- Calories Control.
Every day facing problems related to calories and getting depressed or sad for not able to eat food which you love. But it can all be controlled once we know how to control those irritating calories. There are many food options such as fruits and veggies and also in that also there are some veggies which are healthy but not in taste. So, then Tomatoes comes for the rescue. For every 100 gm of tomatoes that you consume, your calorie intake remains quite minimal with a measly 18 calories. With a low-fat percentage and a zero-cholesterol level, tomatoes are the perfect food for dieters.
- Healthy body.
Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and have scientifically proven that 21% of antioxidant in contained in tomato, which also helps is removing toxins from the body. Tomatoes help increase the resistance of the body to infection. They contain moderate amounts of many vital B-complex vitamins such as folates, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin as well some essential minerals like iron, calcium, manganese and other trace elements.
- Good for heart and eyes.
Niacin, a component found in tomatoes, is well known for its ability to bring down the high levels of cholesterol. In addition to Niacin, dietary fibre also does its part in lowering the amount of cholesterol in the body. It also keeps the blood sugar level down. Tomatoes are also rich in B6, potassium and folates. These work as agents to convert the homocysteine present in the body into harmless molecules. If Homocysteine exists in high levels, there is an increased risk of the body succumbing to a heart attack or a stroke.
- Good for skin.
Tomatoes also contain Lycopene which is a unique phytochemical and flavonoid antioxidant. This antioxidant property in tomatoes helps against UV rays which damage the skin. Lycopene is actually more available to the body when tomatoes are cooked, so cooked or canned tomatoes are just as nutritious for you as raw ones.