Summer time means Good Tomatoes

10 Benefits of Tomatoes according to organicfacts.net.  Tomatoes are full of antioxidants which help fight against certain cancers and is rich in vitamins and minerals.

  1.  Abundant source of Antioxidants: According to published studies at the Harvard School of Public Health, tomatoes contain a large amount of lycopene that fights against prostate cancer, cervical cancer, stomach, rectum, esophageal and pharynx cancer.  Also it protects against breast cancer and cancer of the mouth.
  2. Rich source of Vitamins and Minerals:   A single tomato can provide about 40% of the daily vitamin C requirement. It also contains abundant vitamin A and potassium, as well as iron.
  3. Reduces Cholesterol and Protects the Hearts:  Lycopene protects the heart by reducing cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
  4. Counters the Effect of Cigarette Smoke:  Coumaric acid and chlorogenic acid in tomatoes fight against nitrosamines which are produced in the body and are the main carcinogens found in cigarettes.  Vitamin A protects the lungs from cancer.
  5. Improves Vision:  Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant.  This vitamin found in tomatoes aids in improving vision and prevents night-blindness and macular degeneration.
  6. Digestive Health:  Tomatoes are full of fiber which helps digesting down foods and reduces constipation.
  7. Lowers Hypertension:  Potassium in tomatoes is a vasodilator, which reduces the tension in blood vessels and arteries.  This mineral helps to increase circulation to the heart which eliminates hypertension.
  8. Manages Diabetes:  Daily consumption of tomatoes reduces the oxidative stress of type 2 diabetes.
  9. Healthy Skin:  Daily consumption protects the skin against UV-induced erythema.
  10. Prevents Urinary Tract Infections:  Tomatoes contain water which acts as a diuretic.  This elimination of toxins from the body helps to prevent UTIs.

Here’s to your Health!

Kim Lowrey, Certified Colon Hydrotherapist

Colon Hydrotherapy Center, Fayetteville, AR

479-571-2656

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