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


  • 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.