Ingredients
Ingredient: Tomatoes - AsantePlantBased

Ingredient: Tomatoes

- History of Tomatoes:

The tomato has been used as a cultivated food and it comes from the indigenous peoples of Mexico. Many pre-Hispanic cultures used tomatoes at the time of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. After the Spanish encountered the tomato, they transported it to Europe.

Nutrition Facts:

Tomatoes are a good source of potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper. They also have a lot of dietary fiber, protein, and some organic compounds like lycopene that contribute to their health benefits.

- Health Benefits of Tomatoes:

1- Protect the Heart:

The lycopene in tomatoes prevents serum lipid oxidation and this creates a protective effect against cardiovascular diseases. Regular consumption of tomatoes decreases the levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood; these lipids are key for cardiovascular diseases.

2- Skin Care:

Tomatoes aid in maintaining healthy teeth, bones, hair, and skin. Regular consumption protects the skin against UV-induced erythema. They are known for being anti-aging products.

3- Aid in Digestion:

Tomatoes prevent gastrointestinal issues. They have a lot of fiber, so they reduce symptoms of constipation; fiber stimulate peristaltic motion in the smooth digestive muscles and release gastric and digestive juices.

 

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/tomatoes.html

Leave a comment


Login