Generally when we have talked about super foods, we always mention berries, fruits, exotic vegetables with bombastic names.
But the tomato, common as it seems, is a super food in every way. Without so many pretensions, it is present in our daily diet in thousands of ways, and yet we do not know the contributions it offers us.
The tomato has been on our tables since time immemorial as the basis of the Mediterranean diet which has spread throughout the planet to the point of being one of the most widespread crops due to its demand. Its unique flavor brings aromas and textures to the typical dishes of all our countries, with a significant nutritional contribution, and health benefits that have been overlooked and are being promoted from a new perspective.
Its nutritional content:
This vegetable is rich in vitamins (C, A, B, P and K), and minerals such as phosphorus, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, potassium and sodium.
However, the wonder of the tomato lies in its bioflavonoids, lycopenes and antioxidants.
The benefits of tomato in your body:
- Tomato has antimicrobial effects, helps fight the proliferation of infections
- Protects the digestive system from ulcers and esophageal cancer.
- It has antioxidant properties not only reduce the risk of cancer for many times (colorectal, pancreas, mammary, womb, etc.), but also helps to keep you young.
- Has anti inflammatory effects
- Strengthens the cardio vascular system. It improves the resistance of the capillaries, at the same time that it tones the heart muscle, it also prevents the formation of thrombosis and the eventual consequence of cardio and cerebrovascular accidents, and helps to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels; making it one of the vegetables preferred by cardiologists.