Tomato Juice – 21 A-MA-ZING Health Benefits

Adina444OK, first of all, tomatoes are FRUITS! Yes guys! Tomatoes are not vegetables, but fruits!

Now, back to tomatoes juice. It’s tasty, super-easy to make, and provide a huge variety of health benefits. As I wanna make sure it’s 100% healthy, I squeeze my own tomato juice from fresh tomatoes.

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TOMATO JUICE BENEFITS

01. Increases Fat Burning Capacity

Tomatoes stimulate the production of the amino acid carnitine which has been shown in research to speed the body’s fat-burning capacity by over 30 percent.

02. Maintaining Nutrition
Tomato juice is made by heating, crushing and simmering tomatoes. To maintain nutrition, tomatoes are usually boiled first to inactivate enzymes that decrease vitamin C and other nutrients when tomatoes are crushed. While some foods lose their nutrient content when cooked or juiced, the heating process actually boosts certain of tomatoes’ properties. The lycopene in tomato juice is more bioavailable than it is in fresh tomatoes, thanks to the heat and oil used to produce juice.
03. Nutrient BenefitsThey provide the body with a tremendous amount of natural vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, B7, excellent vitamin C, folate, iron, potassium, magnesium, chromium, choline, zinc, and phosphorus.Canned and bottled tomato juice is often fortified, increasing the levels of vitamins. The U.S. Department of Agriculture notes that 1/2 cup of tomato juice provides 10 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C and 35 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin A. This nutrient-rich beverage also contains B vitamins, potassium and fiber.04. Can reduce Damage By Smoking Including SEcond Hand Smoke

Tomatoes can reduce the amount of damage done to your body by smoking cigarettes or inhaling second hand smoke. Tomatoes contain coumaric acid and chlorogenic acid that work to protect the body from carcinogens that are produced from cigarette smoke.

05. Prevents Kidney And Gall Bladder Stones

They work as a disinfectant to protect the body from diarrhea and prevents the appearance of kidney stones and gall bladder stones in the long term. They also dramatically reduce the incidence of lower urinary tract symptoms.

06. Colon Health

Studies have shown the lycopene in tomato juice reduces a person’s risk for prostate cancer. Low levels of lycopene increase a person’s likelihood of developing colorectal adenomas, considered a precursor for colorectal cancer. The fiber and water content in tomatoes also help keep your colon health.

07. Digestion

Tomato juice improves your digestive system. It has been known to prevent constipation, especially when blended with spinach juice. The mixture activates the liver and contains a great deal of fiber, both effective for preventing constipation. Tomato juice is also a natural antiseptic and can prevent diarrhea and common infections. Some also find it effective for prevent kidney and gall stones.

08. Lower Cholesterol

It should come as no surprise that with all the health benefits of tomato juice, it also helps to lower cholesterol. Raw tomato juice is one of the best treatments there is for reducing high cholesterol levels. It contains a great deal of fiber, which breaks down LDL cholesterol in the body. Tomatoes also contain niacin, which has also shown positive effects on high cholesterol levels.

09. Prostate Health

The lycopene and other protective phytonutrients in tomatoes promote prostate health. The lycopene works in conjunction with carotenoids to prevent prostate cancer. Tomatoes are considered by many to be the single best addition to your diet to protect prostate health.

10. Breasts Health

Breast cancer can also be reduced with tomatoes. Exciting research in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows that higher amounts of carotenoids including alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene, and total carotenoids may have a reduced risk of breast cancer.

11. Pancreatic Health

Studies have shown men consuming high amounts of lycopene and more than a 30% reduction in their risk for pancreatic cancer. There is also evidence that carotenoids and beta carotene, both found in tomatoes, further reduce a person’s risk by more than 40%. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly forms of the disease, so if you are looking to reduce your risk, tomatoes are a great idea.

