The benefits of consuming tomatoes
Tomato paste: the tool against aging
Since the beginning of the twentieth century, the tomato paste is an indispensable ingredient in the kitchen. In the age of the explosion of beauty products, it has been proved that it has other less known benefits. A recent study performed on tomato concentrate and which was coordinated by Professor Fiorenzo Paston, a nutrition specialist and vice president of the Order of Italian Biologists, reveals the properties of this product. The latest trend in skin care is not necessarily a cream or a luxury lotion, but rather a tomato paste. This is the surprising conclusion reached by the research team. The analysis emphasized the extremely high amount of lycopene contained in tomato concentrate and the number of vitamins A, C, E and PP and minerals (potassium, calcium, phosphorus and iron) present in this product.
Prostate cancer: after some recent studies conducted in England, it has been proved that men who frequently consume tomatoes are at a lower risk of developing prostate cancer by 40%. This is a huge percentage considering that the rate of healing those who suffer from this disease ranges between 30 and 40%.
Bone diseases: thanks to its rich content in minerals and vitamins, tomatoes balance the metabolism of the bone tissue and hormonal influences on the bone, making it stronger, thus decreasing the risk of osteoporosis.
Heart diseases: it is still not known the exact mechanism of action, but tomato consumers are protected from heart attack and cardiac arrhythmias.
Obesity and type II diabetes are successfully controlled by eating tomatoes. This does not mean that if you eat only tomatoes, you will remove the extra kilos, but a balanced diet containing a tomato per day will significantly help in the fight against extra pounds.
Thrombophlebitis: featuring anti-inflammatory properties, the tomato protects the blood vessels and prevents thrombosis. But pay attention, do not try to treat thrombosis (a disease which has already appeared) by eating tomatoes, because this condition is a medical emergency, so it is wise to present yourself to the doctor as soon as possible.
General infections: Comprising one of the most powerful antioxidant - lycopene , tomatoes boost the immune system, helping the body to fight against infections. Also, they are indicated to the elderly and children, especially because they do not have a well-developed immune system (children) or optimally functional (elderly).
Cancer is generally prevented. Lycopene protects the cellular DNA, thus preventing the action of various mutagen factors (carcinogen) at this level. While preserving the DNA integrity, the cells do not undergo atypical changes with an increased cancer potential.
Rheumatism: through the same anti-inflammatory properties, the tomatoes improve the rheumatic disease.
Tomatoes have other benefits, besides the most important ones which were mentioned above, being effective in influenza, insect bites, acne, blackheads, urinary infections and kidney stones, constipation, smoking effects etc.