Health benefits of tomato juice

Health benefits of tomato juice

 

Tomato, a beautiful red fruit does not just add a tangy flavour to innumerable delicacies; but has several health and beauty benefits to offer. Not just tomato, but its juice is also nutrient-rich and low in calories and fat.

According to the book ‘Healing Foods’ by DK Publishing; one glass of tomato juice contains 74 percent of your recommended daily vitamin C intake. Other key vitamins include K, B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals; such as potassium, manganese and iron.

 

Super antioxidant properties

One of the biggest selling features of tomato juice is its antioxidant properties. It is particularly rich in beta-carotene and lycopene, which are responsible for a tomato’s deep red colour, and has been linked to reduce the risk of developing heart diseases. These powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients defend your body from free radicals that cause damage to your cells.

 

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Helps regularise digestion

Consuming tomato juice regularly may help stimulate the bowel movement, further preventing constipation and boosting digestion. Tomato juice is rich in fibre and functions as a mild laxative that can help prevent constipation. Consumption of this juice can keep constipation at bay.

 

Helps prevent blood clotting

The rich supply of phytonutrients found in tomatoes are known to prevent abnormal platelet cell clumping, which is beneficial for those who are at a risk of heart conditions. You can include it in your daily diet in the form of lunch and dinner.

 

Heart-Friendly

Tomatoes have a high amount of lycopene, vitamin C and E, and beta-carotene, all of which support heart health. Lycopene helps strengthen the walls of blood vessels and remove cholesterol from the blood.

 

A detoxifying agent

Tomato juice works wonders in flushing out the toxin deposition from the body. Moreover, the presence of chlorine and sulphur content helps liver and kidneys to perform their detoxification function better. In fact, tomato juice is contains potassium, which reduces water retention, moreover, it helps the body remove fat-soluble toxins.

 

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Lowers cholesterol

The excess fibre content in the juice helps to break down LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol). The presence of niacin has a beneficial impact on high cholesterol levels.

 

Boosts eye-health

Tomato juice is loaded with phytonutrients like beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin along with vitamin C that are known to protect your eyes from eye problems like age-related macular degeneration and cataract.

 

Makes for a great workout recovery

Tomato juice provides the perfect balance of chemicals to help your body recover from strenuous exercise. So, ditch the fizzy energy drinks and choose to drink the healing juice instead as it is loaded with a lot of health benefiting properties.

Olanike Akinrimisi

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Humanitarian reporter, writer and author

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