I have a friend who for no particular reason doesn’t just like tomatoes, and I never fail to tease him on how much nutrients he’s missing out on whenever he says no to tomatoes.
Tomatoes are packed with essential nutrients that would provide your body with the following functions:
1. THEY HELP MAINTAIN HEALTHY BONES
If you engage in sports or lots of physical activities then you need tomatoes. Tomatoes are good for ensuring strong healthy bones. It’s packed with calcium and vitamin K which are essential nutrients that help in strengthening the bones and also repairing the bone and the bone tissues.
2. GOOD FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
Tomatoes are also essential for pregnant women. It contains folic acid which helps protect against neural tube defects in infants.
3. REDUCES RISK OF BREAST CANCER
A lot of women are faced with the challenge of breast cancer and tomatoes should be your best friend because it contains a high amount of all four major carotenoids; lutein, alpha and beta-carotene and also lycopene — they have been researched to help reduce the risk of breast cancer. So every woman aiming to reduce the risk of breast cancer should make tomatoes her best friend.
4. HELPS FAT BURNING
You want to burn fat? Then tomatoes ought to be your best friend. Tomatoes helps aid the production of amino acid carnitine. Amino acid carnitine has been researched to help fat burning by over 30%.
5. STRENGTHENS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
I’m sure no one wants to fall ill; everyone wants a strong immune system. If you wish for sound health and don’t want to fall ill often then you should find a best friend in tomatoes. Regular consumption of tomatoes has been researched to aid the production of vitamin C in the blood, which will in turn boost the immune system and inhibit the stress hormones.
6. PROVIDES A HEALTHIER HAIR
Some people have terrible hair texture and also poor hair growth. If you fall into this category then you need tomatoes as your best friend. Tomatoes are rich in vitamin K, which is known to improve hair growth and texture.
7. AIDS DIGESTION
Tomatoes also help solve digestive issues. Tomatoes are high in fibre and water content which aid the functioning of the liver and digestive system, and also prevents constipation.
8. IT’S GOOD FOR DIABETIC
Research has shown that regular consumption of high fibre diets like tomatoes help lower blood sugar glucose levels and also improve insulin and blood sugar levels. Now tell me why you shouldn’t love tomatoes.
Many consider tomatoes to be a mere cooking ingredient that would only add flavour and probably taste to a meal. Tomatoes shouldn’t be seen as such; they should be your best friend.