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5 Health Benefits Of Tomato You May Not Know

Diabetes

Tomato

Diabetes

Tomato can be used by patients with diabetes to control their blood sugar level. Because of the low presence of carbohydrate content, tomatoes play a significant role in reducing blood sugar levels. Basically, controlling carbohydrate is the major issue when it comes to diabetes management. It also helps patients suffering from diabetes to lose weight.

Skin care

Another benefit of tomato is that it provides the best defense to keeping skin looking young. Tomato contains an age-defying ingredient called lycopene which reduces wrinkles by neutralizing free radicals that age the skin. If you intend having a smooth skin that shines like a diamond, eat tomatoes often.

Vision

The presence of Vitamin A in tomato helps to improve the human vision. Research has also shown that lycopene present in ocular tissues help prevent light-induced damage to the retina. Vitamin C known as Vision protector is also present in tomato. Do you want to improve your vision? Start consuming a considerable amount of tomatoes today.

Cancer

The chances of prostate cancer in men can be lessened by consuming tomatoes. The red fruit helps a lot in reducing the chances of colorectal cancer and stomach cancer. Colorectal cancer is the development of cancer in the colon or rectum (parts of the large intestine). Lycopene help guard the DNA in the cells from damage that can result in cancer.

Anti-Oxidant

Tomatoes contain vitamins A and C which act as anti-oxidant that neutralizes dangerous radicals in the bloodstream. Tomatoes contain high levels of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that supports the immune system.

Note that the cooked tomatoes produce more lycopene than the raw tomatoes. So if you intend consuming tomatoes for the sake of lycopene, always go for the cooked tomatoes

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2019-07-16