Today’s health tip: Benefits of Tomatoes

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Tomatoes are low in carbs. The carb content consists mainly of simple sugars and insoluble fibers. These fruits are mostly made up of water.

Tomatoes are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, potassium, vitamin K, and folate.

Lycopene is one of the most abundant plant compounds in tomatoes.

 It’s found in the highest concentrations in tomato products, such as ketchup, juice, paste, and sauce.

Studies show that tomatoes and tomato products may reduce your risk of heart disease and several cancers.

This fruit is also beneficial for skin health, as it may protect against sunburns.

Tomatoes are often harvested while still green and immature, then ripened artificially with ethylene gas.

This may lead to less flavor development, resulting in bland tomatoes.

Tomatoes are generally well tolerated but may cause allergic reactions in people allergic to grass pollen.

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