Ok, so we’ve heard it over and over again but it’s just such great news that it bears repeating. Tomatoes are probably the best fruit (yes, it’s a fruit) that any one of us can eat on a daily basis. Why? Well for those of you who are unsure or maybe ‘don’t really care for them’, you might want to reconsider. These little guys are packed with antioxidants and all the minerals and vitamins you need, all served up in one, red bundle of joy with a little green hat. What’s not to love?
The anatomy of a tomato reveals a long list of pluses. Starting at the top is protein! As well as phosphorus, calcium, sodium, iron, manganese, copper and zinc in small amounts. From the vitamin side, we find A, B1 (aka thiamine), B2 (aka riboflavin), B6, C, E, and K. And if you read up, many have touted the cancer-fighting component of Lycopene. As a matter of fact, several scientists indicate that just one glass a day will keep you healthy for life. How’s that for a benefit?
As far as the “Big C” goes, Lycocene is proported to help stop prostrate, lung, stomach, cervical, colon, rectal, mouth and larynx cancers from growing. Let’s sing praises of the tomato! Any web search will reveal all of this and more!
Lastly, and maybe the best news of all is that tomatoes are not only versatile but pretty much easy to find all year long. Heck, you can even grow your own if you feel the need. If you live in a hot climate, all the better!
So go ahead and grab some of these powerhouses the next time you see them. Move over apple and hand me a glass of that juice! Better yet, throw a bunch of these into a blender with some dark, leafy greens and maybe some onions and you’ve got a great, green smoothie. A perfect way to start any day!
VIVA LA FRUIT! GO RAW!
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