Many a times we turn to medical institutions or specialized doctors to perfect our body outside as well as the inside. The artificial improvements to the body have drastic effects on the body at a later stage in life. So nothing beats natural health. We get to enjoy the nature and ourselves.
One of the recently discovered natural resource is Tomatoes. Belonging to the nightshade family they were widely thought to be poisonous in the early 1800s. But Col. Robert Gibbon Johnson ate a basket full of tomatoes and proved it otherwise. Now scientist have found our many other benefits of tomatoes other than just the sweet taste.
1. Tomatoes help preventing many types of cancer which include cervix, colon, rectum, stomach, mouth, esophagus and pharynx.
2. Not only do tomatoes prevent the start of certain cancer, it also stops the growth of pre-existing cancer cells.
3. An entire glass of tomato juice contains rich Lycopene which is an antioxidant that acts as a neutralizer that keeps the body free from radical.
4. While cooking vegetables and fruits, they lose their mineral and vitamin potency. But unlike these vegetables and fruits, cooking increases the Lycopene potency.
5. LDL cholesterol and triglycerides are one of the major reasons for heart diseases and fatty deposits in the blood vessels. Tomatoes reduce the levels of these chemicals, saving us from cardiovascular diseases. It also prevents the body from contracting diseases like gall stones, urinary tract infection, type 2 diabetes and hypertension.
6. Tomatoes contain most of the Vitamin C that we consume to be healthy. It is rich in vitamin and minerals like vitamin K and A, which improves eyesight. It also contains iron and potassium which keeps the blood and nerves healthy.
7. Tomatoes also proves to reverse the effect of carcinogens from smoking. It is regardless whether you are the smoker or a victim to second hand smoking. Tomatoes also regulates removal of toxins from the gut. It prevents jaundice, diarrhea and even constipation.
8. Lastly tomato helps retain the youth and health of the skin. Many topical lotions of the mordern world use extracts from tomatoes to help severe sun burns too.