Meet the Tomatoes!

Tomatoes are everywhere around us. Yes, they are also used as accessories for junk food, but they are healthy wherever they are. And if you know how to treat them right and eat them right way, you will benefit from their wealth.

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Tomatoes are good for your eyes

Because they are rich source of beta carotene, lycopene and lutein which are powerful antioxidants that have power to protect the eyes against light-induced damage. Also, the people with high intake of lutein had a reduction in the risk of neovascular for 35%.

As well, the vitamin A that tomatoes have, is fantastic for improving your vision, and if you eat tomatoes, be sure that you eat the best food to prevent the development of night blindness.

Healthy Hair

Daily dose of drinking tomato juice will improve the appearance and texture of your hair. So, i guess your next just will be tomato juice.

Prevent cancer

Tomatoes, with their vitamin C and antioxidants can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer, and also because the lycopene and beta carotene, they are particularly good for prostate cancer prevention and colorectal cancer prevention.

Nutritional Facts

If you look at one standard tomato from 180 grams, you’re looking at 22 vitamins, minerals and antioxidant’s. When you’ll finish with the tomato, you will get daily dose of these vitamins, minerals, and axiotidants. At daily dose needs, it look’s like this:

  • vitamin C – 33%
  • biotin – 25%
  • molybdenum – 20%
  •  vitamin K – 16%
  •  potassium – 12%
  •  copper – 12%
  •  manganese – 11%
  •  fiber – 9%
  •  vitamin A – 8%
  •  vitamin B6 – 8%
  •  vitamin B3 – 7%
  •  folate – 7%
  •  phosphorus – 6%
  •  vitamin B1 – 6%
  •  vitamin E – 6%
  •  magnesium – 5%
  •  chromium – 4%
  •  iron – 3%
  •  zinc – 3%
  •  choline – 3%
  •  pantothenic acid – 3%
  •  protein – 3%

Tomato salads

Tomatoes are great for salads, and in that way you can take them as refreshing part of your day and your lunch, while enjoying in their delicious taste and healthy benefits. We selected 2 very healthy types of tomato salads.

1. Tomato Avocado Cucumber:

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Roma tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 medium sliced onion (we recommend you a red onion)
  • 2 diced avocados
  • 1/2 bunch of chopped cilantro
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • About 2 Tbsp Juice of Lemon (1 lemon)

First, you need to take chopped tomatoes, sliced cucumber, diced avocado, sliced onion and chopped cilantro and place them in a large salad bowl (or whatever).

Then you will put the olive oil and the lemon juice, and you will toss them gently until they combine. Before serving, you need to add salt (on your own measure).

2. Tomato and Watermelon

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. honey
  • kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 8 tomatoes
  • 1/2 small onion (we recommend red onion, again)
  • 12 oz. watermelon
  • 2 oz. feta

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First, in your bowl (let it be large) or whatever you’ll use, combine the lemon juice with oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, hone and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. After that, add your tomatoes, your onion and toss to combine. Then, start tossing the watermelon (you can also toss the watermelon with 2 new ingredients that we didn’t mentioned, and they are: arugula and basil).

At the end, from a personal experience, i recommend you to set this with the feta.
Don’t be afraid to try it. Watermelon is a vegetable, too.

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