Eating Tomatoes Reduce Heart Disease
Below are some of the benefits of eating tomatoes
Research shows that eating enough of tomatoes can help to reduce the risk of certain cancers such as stomach, lung and prostrate cancers. The cancer fighting substance in tomatoes is said to be lycopene which is said to be responsible for the red color. Cooking tomatoes help to break down and release lycopene from tomatoes.
Protect against blood clots
Blood clotting is known as thrombosis and drinking like eight ounces of low-sodium tomato juice daily can help to reduce the risk of blood clotting.
Reduce blood level of TNF-alpha
TNF-alpha causes inflammation. High concentration of TNF-alpha has been found in individuals with diseases such as cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease and Alzheimer. However, drinking a glass cup of tomato juice daily has been found to reduce TNF-alpha immensely.
Reduce heart disease
Eating like eight to ten serving of tomato is found to reduce the risk of contracting cardiovascular diseases by twenty nine percent. This is possible because tomatoes contain nutrients such as folate, niacin, lycopene, vitamin A, B, C among others that are known to lower the risk of heart disease.
Tomato also helps to ward off diseases such as diabetes and atherosclerosis.
Prevent DNA fro free radicals
Tomatoes are rich in vitamin A and C which are powerful antioxidant that prevent DNA from damaging free radicals.