Tomatoes are now the fourth most popular fresh-market vegetable behind potatoes, lettuce, and onions. A tomato is a nutrient-dense superfood that offers benefit to a range of bodily systems. Its nutritional content supports healthful skin, weight loss, and heart health
HEALTH BENEFITS OF TOMATOES
- protect heart health
Tomatoes contain an antioxidant called lycopene, which is responsible for their red color.
- Improve you vision
Lycopene is also good for your eyes. And that's not the only peeper-protective nutrient in tomatoes; they contain lutein and beta-carotene as well.
- Boost digestive health
The fluid and fiber in tomatoes may be helpful if you're prone to constipation.
- Guard skin health
A 2011 study found that the combination of tomato paste and olive oil protected against sun damage, and boosted the production of pro-collagen, a molecule that gives the skin its structure and keeps it firm and youthful.
- Protect against cancer
Observational studies have found links between the superstar compound lycopene and fewer incidences of prostate, ovarian, lung, and stomach cancers.