Tomato, controversial for being a fruit or vegetable, has long been part of Indian as well as international cuisines.So common, that sometime we forget their health benefits which are so many that really surprises us.

  1. Protection from dreadful diseases: The Lycopene present in tomato is known to prevent prostate tumor.Epidemiologists recommend the consumption of tomato as it helps lower the possibility of prostate cancer. High fiber content present in tomatoes, that to when consumed in a raw form are known to  bring down the risk of colorectal cancer.It is also a rich source of vitamin C.

    Potassium content in tomato helps to control blood pressure. The fibre, potassium, vitamin C and choline content in tomatoes all bolster the heart’s well-being. Tomatoes additionally contain folic corrosive, which keeps the homocysteine levels under control. Tomatoes help bring down the blood sugar level in people with type1 diabetes. Fibre present in tomato relieves constipation and helps in proper bowel movement. 
  1. Eye health: B-Carotene present in tomato is beneficial for eye problems.
  1. Skin: Vitamin C present in tomato helps in reduction of skin problems like wrinkles,hanging skin, blemishes etc. 
  1. Pregnancy: Folic acid, an important dietary requirement for pregnancy can be received from tomato.

 In this way tomato has proved to be a very important dietary supplement beneficial for human health and well being.

-Dr. Sangeeta

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