Friday, December 7, 2012

Tomatoes - The Fresh and Healthy Red Fruit

fresh an healthy tomatoes
The fruit that has a round shape and red color, in addition to tasty to be eaten as fresh fruit and made in ​​juice, is also commonly used as an additional seasoning. Therefore, it is no wonder many people think tomatoes are the types of vegetables, When in fact, tomatoes are included in the fruits group. The fruit that comes from Central and South America, known as the fruits that have benefits in fighting cancer and an useful antidote in skin care. It's not infrequently too, there are many people who consume it as part of a diet program for weight loss.

Antioxidants contained in tomatoes is lycopene. Antioxidants are very useful in the treatment of skin by reducing facial wrinkles and slow aging. Lycopene is an important antioxidant that helps prevent the formation of cancer cells such as prostate cancer, rectal cancer, cancer of the mouth, stomach, and esophagus. Keep in mind that our bodies can not produce lycopene alone. Lycopene in tomatoes have higher numbers than carrots and watermelon. Carotene is a natural component that causes the color in fruits and vegetables. Just like carrots, tomatoes also contain beta carotene which causes the fruit has a reddish color.

In addition to lycopene, tomatoes also contain several types of vitamins and minerals that are useful for maintaining balance and health of the skin, and reduce the amount of excess oil on the face. And also, the acid in tomatoes can help to minimize pores. In addition to smooth the skin, tomatoes are also believed to eliminate the black spots on the face. Therefore, tomatoes are often used to create a mask fresheners.

Here's the nutritional content in 100 grams of fresh tomatoes.
Nutrient Amount
Phosphorus 27 mg
Potassium 360 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Calcium 11 mg
Vitamin C 23 mg
Thiamine 0.06 mg
Vitamin A 1000 ui
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 4 g
Fat 0.2 g
Dietary fiber 1 g
Calorie 20 cal

By chance my face is oily type, this time, I began to like to eat tomatoes. Just like apples, i use the tomatoes as snacks in between large meals. Besides I've eaten in a fresh condition, sometimes I also make tomato juice with carrot mixture. And remember, fruit juices WITHOUT SUGAR is the best way to make juice. Tomatoes will support our diet program for weight loss, because of the fiber and other nutrients, the tomatoes will expedite our metabolic systems. Diet with tomatoes will also accelerate the release of growth hormone when we are sleeping.

Besides useful for skin beauty and support the diet program, tomatoes still has many other benefits. Among them are:
- Maintaining bone health, because tomatoes also contain calcium
- Maintaining blood sugar levels, because tomatoes contain chromium, it's good to be consumed by diabetics.
- Lowering blood cholesterol, because tomatoes contain nicotinic acid.
- Reduces the effects of smoking, because the content of chlorogenic acid and coumaric acids help smokers fight carcinogens, the harmful substances in cigarettes that can cause cancer.

So now that you know the benefits of tomatoes. Are you also interested to consume it? So, what are you waiting for?

Keep Healthy:)


  1. I love tomatoes and I too eat them just plain as a snack. They are far better for us than I thought they were. You have a lot of great information here. Excellent.

    Have a terrific day. :)

    1. Great. This fruit is really good for your health, and to keep you in order to look more beautiful. :)

      Have a terrific day too, Mrs. Sandee.

  2. I like tomatoes, but for some reason I never pick them up when snacking. I should though. My mom has always told that tomatoes are really good for.... For what don't remember!

    Juicing them, with skin? Is there a way to add them to smoothies so tomato taste don't dominate? Because I normally prefer sweeter smoothies.

    Good post, thanks

    1. Let me explain to you, Kat.
      Tomatoes have a very good antioxidant, even the amount of the antioxidants has higher numbers than carrots and watermelon. It's hard for us to get used to without using additional sweeteners when making fruit juice. But the reality is, the fruit has a natural sweetener called fructose, as well as tomatoes.

      Initially, I also lover of sugar. If it's not sweet, then I don't like it. But to run a healthy lifestyle makes me have to reduce the sugar, because of excessive consumption of sugar will cause a lot of terrible disease. Until this time I don't consume a lot of sugar, then my tongue become very sensitive. Sensitive here means, my tongue will taste very sweet taste, although the food I eat contains less sugar. Moreover, I also used to consume coffee and tea without sugar, so I was familiar with a bitter taste.

      What is clear, eating tomatoes is one of the natural way that will make you look more beautiful.
      Thanks for commenting. :)

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