Tomato is one of the most commonly used items in the household in various cultures and with different recipes. Still, it is a part of our life, and today we will talk about its benefits and some interesting facts about it.
Tomato is unique in a way that people used it as a Vegetable, but shockingly ‘Tomato is a fruit’.
There are many things about it that makes it so important that people start using it daily in their food because one of the benefits of tomato is that it helps in digestion and that’s how all the confusion started of it being a Vegetable.
Our Ancestors, after noticing the digestion benefits of tomato, starts cooking it in the food for aid in digestion and now we end up thinking tomato as a vegetable.
Almost all the countries in the world use it in different dishes and different styles, but most of them have it. India is the number 1 country in consuming tomato. Let’s jump on to the benefits of tomato in the human body. Here are some health benefits of tomatoes.
Health benefits of tomatoes
As we already discussed the role of tomato indigestion, let’s talk about the action of it. Tomato contains Antacids which neutralizes the acids in the stomach and relieves in heartburn.
- Improves Vision:
It contains a fair amount of ‘Vitamin A’ which helps in improving vision, especially vision at night as vitamin A deficient persons suffer from night blindness.
- Lowers Blood Pressure:
High Blood pressure is one the leading cause of heart-related death and one of the most common morbidities in the world.
Regular exercise and a healthy diet can help us preventing high blood pressure or hypertension. Tomatoes are one of the foods that help in lowering blood pressure, and patients suffering from hypertension should use tomatoes in their diet.
Tomatoes are a good source of Antioxidant( uses in fighting against oxidant ). Antioxidants are the chemicals that kill oxidants and prevent oxidants from damaging our body cells and DNA: the more antioxidants, the fewer chances of our body to be infected or injured.
- Prevents UTI’s:
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s) are one of the most common infections, especially in women. The symptoms of UTI include.
- ~ Burning micturition.
- ~ Increase in the frequency of urination.
- ~Increase in the intensity of urination.
- ~ Pain in loins. Tomatoes can prevent UTI’s from happening and thus a good diet for women.
- Decrease Cholesterol:
Tomatoes decrease cholesterol to some extent and good in patients of high cholesterol.
Keep using tomatoes in your daily life and stay healthy.
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