Eating healthier and having a better diet are goals for many of us, but it can be a lot more challenging than it sounds. Eating healthier is easier said than done, seemingly ‘healthy’ foods are sometimes concealing hidden salts and fats that actually make them worse for you than foods that are notorious for being ‘bad’ for you. However, this is something that you don’t need to worry about with tomatoes because tomatoes are food for health.
Not only are tomatoes delicious (especially those from R&L Holt!) but they are filled with vitamins and nutrients that will keep your body healthy. The average tomato has only 0.2g of fat and is made up of vitamin C and E as well as a staggering 237mg of potassium. Whether eaten raw or cooked, tomatoes offer the same benefits no matter how they are enjoyed, so including them in your favourite dishes will make them much healthier.
There are a number of health benefits that come with eating tomatoes, such as:
- Lowering the risk of some cancers
- Lowering the risk of heart disease
- Helping to maintain a healthy immune system
As well as being great for your health, eating tomatoes also helps to combat diseases such as vascular diseases, liver diseases and inflammatory bowel diseases. This is due to the beneficial antioxidants that are rampant in tomatoes protecting cells in your body.
There are many positive aspects of eating tomatoes, besides their great taste, and even more reason to incorporate tomatoes into your daily diet!