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Tomatoes Nutritional Benefit
Tomatoes contain large amounts of vitamin C, which helps the body to produce collagen (skin protein), scar tissue, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, and helps to prevent cell damage
Tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. Lycopene is known to reduce the risk for prostate, colorectal and stomach cancers and inhibits the growth of other types of cancer cells.
The lyconpene found in tomatoes helps to keep you remain active in your older years.
Tomatoes are known to reduce the risk of heart disease. Tomatoes contain high amounts of potassium, which helps to lower high blood pressure and niacin, which is used to lower cholesterol.
The vitamin K found in tomatoes help to maintain healthy bones.
The brighter red the tomato, the higher amount of beta-carotene and lycopene.
Cooking a tomato in little oil releases more lycopene and is more beneficial.
Canning or processing tomatoes does not cause tomatoes to loose their nutritional value.