If You Are a Tomato Fan, You May Be on to Something
By Tom Herrin
There are plenty of foods to like or not like. Most people have some pretty distinct tastes which is quite understandable. It could be due to some excess or absence during childhood. For others, it is simply a matter of what they enjoyed eating. It seems strange to many that some people can't stand foods that others really like, but that is the nature of people. For those who have always loved tomatoes, kudos. They may be on the right track for something that can do some real good for their health. It is not to say that tomatoes are a miracle cure, but they can make some small contributions that may take the pressure off of a few other things.
They May Help with Digestion
Tomatoes have the ability to help prevent both constipation and diarrhea. They have a high water content, which is always good. They contain plenty of fiber that can help to move food along through the digestive system. They also seem to be able to help to remove toxins. This can ease some of the work of the liver. It may help to prevent gallstones.
They May Help with Sunburn
For many years, tomatoes have been used, in one way or another, to treat sunburn as a topical treatment. They may also help prevent UV-induced erythema when they are consumed. They are used in some antiperspirants and anti-aging solutions. This all makes tomatoes a pretty versatile product of a garden right in their own backyard. How many people imagined they could grow something easily that could do so many things?
They Can Be Eaten in Many Ways
Unlike many other kinds of things, tomatoes do not necessarily lose their usefulness once they have been processed. Making them into ketchup is still a healthy food. That is good news for me. I am a bit of a ketchup lover. I eat it on most things when possible. If not ketchup, eating salsa with something is popular in today's culture. I always order chips and salsa as an appetizer. Of course, I enjoy a good hamburger with a big slice of tomato on it. The possibilities are endless. Try finding some kind of tomato product you like, and have it a little more often for your health.
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