Tomato is a popular and versatile food that comes in over a thousand different varieties that vary in shape size and color. We consume tomato in diverse ways, as an ingredient in many dishes, sauces, salads, and drinks. They are prepared and served like other vegetables, which is why included in A-Z List of the World’s Healthiest Foods. Cooking tempers the acid and bitter qualities in tomatoes and brings out their warm, rich sweetness. Tomatoes are widely known for their outstanding antioxidant content, and rich concentration of lycopene. Researchers have recently found an important connection between lycopene, its antioxidant properties, and bone health. Tomatoes provide an excellent amount of vitamin C and beta-carotene; a very good amount of the mineral manganese; and a good amount of vitamin E.
Reduces risk of Heart disease. Tomato intake, decreases total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglyceride levels.
Beneficial in cancer. Tomatoes can definitely help lower risk of prostate cancer in men.
Diets that include tomatoes reduced risk of some neurological diseases (including Alzheimer’s disease) in multiple studies.
Tomato-containing diets have also been linked in a few studies with reduced risk of obesity.
How to enhance your beauty:
Just consume tomato and tomato products. It is believed that consuming tomato and tomato products will give you a healthy and beautiful skin.
For glowing skin:
Tomato contains high amount of Vitamin C which is known to brighten skin. So, just apply tomato juice or rub tomato halves on your skin that results in healthy looking skin.
Treats open pores:
Add four drops of tomato juice to 1 tablespoon of water and apply it on your face with the help of a cotton ball. Gently massage your skin with this mixture and leave it on for 15 minutes. Regular application of this will shrink the pore size.
Improve skin conditions:
Tomato seed oil is the newest addition to the line of natural carrier oils and is excellent for treating several skin conditions. Use a moderate quantity of oil to massage the affected areas of your skin. Leave it overnight and wash it off the next day. You can also add this oil to your facial creams, moisturizer and scrubs, to keep the skin soft and smooth.