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Tomato Juice Health Benefits

Posted on January 12, 2015 | No Comments on Tomato Juice Health Benefits

Tomato is a very popular vegetable used by people in their dishes. Filipinos usually eat them raw as a condiment. Tomatoes are actually a kind of fruit berry. Aside from the variety of recipes or viands that can be made using tomatoes, it is also made in to a juice by extracting or squeezing its fluid from the fruit. The juice is rich, tasty, and filled with health benefits.

The tomato per se is an abundant source of Vitamins A and C. The juice therefore helps improve vision and strengthen the immune system. Drinking tomato juice also help lower Cholesterol because it contains fiber, which breaks down LDL cholesterol in the body as well as niacin or vitamin B3 which help stabilize cholesterol levels. The tomato juice helps in losing weight by keeping bodies hydrated. Its low sodium and high fiber content further help dissipate hunger.

Tomato juice also helps correct irregular bowel movement and prevents constipation. It also improves digestive system and serves as a natural antiseptic for preventing diarrhea and common infections. Tomato juice is rich in niacin, potassium, folate, and Vitamin B6 which help break down homocystene, that can damage blood vessel walls and causes various heart disease. It also contains lycopene that can improve cardiovascular health.

Lycopene accounts for the red colour in tomatoes. It is a fat soluble antioxidant that helps fight different types of cancer such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, coronary artery disease, pancreatic cancer and also atherosclerosis. This antioxidant also helps help with diseases affected by inflammation, such as diabetes, asthma, and heart disease by eliminating the free radicals in the body to keep a person young and energetic. Tomatoes also contain chlorine and sulphur which help detoxify the body that in turn helps the liver and kidneys to function properly. Finally, the vitamins and iron in tomato juice help improve skin and hair.

As shown in the foregoing discussions, the tomato juice has a complete range of health benefits, hence it is highly recommended by nutritionists and doctors alike.

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