HerbHealtH is all about attaining good health via natural & herbal ways. Today, people are well aware of the fact that Herbal alternatives are safe, gentle and work in harmony with the body system as compared to pharmaceutical medicines. The new mantra today is to go natural, as everything around us is too polluted with chemicals and synthetic stuff. The more we use things from Nature's bounty the better it is for our overall health. Let's go back to our roots, by opening up our Grandma's treasure chest box & use what Nature has given us in plenty.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Eating Tomatoes have Multiple Health Benefits!

Eating Tomatoes have Multiple Health Benefits!

Do you know that Tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum), the red fruits provide a plenty of health benefits! These are rich in Vitamin B, C and Ebeta-carotene, as well as the powerful antioxidant called, Lycopene. These are also high in potassium and low in sodium, which helps combat hypertension (high BP) and fluid retention.

The regular consumption of tomato has proved to decrease the levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, thus exerting protective effect against cardiovascular diseases. According to a review article published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, eating tomatoes makes people healthier and decrease the risk of conditions such as cancerosteoporosisUV light-induced skin damage, and cognitive dysfunction. It is said to improve eye health and prevent urinary tract infectionsEating tomatoes has been shown to lessen the risk of gallstones and kidney stones as well! 

Enjoy Eating Red Fruits for Good Health!
Tomato consumption counters the effect of cigarette Smoke owing to it components, namely, coumaric acid & chlorogenic acid, which fight against nitrosamines, the main carcinogens found in cigarette smoke. Also, tomatoes are a Low calorieweight loss food.Tomatoes are great for skin care as well. Being acidic in nature, tomatoes tighten the skin pores, tone up the skin, & impart a natural radiant glow to the skin.

The clinical studies also suggest that tomatoes should be consumed for its nutritional benefits and because it may be a simple and effective strategy for increasing overall vegetable intake.

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