NIGHTSHADE / TOMATO
Tomatoes contain a high amount of lycopene, a cancer fighting antioxidant. It has been proven to fight prostate, cervical, stomach, rectum, pharynx and oesophageal cancers. Lycopene also protects against breast and buccal cancers.
A tomato provides close to half of your daily requirements in vitamin C.
Concentrated in vitamin A, tomatoes protect from night blindness and prevent macular degeneration.
Tomatoes will help you maintain that shine: healthy teeth, bones, hair and skin.
Did you know that tomatoes might be the key to your anti-ageing dilemma?
Tomatoes protect from cardiovascular diseases and a regular consumption may decrease your levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
Tomatoes will also regulate your blood pressure thanks to all that potassium. Better blood flow, less stress on your heart, good-bye hypertension!
Packed in fibre and water, tomatoes do good to your bowel business and will relieve you from constipation. They will improve your overall digestive tract and help avoid diseases like colorectal cancer.
If you are affected by jaundice, tomatoes are your super heroes. They will woo away toxins from your body and prevent the yellow condition.
PROTECT YOUR BABY
Tomatoes are a great source of folate, essential for pregnant women who are often advised to take supplements of folic acid. Tomatoes will protect your baby from neural tube defects.
URINARY TRACT INFECTION
High in water content, tomatoes are diuretic, they clean out your kidneys, will make you pee and cure urinary tract infections. This also means they keep urinary tract infections at bay and risks of bladder caner. I say salad.
AUTOIMMUNE CONDITION Nightshades contain saponins, water and fat soluble elements, that interact with cholesterole molecules by creating holes in the cell membranes and thus contribute to a leaky gut. These punctures may allow unwanted substances to enter in the tissues and thus promoting toxins and disease.
Highly acidic, like oranges, tomatoes may cause heartburn and reflux.