The Benefits of Tomatoes

The Benefits of Tomato

The Benefits of Tomato

General Information

Tomatoes provide little energy. Two medium tomatoes have about 22 calories. 95% of its weight is water and almost 4% are carbohydrates. They are an important source of potassium and magnesium and they contain vitamins B1, B2, B5, vitamin C and carotenoids including lycopene (pigment that gives it its red coloration). The latter two substances are highly antioxidant.

Benefits of tomatoes on the body

  • Because of its high content of vitamin C, tomatoes are good for preventing colds.
  • Tomatoes are effective in the treatment of constipation accompanied by a diet rich in fiber.
  • If you suffer from heartburn or have a sensitive stomach, the natural acidity of tomatoes could not be good for you and you should stay away from them.

Uses in home medicine

  • Apply the pulp of a fresh tomato on the blemishes that appear on the skin. Tomatoes will help ripen pimples so they can be removed easier.
  • Apply tomato on skin burns. It helps soothe the burning.
  • Put a ripe tomato in hot water that has come to a boil and leave it for about 3 minutes. Remove the skin and mash it in a blender. Use this puree as a mask on your face. Tomato pulp is excellent for cleaning and softening the skin.

Table of nutrient composition

100 gr. Edible portion raw
Calories 23
Protein (g) 1.0
Water (ml) 94.2
Fiber (g) 1.8
Carbohydrates (g) 3.5
Vitamin C (mg) 24
Fat (g) 0.2
Carotenes (mg) 820

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