Why Eat Tomatoes?

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!


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3 Responses to Why Eat Tomatoes?

  1. Hi! Quick question that’s totally off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My weblog looks weird when viewing from my iphone. I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to correct this issue. If you have any suggestions, please share. Thank you!

  2. J. Conrad says:

    Your blog is so interesting! I’ve tried eating raw for a little while, but it’s so tricky for me. I have one of those crazy fast metabolisms, and I instantly start losing weight and feel like I’m starving to death. (I’m currently about the right weight for my height; don’t really need to lose any.) However, if I eat nothing but raw for about 3 days, I do see a lot of the positive changes you’ve mentioned. It’s just how do I not drop weight and be constantly hungry? Have you ever heard of this before…or am I some strange case? And if so, what would you suggest? I’m a meat-eater and need about 4000 calories a day to not feel like I’m gonna die.

    • Hey there –
      Thanks for the comments. Glad you are enjoying the blogs herein.

      My suggestion for your specific situation is to first, stop eating meat. It’s the worst possible item you can consume as it likes to hide and ferment in your digestive track causing all kinds of illnesses and disease. Yuk, right? Next, you need to stay raw for an extended period of time, say 30 days so your body can adjust itself. Also keep a food journal and write down everything you consume. Now, for more calories simply drink more green smoothies. The more in them, the better and they will fill you up. Do you have a blender? It’s a raw foodies best friend. Start your day with fruit – always – for the energy boost. Fruit smoothies are super simple and taste yummy! If you can, for lunch have a green smoothie. Same for dinner w/maybe a baked potato if need be.

      Hope that helps. Let me know how you’re doing.

      Your Vegan Coach,

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