The definition of edible is something fit to be eaten, especially by humans. How many of you have every been lucky enough to go out in your backyard and pick tomatoes right off the vine? There is nothing like the taste of these delicious little red cherry tomatoes!
In the distant past tomatoes were thought to be toxic in nature and a contributing factor in the development of conditions such as cancer, brain fever, and appendicitis. Research, however, has shown evidence to the contrary.
Tomatoes have been found to be rich in vitamin A and vitamin C. These vitamins, also called antioxidants, are known to fight off the effects of free-radicals, known to cause cell damage in the body.
Tomatoes are an excellent food for aiding in vision improvement due to its high concentration of vitamin A. Tomatoes also contain a high amount of chromium which has been proven to be helpful in controlling your body’s blood sugar level. Thus, diabetics will certainly benefit from consuming tomatoes.
The presence of potassium and vitamin B help to lower high cholesterol levels and blood pressure. This will aid in the prevention of heart attacks and strokes.
Tomatoes also have high levels of lycopene, which is a compound that behaves in a similar manner as an antioxidant, making it another free-radical fighter. Studies have shown that consuming about 1 1/2 servings of tomatoes weekly can lead to a lowered risk of prostate cancer development.
SO GO OUT AND EAT A TOMATO TODAY…