Summer means fresh tomatoes and there are plenty of reasons to make sure you get your fill. Apart from being delicious and versatile, they’re packed with vitamins and have numerous health benefits.
Lycopene is a plant compound with antioxidant properties. It gives tomatoes their red color and boasts a wide variety of health benefits including heart health, protection against sunburns, eye health, and brain health.
🍅 Bone Health
Calcium and vitamin K are critical for strong bones and supporting tissue and tomatoes are a good source of each.
🍅 Heart Health
The combo of vitamin B and potassium in tomatoes can help reduce cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure, which may reduce the risk of heart-related health problems. Lycopene can also help boost heart health.
🍅 Healthy Hair
Vitamin A is found in tomatoes and can help keep your hair shiny and strong as well as support healthy eyes, skin, and teeth.
Tomatoes are 95% water and contain a couple grams of fiber to help keep you regular.