Technically, Tomato is a fruit but it is used as a vegetable in cooking. Endless number of dishes can be prepared using this vegetable.
This widely used vegetable has many health benefits such as:
Prevent Blood Clots
Tomatoes consists of Vitamin C, lycopene, and niacin, apart from these tomato flesh contains many health benefits. Lycopene and tomato seeds helps prevent blood clots. Drinking tomato juice reduces the risk of blood clots.
Good for Kidneys
Tomatoes work as a disinfectant to protect the body and reduces the risk of Kidney stones. Eating tomatoes without seeds helps to prevent Kidney stone.
Repairs damage of Smoking
Coumaric acid and chlorogenic acid present in tomatoes help to protect the body from carcinogens. Tomatoes can reduce the damage caused to the body due to smoking.
Source of Vitamins
Tomatoes consist of almost 20% of vitamins required by the body such as Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B7 and vitamin C. Moreover, they are rich in minerals such as folate, iron, potassium, magnesium, chromium and zinc.
The diet, irregular food patterns and no exercise assures that the body has a higher concentration of acid that may cause acidosis. The pH balance can be maintained by calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Tomato seeds contains these minerals that helps to maintain pH balance and prevents acidosis.