Sometimes, it's also eaten alone as a salad or snack. Tomatoes are cut into pieces and sprinkled with a little sugar. Hmm, tasty and healthy.
The striking compound is the content of beta-carotene, especially lycopene, that the body turns into vitamin A. Together with vitamins C and E, it makes tomato have antioxidant properties.
Research suggested lycopene would be optimally absorbed after being processed either into soup or tomato sauce. So, add the tomatoes to the dish if necessary.
The report from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute said men consuming ten servings of tomato-based foods were rarely affected by prostate cancer. It's estimated that due to lycopene content.
Not only prostate cancer, research from the University of Illinois also showed tomatoes could avoid the symptoms of uterine cancer, also cancer of the stomach, colon, rectum, and pancreas.
A study of European men showed that those who in their bodies had higher levels of lycopene were rarely having a heart attack. Salicylic acid content was also able to prevent blood coagulation.
Vitamin B3 is able to smooth the skin because it can improve blood circulation so that the skin gets adequate food supply.
Acne affairs can also be conquered with tomatoes because the tomatine substance is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. The trick is tomatoes that have been split are fairly applied to the face. Let it dry. After that, rinse your face with cold water.
Tomatoes rich in fiber, water, and minerals help the digestive process. The minerals stimulate salivation to increase appetite. The malic and citrate acid contents help prevent the formation of gallstones. With the anti-inflammatory nature thanks to tomatine substance, tomatoes can prevent appendicities and inflammation in respiratory tract.
Tomatoes can help prevent gout. Vitamins A and C in tomatoes can increase endurance.
Those who suffer from inflammations such as osteo- and rheumatoid arthritides, as well as those who suffer from asthma and bronchitis shouldn't use tomatoes as it might aggravate the diseases.
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