We use tomatoes raw, cooked, dried or as a sauce in many places in our diet. Dietitian and Life Coach Tuğba Yaprak gave information about the subject.
Benefits of Tomato
It is protective against heart and vascular diseases and also minimizes the risk of stroke.
Thanks to the vitamin C, lycopene and other antioxidants in its content, it can help fight the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.
– Helps in reducing kidney and gallstones.
-Relieves constipation by ensuring the regular functioning of the intestines.
The lycopene in tomatoes helps regulate blood pressure.
Tomatoes are also rich in potassium, a mineral known to lower blood pressure levels.
-According to a study, tomato juice; It is said to help significantly reduce body weight, body fat, and accumulated fat around the waist. It has also been said that it can contribute to weight loss and lower cholesterol levels. In addition to being a great source of antioxidants, tomatoes are also rich in fiber and a low-calorie vegetable. Thus, they increase the feeling of satiety and reduce calorie intake, thus aiding in weight loss.
-Protects skin health. They help heal large pores, treat acne, soothe sunburn, and rejuvenate dull skin. The antioxidants in tomatoes, especially lycopene, treat cellular damage and skin inflammation. It also gives freshness to the skin.
-Tomato contains lycopene, lutein, beta-carotene and a group of phytochemicals called carotenoids, thus helping to protect eye health.