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    Tomatoes belong to the nightshade family and grow on sprawling plants. Tomato sizes can vary from a 5mm to a 6cm in diameter. They come in varied colors too, to enliven a platter; yellow, red, orange, green, and some ornamental colors of black, white pink, purple with patterns and all. Unlike other fruits, tomatoes are slightly bitter and acidic in taste that gets tempered during cooking. They are not used in food preparation for their taste, flavor and color alone, but for the enormous amount of tomato health benefits.
    Lycopene found in tomatoes is widely believed to help in cancer prevention as it is a potent antioxidant. Lycopene help protect cells and other structures in the body from the oxidizing linked damages and free radicals known to damage the white blood cells. More than raw, its the cooked form of tomatoes that breaks down cell walls (of tomatoes) releasing large amounts of concentrated carotenoids. A regular consumption with some fats enables lycopene to be better absorbed. Organic tomatoes and its products have more cancer fighting properties than its counterpart. Lycopene in tomatoes also helps to lower the risk of other forms of cancer, especially prostate, stomach, rectum and lung cancers.
    Another health benefit of tomatoes includes its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants play a major role in preventing heart diseases too, as it reduces the risk of developing atherosclerosis. As tomatoes are rich in potassium, niacin, vitamin B6 and folate, they help to lower high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure, substantially reducing the risk of heart related conditions.
    A rich source of vitamin K it helps in maintaining blood clotting and prevent hemorrhages. Foliate found in tomatoes reduce the risk of a women bearing a child with potential brain defects. Tomato juice and pulp is found in many anti-aging and sunscreen products, hence, a regular consumption of tomatoes will protect the skin against the harmful UV rays, reduce pre-mature wrinkles, heal and soothe sunburns and improve the overall skin texture and tone. As a natural blood purifier, tomatoes help detox the system of all impurities and keep the digestive system healthy by preventing the occurrence of diarrhea and constipation.
    Studies indicate that tomato intake also helps in reducing the risk of developing urinary tract infections, bladder cancer and dissolve gallstones. Consuming tomatoes without the seeds, lowers the risk of forming kidney stones and gallstones. Read more about nutritional facts about tomato.

  • #2
    well, I do know the tomoto cooked with eggs is good for man. and go to the local pharmacy buy yohimbine it can Antioxidants play a major role in preventing heart diseases too,


    • #3
      Do you know that tomato can help cure neuropathy as well?
      Neuropathy refers to the pain and weakness in some specific areas that result from damages in the peripheral nerves.
      The painful feeling in hands or feet is the most common neuropathy symptoms.
      Neuropathy has close connection with the deficiency of nutrients, say, vitamins B which are believed to be crucial for the well-beings of the nerves.
      Tomato is full of vitamin C, B6 and B9 and other great nutrients.
      It's more than a fruit, it's a health cure