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What Do Tomatoes Contain?

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
What Do Tomatoes Contain?

I hardly know a person who doesn't like Shopska salad. In a Shopska salad there are of course - tomatoes! This vegetable, in addition to being very tasty and almost always present in every household, it is also very good for our health.

Pink tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, Roma tomatoes - there are a large number of varieties of tomatoes, but this delicious red vegetable has many useful properties, because it is full of vitamins, minerals and other substances needed by the body to function normally.

Tomatoes also contain malic, tartaric and citric acid.

It is important to know, that unlike other products, tomatoes are much more healthy when processed than raw. They contain a powerful antioxidant called lycopene. This antioxidant has anti-cancer effects, preventing DNA mutation and cancer cell division.

When combined with vegetable fats, tomatoes are better absorbed by the stomach. Lycopene is the "culprit" for the bright red color of tomatoes.

Tomatoes also contain fructose and glucose. In the composition of tomatoes we can also find:

- Iodine;

- Zinc;

- Iron;

- Vitamin A;

- Vitamin B2;

- Vitamin B6;

- Vitamin K;

- Vitamin PP;

- Vitamin E;

Tomatoes help the nervous system to work properly. They also help with depression.

Tomatoes contain few calories, so it's a good idea to eat them when you're on a diet. The high content of vitamins and minerals help in the fight against weight gain.

It is good to drink tomato juice half an hour after a meal.

Regularly include tomato soups, stuffed tomatoes or tomato salads in your menu.

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