Great Source of Vitamins
Tomatoes can provide 40 per cent of the daily recommended dose of Vitamin C. It also is a good supplier of Vitamin A, which helps immunity, vision, and skin health. Tomatoes also have vitamin K, which is good for bones; and potassium, a key nutrient for heart function.
Good for Heart Health
Tomatoes contain the antioxidant called lycopene which has heart health benefits. According to experts, higher levels of lycopene in blood are tied to lower death rates for people with metabolic syndrome, which can cause disease, diabetes, and stroke.
Helps Improve Vision
Lycopene is also good for eyes. Tomatoes also contain lutein and beta-carotene which support vision and protect the eye against cataracts and muscular degeneration.
Good for Digestive Health
Regular consumption of tomatoes see a decrease in lipid peroxidation. Lipid peroxidation is a chain reaction which free radicals attack fat, leading to damages that may cause heart disease.
Protects Against Cancer
According to a 2017 study, the carotenoids left behind in the body after eating tomatoes, protect effect against ultraviolet (UV) light damage.