12. Antioxidant Protection

Tomatoes contain antioxidants, which have proven effective in the battle against cancer. Antioxidants keep inflammation under control, so eating tomatoes can also help with diseases affected by inflammation, such as diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Boosting your antioxidant intake is one of the best things you can do for your health.

13. Heart Disease Risk Reduce

Tomatoes also help prevent and manage heart disease because of their niacin, potassium, folate, and vitamin B6 content. Tomatoes improve homocysteine levels, a chemical in the body that directly damages heart health. Lycopene might also improve cardiovascular health. Studies have shown that diets containing tomatoes can reduce cardiovascular risk by nearly 30%.

New research in the journal Harvard Health Letter  found that diets rich in tomatoes can help prevent stroke. The scientists chalk up the results to tomatoes’ rich lycopene content.

According to Tufts and Boston University researchers, the highest average intakes of lycopene were linked to almost a 30% reduction in the incidence of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease, respectively, according to findings published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

14. Blood Clotting Risk Reduce

Tomato juice reduces the tendency for blood to clot. Though clotting is important when it comes to injury response, it is a negative factor when it comes to internal health. Studies have shown that people with type 2 diabetes who consume tomato juice showed a reducing in blood cell clumping.

15. Anti-Inflammation

Research shows a daily glass of tomato juice lowers a person’s primary marker for inflammation by nearly a third. Free radicals cause excess production of oxidative stress in the system, which triggers inflammation. This inflammation is linked to a variety of chronic diseases, including cancer, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. Drinking tomato juice reduces the damage caused by free radicals, reducing inflammation.

16. Bone Health

Most people associate milk and other dairy foods with bone health, but tomatoes also promote good bone health. Tomatoes contain vitamin K, one of the most important vitamins associated with bone health. Vitamin K activates osteocalcin, which is responsible for anchoring calcium inside of bones.

17. Easing Stress

Eating tomatoes can reduce your stress levels. Daily consumption of tomatoes increased vitamin C in the blood and decreased biomarkers for oxidative stress. The best effects occurred when patients ate gazpacho, a vegetable soup that also includes garlic and cucumbers. After just one week of eating gazpacho every day, study participants showed a 25% increase in vitamin C levels.

18. Better Skin

The positive effects of tomato juice consumption also affect the exterior of your body. Drinking tomato juice on a regular basis improves the health of your skin. Studies in which participants drank two servings of tomato juice per day showed a reduction in acne. Tomato juice also aids in the prevention of skin cell damage. In addition to drinking tomato juice, tomatoes can also be mashed up and used as a facial mask.

19. Healthy Hair

Drinking tomato juice also improves hair health. The vitamin K content in tomatoes not only boosts eye sight, it also promotes healthy hair growth. Many people also notice their hair is stronger and shinier when they begin drinking tomato juice.

20. Strengthens Immune System

Daily consumption of tomatoes is working to increase the proportion of vitamin C in the blood, which inhibits the levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. So drinking tomato juice helps ease tension and stress.

21. Protects Vision And Degenerative Eye Disease

Because tomatoes are a rich source of the phytonutrients beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, they can help improve vision and protect your eyes from degeneration.

Sources: livestrong.com / newhealthguide.org / healthimpactnews.com

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Red tomatoes, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 74 kJ (18 kcal)
3.9 g
Sugars 2.6 g
Dietary fiber 1.2 g
0.2 g
0.9 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.

(5%)

42 μg

(4%)

449 μg

123 μg
Thiamine (B1)
(3%)

0.037 mg

Niacin (B3)
(4%)

0.594 mg

Vitamin B6
(6%)

0.08 mg

Vitamin C
(17%)

14 mg

Vitamin E
(4%)

0.54 mg

Vitamin K
(8%)

7.9 μg

Minerals
Magnesium
(3%)

11 mg

Manganese
(5%)

0.114 mg

Phosphorus
(3%)

24 mg

Potassium
(5%)

237 mg

Other constituents
Water 94.5 g
Lycopene 2573 µg

Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database
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