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Superfoods – Tomatoes & Turnips!

Superfoods – Tomatoes & Turnips!

GO TOMATOES!

Red, juicy and delicious tomatoes are drawing a lot of interest among health enthusiasts. Their excellent nutrient profile and disease prevention potential has helped the tomato to finally take its well-deserved position amongst superfoods.

Cardiac Health

The damage caused by oxidative stress to our arteries and heart can be reduced by regular consumption of tomatoes – as juice, salads, puree or sauces. Tomatoes help in fat metabolism and reduce the blood levels of triglycerides and total cholesterol. Additionally, studies show that the phytonutrients present in tomatoes possess a unique ability to reduce platelet aggregation (a known cause of atherosclerosis or blocking of blood vessels). Being rich in vitamins E and C also works to enhance the tomato’s heart protecting abilities.

Red and Juicy Tomatoes

Red and Juicy Tomatoes

Glowing Skin

A proven formula for flawless complexion is drinking a glass of tomato juice daily. The cooling anti-ageing and skin protecting nutrients in tomatoes make them a natural skin care tool. While eating Continue reading “Superfoods – Tomatoes & Turnips!” »