Mala Peruviana, aka naked tomato, apart from being versatile and delicious is a powerhouse of nutrition.
The benefits of tomato juice stem from the tomato’s rich vitamin, mineral and phytonutrient content. Of these, lycopene in particular deserves special attention. A powerful antioxidant, it has been found to promote good general health. It has also been linked to the prevention of a range of diseases, including cancer.
Unusually, the processing of tomatoes actually increases the concentration of bioavailable lycopene (by up to four times), meaning that tomato juice is a far better dietary source of lycopene than fresh tomatoes.
So, here are 12 health benefits of tomato juice!
1. Supports Cancer Prevention
Lycopene and other carotenoids in tomato juice have been found to lower the risk of a range of different cancers.
2. Aids Digestion
Daily tomato juice consumption keeps the liver healthy, which aids digestion, stimulates regular bowel movement and prevents constipation.
3. Protects Against Heart Disease
Research has linked high intake of lycopene to a 30% reduction in incidences of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease.
4. Good for your Skin
Studies have shown that drinking tomato juice daily may lead to a reduction in acne and the prevention of skin cell damage.
5. Good for your Bones
Vitamin K, found in rich supply in tomatoes, is of great importance in the health of your bones. The synthesis of osteocalcin, which is thought to play an important role in bone-building, is vitamin K dependent.
6. Detoxifies the Body
Tomato juice works wonders in flushing out these harmful toxin depositions from the body. Its chlorine and sulfur content also help the liver and kidneys perform their detoxification function better.
7. Lowers Cholesterol
The fibre found in tomato juice helps break down LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and niacin has been found to have a beneficial impact on high cholesterol levels.
8. Eye Health
Because tomatoes are loaded with the phytonutrients beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, they can help keep your eyes healthy and protect them from degeneration.
9. Helps Prevent Blood Clotting
The rich supply of phytonutrients found in tomatoes have been shown to aid in the prevention of abnormal platelet cell clumping, beneficial for those with, or at risk of, heart conditions.
10. Prevents Stroke
Recent research has found that diets rich in tomatoes can help prevent stroke, again thanks to lycopene.
11. Anti-Inflammatory Effect
Chronic inflammation and inflammation abnormalities have been linked to a whole host of unpleasant health conditions.
12. Workout Recovery
Tomatoes provide the perfect balance of chemicals to help your body recover from strenuous exercise.
Find here the different forms of Mala Peruviana and
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