrated in pollution, chemicals, radiation, pesticides, alcohol, drugs, unhealthy food and even sunshine. Now since we can’t escape from all these we need to take some action to counter attack the ailments. So Foods rich in antioxidants comes into picture.
More over Antioxidants help to keep your cells healthy and youthful, which can prevent age-related illnesses, relieve stress and increase your lifespan.
The vegetables that contain the most antioxidants are:
- red peppers
The fruits that contain the most antioxidants are:
Ways Tomato Keep you healthy
Below are the main reasons because of which you might want to start focusing in this
Juicy Red Fruit from Nature; TOMATO.
Acts as SUN SCREEN
It can give you sun protection. Lycopene found in tomatoes is one of the compounds known collectively as carotenoids. A large volume of research has shown for decades that carotenoids help protect skin against sun damage.
Protects Against Harmful Bacteria (Free radicals)
This point has already been discussed above so we think we need not repeat again. Let’s check out the next point folks.
Good Oral Health
Lycopene found in tomatoes keeps your teeth and gums healthy. In studies it has shown antibacterial and antifungal properties and, specifically aided tooth and gum health.
Keeps You YOUNG
Now this might go to some science and medical terms so please help yourself here.
Lycopene also appears to strengthen skin by inhibiting the activity of collagenases —enzymes involved in the breakdown of collagen in the skin. Collagen helps ensure the firmness and elasticity of your skin and prevents wrinkling.
Keeps your Heart Healthy
Now this is what you want at the end of the day. Heart Is one of the most crucial organ of our body and we can’t risk it in any case.
Numerous studies show that lycopene can assist with cardiovascular health.
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