We often eat these aromatic and tasty fruits. But did anyone think, once again biting off a slightly salted piece, what are the beneficial properties of a tomato?
Tomatoes are a storehouse of minerals. They include:
- Calcium is essential for a growing body as it strengthens bones, teeth and nails.
- Potassium - our heart cannot do without it, besides, potassium removes excess fluid from the body.
- Iron - improves immunity, is necessary for the formation and increase in the level of hemoglobin in the blood.
By eating tomatoes, we get B vitamins, vitamins E, K and C, as well as substances such as lycopene and serotonin.
It should be remembered that when cooked, some of the beneficial properties of the tomato are significantly reduced. Tomatoes are best eaten fresh in combination with vegetable oil, fresh tomato juices are also good.
Tomatoes are a low-calorie product and are perfect for people who are watching their weight. But people with allergies should limit the use of tomatoes or replace them with yellow tomatoes.