Efficacy and Benefits of Tomatoes
If traced its history, or Lyopercisum esculentum tomato was originally discovered in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia. In France, the tomato is called ‘love apples’ or pomme d’amour. Said to be the apple of love, because the tomato is believed to be able to recover from impotence and increase sperm count and increase the agility of his movements.
Tomatoes are also widely used for cooking, like soups, juices, pasta, dllnya. It was a bit sour and even make your appetite increase. Further research by DR. John Cook Bennett of Wiloughby University, Ohio, as the first to examine the benefits of tomatoes, in November 1834, shows that tomatoes can treat diarrhea, attacks of bile, digestive disorders and restore liver function. Other researchers from the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland, also found other benefits of tomatoes. According to him, yellow gel that surrounds tomato seeds can prevent clumping and blood clots that can lead to heart disease and stroke.
It is also recognized by a doctor of nutrition, Dr. Leane Suniar Manurung, MSc. Seeing so many benefits of tomatoes, the tomatoes well taken anyone from an early age. “Especially timggi tomatoes also contain vitamin C and vitamin A, which is beneficial to boost immunity.” But what kind of tomatoes are best eaten? If you look at the market, we can find tomatoes in two colors, namely red and green. These color differences show vitamin content. By Leane, tomatoes are best eaten the red tomato. Red tomatoes contain vitamin C and vitamin A five times more than the green tomatoes. The more ripe tomatoes, the rich vitamin content. “Because of that child should be accustomed to eating lots of red tomatoes. It is essential for healthy eyes, “said Leane. So, do not hesitate to give the little bullet tomatoes. Since the age of 6 months, a child begins to get used to eating tomatoes mixed with other vegetables.
Destroying Free Radicals
In the red pigment in tomatoes, has another value. The red color in tomatoes contain more lycopene, an antioxidant substance that can destroy free radicals in the body caused by smoking, pollution and ultraviolet rays. In addition, later known lycopene is also potent to help prevent cell damage that can lead to cervical cancer, prostate cancer, stomach cancer and pancreatic cancer. “It’s not only the lycopene found in tomatoes, but also in red grapes, watermelon and papaya. However, the most lycopene found in tomatoes. “Said Leane.
To get the properties, especially for adults, up Leane tomatoes should be eaten every morning as much as one or two pieces. The acetic acid in tomato derived from citric acid causes the tomatoes are fresh, so it can increase appetite. Sour taste is very good when we are experiencing nausea dokonsumsi or consumed by the women who have PMS (Pre Menstrual Syndrome). If not strong with a sense of masamnya, especially for the ones that have ulcer disease, Leane not recommend taking it even if in the form of juice that has added sugar, because akanmemperburuk disease conditions.
Processed, the Better
Unlike the other vegetables are more beneficial when eaten raw, it turns out better tomatoes mixed with food or crushed before being eaten. The researchers found that lycopene in tomatoes was issued more than tomatoes eaten directly without being processed first. Unfortunately, although the content of lycopennya abundant, tomato paste and tomato sauce sold in the market has a lot of food laced with additives such as dyes or synthetic preservatives. This additional material would stimulate the emergence of many free radicals that lead to cancer.
Benefits of Tomato:
Help reduce the risk of heart problems.
Eliminate fatigue and increase appetite.
Inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the prostate, cervix, breast and endometrium.
Slow the decline in function of the eye due to the influence of age (age-related macular degeneration).
Reduce the risk of appendicitis.
Helps maintain healthy liver, kidney, and prevents bowel trouble.
Increase sperm count in men.
Restore liver function.