Are Tomatoes Poisonous For You ?

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Are Tomatoes Good For You?

These are member of the nightshade family.And guys let us tell you, tomatoes were once believed to be poisonous to humans.Yes, but today it's widely accepted that they're actually very healthy. Often this bright red food is mistaken as a vegetable.But guys it's actually a fruit.They come in several different forms - from cherry tomatoes to plum and beefsteak .And we know you enjoy eating them in numerous ways.Including raw or cooked.
But do you know, are they actually any good for you? And should you be eating them as much as you do?Here's everything you need to know.And motivate us by clicking on subscribe button.
First of all, let us discuss this.What vitamins and minerals do tomatoes contain?OK. According to Health line , tomatoes are a major source of lycopene, an anti oxidant.And they also contain beta-carotene, and chlorogenic acid.Now , let us tell you in brief.Beta-carotene is actually, a red-orange pigment which adds color to plants. Plus it is converted into vitamin A.And guys,this is really good for healthy skin and our immune system.Tomatoes are also filled with vitamins such as Vitamin C, potassium, fol ate and vitamin K. Guys,If you eat one average medium size tomato. You will get around 28 percent of your recommended daily dose of Vitamin C.So, If you haven't included tomatoes in your diet, guys start it right now.

Next, let us discuss about health benefits of this bright red fruit!
Tomatoes are rich in nutrients and thus offer a range of benefits to those who eat them.Medical News Today , explains that the benefits vary between type and size of tomato you eat. Yes, for example-cherry tomatoes have higher beta-carotene content than regular tomatoes. So, you can make your choice. But don't worry much , every tomato offers wide range of benefits.They are a good source of Vitamin C.Tomatoes help in fighting with the formation of free radicals which are known to cause cancer. That means - A big No No to Cancer.Well, not just cancers, the vitamins in tomatoes also maintain healthy blood pressure , supports your heart health, supports good digestion, and promote good eye health and help you gain healthy skin, hair and nails. Wow, full of benefits.

Now , what next we need to know ? How do we eat them ?What's the best way to eat this beneficial fruit?

OK , before you start eating tomatoes.First, be clear with what you want to add in your diet. If you are looking to add more lycopene to your diet then go for canned tomatoes. As it is better absorbed from processed products.If you're going to eat fresh tomatoes, make sure to opt for the brightest red ones when you go for shopping. As these red ones have the highest amount of antioxidants.They keep best when left at room temperature and out of direct sunlight. Cooking the tomatoes will also help release the lycopene .And you can serve them with a splash of olive oil. And guys this will help your body to absorb vitamins more easily.Thus, more benefits with right technique!
How many tomatoes should you eat a week?
OK , now coming on the count. NHS recommends eating one medium tomato or seven cherry tomatoes as one portion.It's completely safe to eat a portion of tomatoes everyday.And as an added bonus they are low in calories and have a high water content. So , no need to worry about calories! But it's important to consider the age old saying, 'too much of anything can be bad'.

Can they cause any health problems?

Yes, tomatoes have many benefits, eating too many of them could cause you some problems.One of these is acid reflex, reports FOOD NDTV .Tomatoes contain malice acid and citric acid and consuming too much can lead to acidic reflux. Therefore if you suffer from digestive stress then shouldn't eat too many tomatoes.
Too many tomatoes can also lead to a build up of kidney stones .This is due to the fact that the fruit is rich in calcium and oxalate. Consuming too much lycopene can also be bad for you as it can result in lycopenodermia ,yes , discoloration of the skin .Lycopene is good for you as a general rule, but not in excessive amounts - experts recommend 22 mg per day.So, taking two tablespoons of tomato puree does the work.Eating too many tomatoes can also give you diarrhea.

So, from now on , before you add tomatoes in your diet, keep these things in your mind.And also share any other additional information you have related to tomatoes in the comment section below. and thanks for watching!