Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Health benefits of tomatoes include treating urinary tract infections, skin ailments and diabetes, lowering hypertension, and they are also good for gut health and eyesight. Tomato is considered both a vegetable and fruit and forms an integral part of cuisine round the globe. It boosts the health of a person if consumed daily. It contains numerous antioxidants which combat various types of cancer. Also tomato is rich in minerals and vitamins and also protects the heart from cardiovascular diseases. Also, tomato prevents urinary tract infections and hypertension, and promotes eye health.

Health Benefits of Tomatoes:

Health benefits of tomatoes have been known to mankind from ancient times. Following are some benefits of tomatoes:

  • If tomatoes are consumed in large amount, they help in improving the texture and color of the skin.
  • Also, tomatoes are good blood purifiers.
  • They help in the cases of congestion of liver and also dissolve gallstones. They also protect liver from cirrhosis.
  • Tomatoes act like a natural antiseptic and hence protect from infections. Nicotinic acid present in tomatoes help in reducing blood cholesterol levels thereby preventing heart disorders.
  • Vitamin K present in tomatoes help in preventing hemorrhages.
  • Tomatoes contain lycopene. Lycopene is the red pigment present in tomatoes. It acts as a powerful antioxidant which fights cancer cells.
  • According to the studies of American Medical Association, daily consumption of tomatoes decreases the oxidative stress in type 2 diabetes.
  • Tomato helps in reducing the risk of developing hypertension.
  • Vitamin A in tomato aids in preventing macular degeneration and night blindness, and in improving vision.

Nutritional Values of Tomatoes:

Following are the nutritional values present in 100 grams of tomatoes:

  • Calories – 20
  • Protein – 1 gram
  • Potassium – 360 mg
  • Phosphorus – 27 mg
  • Iron – 0.6 mg
  • Calcium – 11 mg
  • Vitamin C – 23 mg
  • Thiamine (Vitamin B) – 0.06 mg
  • Vitamin A – 1000 I.U

5 thoughts on “Health Benefits of Tomatoes

  1. Alton Schyff

    We can see tomatoes in all forms, nowadays: either packed, canned or bottled. Tomatoes are now eaten freely throughout the world, and their consumption is believed to benefit the heart among other organs. They contain lycopene–one of the most powerful natural antioxidants. In some studies, lycopene, especially in cooked tomatoes, has been found to help prevent prostate cancer but other research contradicts this claim. Lycopene has also been shown to improve the skin’s ability to protect itself against harmful UV rays. Natural genetic variation in tomatoes and their wild relatives have given a genetic treasure trove of genes that produce lycopene, carotene, anthocyanin and other antioxidants.

  2. cathrene mcloughlin

    To whom it may concern..

    My daughter is only 18 years old with a slight chance of having Huntington and she is for the past 3weeks in Tygerburg Hospital in Cape Town South Africa … I am writing to you because I have a strong feeling from my own personal reserch that most the people with Mental illness hate Tomatoes… I feel there is a link?

    Please write back if you can tell me the brake down of the Tomatoe..

    Kind Regards

    Cathrene Mcloughlin

    1. Kayla F

      Most people dont like tomatoes i dont know why I find them delicious and who wouldnt want to eat something that has that much value

  3. syed wasi nawab

    Does eating more tomato every with inside seed makes stone problem,that is what i heard from people,how much is this correct,basically for children eating tomato with seeds.

  4. Oliver

    ey, strange, but last summer I grew tomatoes and ate them at a rate of about 2 or 3 everyother day…my general feeling of health improved during the summer months. So waiting to do my test again this year, tomatoes should be ready in a couple of weeks here.

    Also, one of my favorite sayings is: What are the two things money can’t buy? True love and home grown tomatoes!

    I don’t think the tomatoes bought during the off season from hot houses are any good either, the tomatoes from Mexico are good though…but most of them go to California and Texas I believe.

    Just had to share my thoughts about tomatoes benefiting health possibly in more ways the we know.
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