The Health Benefits Of Tomatoes
Ripe red tomatoes can come in many different forms. It can come fresh, canned, crushed, paste, sauced, mini, diced, and cherry. Fresh, cooked, steamed, or sautéed, tomatoes deliver an amazingly large amount of lycopene. Most western diets receive upwards of 80% of their lycopene from tomato products. The redder the tomato the more lycopene is present. So, when you are out picking in your backyard garden only pick the reddest tomatoes.
- Nutritional Info:
Caloric Ratios: 79% Carbs, 9% Fats, 12% Protein
Estimated Glycemic Load: 2
Vitamin Benefits: High in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E.
Mineral Benefits: High in Potassium, and Manganese.
- Body Benefits:
Make sure that your lycopene intake is paired with fat. Fat allows up to 4x more absorption of lycopene. Vitamin E benefits the body by protecting the brain from Alzheimer’s disease and protects Vitamin A and other lipids from being damaged by the digestion process. Vitamin A, or lycopene, is antioxidant-rich in kidney health benefits and lung health. It protects against certain cancers and helps with bone growth.