Do you eat tomatoes ? Of course you can find tomatoes everywhere as part of fruits and vegetables.
Some experts said that tomato is known as a source of power of nutrition, as it contains a large
number of vitamins and minerals that can support our body’s health. But for us as a consumers it
comes to our minds some questions such as : Which one is better, unripe or ripe? Tomatoes that are
ripened in storage with ethylene, plant hormone produced by many fruits and acts as the cue to
begin the ripening process, tend to stay longer, but have poorer flavor than tomatoes ripened on the
plant. They may be recognized by their color, which is more pink or orange than the ripe tomato’s
deep red. Based on the nutrition content, red tomatoes have more vitamin A than green tomatoes.
But in this case, green tomatoes have more protein. Some studies have proven that if you eat
tomatoes everyday, it is beneficial in preventing cancer to 50%. Tomatoes will fight different kinds of
cancer and protect your heart from heart attack. Tomatoes contain various kinds of ingredients. Here
are some of them:
*Lycopene, one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants. It is beneficial to fight different kind of
diseases, most of all to fight cancer.
*Fiber in tomatoes prevents diabetes, asthma, colon cancer, and lowers the amount of cholesterol
from the body.
*Vitamin C and A, antioxidants which fight free radical. They fight against aging, soothe skin and hair.
*Potassium, vitamin B6 has proven effect in lowering cholesterol level, lowering blood pressure and
works against heart disease.
*Vitamin K in tomatoes helps to build bone.
*Chromium and biotin make the body’s ability to process sugar and fat, which may improve fighting
diabetes and help nerve function.
So, here is the fruit of this article , if you consume ripe, unripe or tomato-based food products
(tomato sauce, tomato pasta etc.) they all deliver many nutrients with multiple mechanisms of action
to prevent you from different kinds of diseases, so keep maintining it in your daily diet with the right
amount of servings per day.