12 Amazing Health Benefits of Tomatoes

benefits of tomatoes

There are numerous health benefits of tomatoes. Tomato has been tried by almost everyone, it might be in soup, salad, juice, eaten as a snack, or other delicacy and also beauty routine. It belongs to the family Solanaceae and the scientific name is Solanium Lycopensicum. Tomatoes got their deep red colour from lycopene, a carotenoid pigment they contain.

Tomato is rich in nutrients and minerals such as Vitamin C, Biotin, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Manganese, Vitamin E, Iron, Chromium, Choline, Potassium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Calcium, Vitamin B6 etc.

benefits of tomatoes

Health benefits of Tomatoes

  • Bone health: Tomato contains Vitamin K and Calcium which is necessary for strong bones and joints and also prevent bone disorders such as osteoporosis.
  • Helps inΒ pregnancy: Folate, one of the nutrient found in tomatoes helps with fetal growth and development and also prevent birth defects and abnormalities.

  • Reduce effects of smoking: Cigarette smoking affect the passive smokers (those that are around the smokers) than the active smokers because passive smokers tend to inhale the fumes more. Tomato contains coumaric acid and chlorogenic acid that that protect the body from carcinogens produced from cigarette smoking.
  • Boosts immune system: Tomato contains Vitamin C and other antioxidants that strengthens immune system thereby preventing infection.

  • Aids digestion: Tomato is rich in fiber and has high water content and so helps with digestion and prevent constipation and indigestion.
  • Anticancer: Tomato is loaded with antioxidants such as lycopene that can help fight cancer cells.
  • Good for vision: Vitamin A in tomatoes improves vision and prevent eye disorders such as cataract.
  • Alzheimer’sΒ disease: Research findings has shown that foods rich in Vitamin E including tomato can slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Heart health: The antioxidants in tomato help prevent, fight heart conditions and improve overall heart health.
  • Promotes sleep: Tomato comprises choline which can help with sleep, memory, learning and muscle movements.
  • Helps with blood clotting: Bleeding can be very dangerous. You can avoid this by eating tomatoes because of its Vitamin K content.
  • Regulate blood sugar level: Tomatoes are low in carbohydrates which mean they have less effect on blood sugar level.

Do you like tomatoes? What other health benefits of tomatoes are you aware of? Thanks so much for reading.

benefits of tomatoes

Sources

http://www.livestrong.com/article/456775-can-tomatoes-raise-blood-sugar-in-diabetics/

https://www.floridatomatoes.org/news-events/10-reasons-why-you-should-be-eating-more-tomatoes/

www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/health-properties-tomatoes

www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=44

This Post Has 93 Comments

  1. myhempnow

    While I love my Tomatoes and eat them simply sliced on a plate with a smidge of salt and pepper or pop the small little beautiful red treats, I knew they were healthy but how healthy they are in the ways you’ve shared is quite surprising to me. I’m glad they have always been in my diet beginning at an early age. Excellent info, thanks! Sarah

    1. I will try the recipe, I’m sure I will like it….. Tomatoes are such super food… Thanks for stopping by.

    1. Owolabi

      Nice post

  2. shaunz

    I love tomatoes. Very informational..thank you xo

  3. Nike Apapa

    Nice post. Very informative I’ll try to eat it raw soon.

  4. nhpureandsimple

    Thanks for sharing this, we usually have a green salad with tomatoes, it’s a main side for dinner.

  5. Rima

    Wow,I wasn’t aware of this benefits.Thanks for sharing.

  6. Anonymous

    So informative, thanks

  7. CaribParent

    Very informative as usual, I live tomatoes in my salad. Didn’t know there were so many health benefits. Thanks for sharing

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  10. justbeingnessa

    Nice post. Well, there’s something a friend told me. She does facial. She said mixing of tomatoes and milk and rubbing on your face is a good facial treatment. I didn’t try it tho, my mum did for like a week. What do u think?

    1. Yes it will definitely make a good facial treatment. Tomatoes has a lot of beauty benefits too. I will write about that soon enough.

  11. queen debby

    So informative dear, thanks for this

  12. BishopTee

    You’ve done justice to the importance of tomatoes. Keep it uo

  13. quirkitcom

    So interesting. Never even knew tamatoes have all these benefits. Im gonna stock up on them now. Hahahaha

    1. Yeah, they do and you should really stock on them, lol. Thanks for reading.

    1. Are you kidding me? Have never seen such a love for tomatoes, lol. Thanks.

  14. Cris

    I love tomatoes but my kids don’t. I am going to let them know about the benefits and I am sure they will look at them in a different way. Thanks for the post. I would love to hear your thoughts on my last post please.
    Have a lovely weekend. xoxo Cris
    http://www.photosbycris.blogspot.com.au

    1. It’s good you love tomatoes and you are ready to educate your children about the benefits. I will check out your post too. Thabsk

  15. thealtamale

    This is a really thoughtful and well written piece in really understandable terms. In sort, it’s ace!

    1. Thanks Kathrin, am sure your pesticide free tomatoes will look so great and will be super healthy. Make sure to eat tomatoes more often. Thanks for stopping by.

      1. KathrinS

        Yes, they’re absolutely great. So tasty and healthy.

  16. Alextrendy

    You have a really nice blog with good posts.

  17. thealtamale

    This is a great piece, and really well-written

  18. beyoubestrong24

    This is great information! I love tomatoes, they’re great with eggs, sandwiches, and salads!

  19. crystalsandcurls

    Um this is AMAZING! I had no idea that tomatoes had this many health benefits to them – I’ll definitely be needing to incorporate them into my skincare routine! Brilliant post lovely x

    1. I’m sure you will get a really flawless and bright complexion by incorporating tomatoes in your skincare regimen.

  20. divadaizha

    Never realized there were so many tomato benefits!

  21. amkhabeer

    I love tomatoes who would have thought there are so many benefits

  22. kusuma

    Including these benefits, tomatoes have one more best benefit, it helps the people who facing Prostate Cancer. By eating tomatoes regularly will prevent prostate cancer. Try to include it in your regular diet. Thank you so much for sharing the info.

  23. Kayode

    Good of you Ade

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