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Eat Tomatoes Every day to Get these Amazing Health Benefits

Tomatoes are full of antioxidants and may help fight several diseases and are especially high in lycopene, a plant compound linked to improved heart health, cancer prevention, and protection against sunburns.

Pritam Kashyap
Fresh Red Tomatoes in the Bowl
Fresh Red Tomatoes in the Bowl

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer and are also a great source of Vitamin-C, potassium, folate (Vitamin-B9), and Vitamin-K1. 

Lycopene is the most abundant carotenoid in ripened tomatoes and tomato products such as ketchup, tomato juice, tomato paste, and tomato sauces are the richest dietary sources of lycopene. So why not include in your daily diet? Let’s know more benefits of reddish fruit tomato.  

Health benefits of tomatoes

Good for Heart Health: Heart disease mainly including heart attacks and strokes and increasing evidence from clinical trials suggests that supplementing with lycopene may help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol as stated in PubMed Central. 

Good for Skin as Sunscreen: Tomatoes are considered beneficial for skin health and tomato-based foods rich in lycopene and other plant compounds may protect against sunburn but it's not a substitute for sunscreen, and you don’t put it on your skin. It helps, though, by working on your cells from the inside. 

Can prevent Pancreatic Cancer:  A diet rich in tomato-based products may help reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer, as per the study from The University of Montreal. The researchers have found that lycopene was linked to a 31 per cent reduction in pancreatic cancer risk between men with the highest and lowest intakes of this carotenoid. 

Good for Eyes:  Tomatoes have substances called lutein and zeaxanthin which may help protect your eyes from the blue light made by digital devices like smartphones and computers and may help keep your eyes from feeling tired and ease headaches from eyestrain. 

Tomatoes are full of antioxidants, and may help fight several diseases and are especially high in lycopene, a plant compound linked to improved heart health, cancer prevention, and protection against sunburns. 

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