Tomato: A fruit or a vegetable?
Scientifically, the tomato is a fruit. As far as cooking is concerned, some things like tomatoes or bean pods are strictly fruits but still used as a vegetable in savory rather than sweet cooking.
The fruit is enriched with Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, B7, and Vitamin C, folate, iron, potassium, magnesium, chromium, choline, zinc, and phosphorus. Consuming one tomato a day can have an incredibly beneficial effect on your health.
Tomato and its Benefits
The vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, potassium, and choline content in tomatoes support heart heath. Lycopene in tomatoes prevents cholesterol and protect the heart.
Tomatoes help system healthy and prevent constipation and diarrhea. It removes toxins from the body and also prevents jaundice. Tomatoes have a larger amount of fiber content which reduces the chances of constipation. Good amount of fiber consumption also helps to stimulate peristaltic motion in the smooth digestive muscles, and also release gastric and digestive juices.
Tomatoes are a rich source of antioxidants and proven effective against many forms of cancer.
Enriched with Vitamins and Minerals
One tomato can give you 40% of the daily dose of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant which prevents against cancer-causing free radicals from damaging the body’ system. It also has abundant vitamin A and potassium and iron too. Potassium helps in maintaining nerve health and iron is vital for maintaining blood health. Vitamin k controls bleeding.
Rescue from Cigarette Smoke
Two main elements of tomatoes, coumaric acid, and chlorogenic acid, which fights against nitrosamines which are produced in the body by the cigarettes and also fight against lung cancer.
Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin A and help in improving vision prevents night-blindness and macular degeneration.
Good for skin
You can use tomato juice as an astringent. It shrinks the open pores, take one spoonful of tomato juice and add 4-5 drops of lemon juice and apply on your face with a cotton roll. Wash away from lukewarm water to shrink the open pores.
Deal with acne. Tomato has the ability to fight against acne. Apply mashed tomato or tomato juice all over your face and rinse after an hour and apply a moisturizer. You can see better results with regular use.
Rub tomato slices into the blackhead affected areas and get rid of those unwanted blackheads.
Reduce the excess of oil secretion, mix tomato and cucumber juice together and apply it on your face using a cotton ball and you will see the difference in just a few days.
Get fairer skin with tomato juice and add honey to it to get a glowing complexion.
Benefits of tomato do not only limit to a good fruit or to a great vegetable but it also has bleaching agent which can make your skin fairer and spotless.
So, eat healthy and stay healthy. What happens inside will reflect outside.
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