To-matoe or not To-matoe…

Alright, alright, in this blog we deal with the benefits of TOMATOES.

Tomatoes are considered a fruit rather than a veggie. Tomatoes contain compounds that have been proven to help prevent cancer, heart disease cataracts among other things.

They contain large amounts of vitamin C, providing 40 percent of the daily value (DV). They also contain 15 percent DV of vitamin A, 8 percent DV of potassium, and 7 percent of the recommended dietary allowance(RDA) of iron for women and 10 percent RDA for men.

Tomatoes may be used to help prevent lung cancer due to 2 powerful compounds found in them-coumaric acid and chlorogenic acid. These 2 types of acids are thought to block the effects of nitrosamines. It also contains high levels of Lycopene which no other fruit or vegetable has the high concentration of Lycopene that the tomatoes take pride in. Cancers such as prostate cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, and cancers of the stomach, mouth, pharynx, and esophagus have all been proven to be staved off by high levels of Lycopene.

Tomatoes are considered by far the healthiest of the fruits and veggies with the power to ward off some of the worst known diseases to man. As little as 540 milliliters of liquid tomato or tomato juice tomato juice has the potential to keep a person healthy for life.

Quick healthy snack:
1) 2 medium size tomatoes-wash first!

2) Slice them

3) Drizzle a bit of olive oil all over

4) Drizzle a little balsamic Vinegar all over

5) Squeeze a bit of lemon juice all over

6) Tiny pinch of sea salt all over

7) ENJOY!!!!mmmm