Health Benefits Tomatoes
Alright, so we all know the hype about tomatoes not being a “veggie.” But, do know the amazing health benefits of tomatoes? For starters, it would be a huge mistake to neglect tomatoes as a part of a healthy diet.
Studies have proven that health benefits from tomatoes aid in preventing cancer, heart disease as well as high cholesterol. Tomatoes, like green peppers, consist of Lycopene which is an anti-oxidant that can flush out the harmful free radicals inside of your body. This anti-oxidant is actually derived from the rich redness of the tomato. The process of cooking breaks down the cell walls, helping to release the lycopene. Eating tomatoes with a little bit of fat, such as olive oil, helps Lycopene to be better absorbed by the body.
In addition to these benefits, a double blind study found that drinking a glass of tomato juice a day can reduce blood levels of TNF-alpha by 34 percent. TNF-alpha causes inflammation. High levels have been found in individuals with most chronic, degenerative diseases such as heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease.
Last but not least, one whole medium tomato contains only 22 calories! Meaning, this is a safe option to include in your meals so that you can get full, without adding too many unwanted calories to your food.
So, what does this have to do with our products? Well, just a little alarita goes a long way! Our salsa is chop full of these yummy health benefits. Whether a veggie or a fruit, add some of our salsas to your meats, omlettes and salads and reap the health benefits just the same!