The health benefits of Tomatoes
Whether you cook them or eat the raw tomatoes have amazing ingredients which are beneficial to the body.
Tomatoes contain antioxidant - lycopene – which helps to mop up damaging free radicals in the body that can harm our cells Lycopene may help to ward against: prostate cancer, breast cancer, stomach cancer and age related macular degeneration
Tomatoes contain a high volume of water, and they’re refreshing in salads on hot days.
They’re low in calories too, with around 14 kilocalories per 100g – approximately one and a half classic tomatoes, or five to six cherry tomatoes.
Cooking tomatoes boost the health effects. Cooked or heat processed tomatoes contain more lycopene, because cooking helps to release lycopene from the tomato cells.
Tomatoes are naturally low in sodium, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories. Tomatoes also provide thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus and copper, all of which are necessary for good health.