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Reasons To Consume Tomatoes Like You Do Other Fruits!

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Tomatoes is one food that almost everyone I know love. Come to think of It, I am yet to see anyone who despises the consumption of this sweetness in one form or another.

These reddish goodness are fruits which almost everyone treats like vegetables; We prepare them as a stew, use them to cook pasta, garnish them with noodles, can be easily sited in most homemade salad and so much more.

Why then do we not buy them like we do oranges, bananas, mangoes and simply consume them directly after giving them a thorough wash? Like, envision a family seated together consuming tomatoes like they would watermelon (not a usual site right?).

I recently became a tomato addict (hope I will not go to jail for that lol); I got some to make my stew and I could not resist munching one and before I could have a grip on my mouth, I was already on my fifth tomato ball.
Ever since then, I eat at least 3 balls every day (me right?) and I am writing this piece to get you to join me!

I will do well to shed light on some amazing health benefits of tomatoes.

About tomatoes

Here is something you should know about tomatoes;
Tomato an edible berry plant has its origin in Central America and West Southern America, it, however, made its way to other parts of the world in the 16th century after the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire.

Here is one versatile fruit that sits well with any form of food and blends well with varieties of recipes. This amazing berry fruit is packed with so many health benefits and its composition is water, carbohydrates, proteins, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, Vitamin A, B1, B2, B5, C, and K. It is highly rich in fiber and antioxidants properties.

Reasons why you should eat tomatoes every day

  • The fiber in tomatoes helps for easy digestion of food. After each meal especially when you’ve had a heavy sort, taking up to two slices of tomatoes will aid circulation thereby promoting digestion.
  • It improves eyesight; vitamin A in tomatoes will prevent eye degeneration and cause an improvement in eyesight.
  • It reduces the risk of cancer; the antioxidant properties in tomatoes such as lycopene and vitamin C can reduce one’s risk of having cancer.
  • Promotes hearts health
  • Promotes eye health
  • Improves skin health
  • Aids weight loss
  • Should be taken during pregnancy; studies have proven that tomatoes are a good source of natural folate. Women before or during pregnancy take its synthetic form ‘folic acid’, they are also advised to consume this fruit which is a great source of the naturally occurring folate. (Folate helps prevent neural tube defects in babies).

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