(ORDO NEWS) — Fresh tomatoes are a great addition to any meal. At the same time, there is no difference whether sandwiches, salads are made with tomatoes, or they are stewed along with other vegetables.
This vegetable is considered one of the most juicy and fragrant from May to October. At the same time, tomatoes are not suitable for all people, because most often it is on them that food allergies occur.
In addition, problems with the digestive system may occur due to the use of a red vegetable. At the same time, tomatoes are strong antioxidants, which contain many vitamins and other important substances for the body.
Tomatoes protect skin from the sun
Elena Paravantes, MD, says that there are many carotenoids in the composition of tomatoes. These are antioxidants that can protect the skin from ultraviolet radiation.
In 2017, a study was conducted, the results of which demonstrated that if you regularly eat tomatoes, you can avoid sunburn.
Help improve mood
Tomatoes not only have a positive effect on food, but can cheer you up. If you eat red vegetables at least twice a week, it will reduce the risk of signs of depression by 46%.
Specialists during the study proved an amazing fact – other vegetables do not allow to achieve a similar effect.
Tomatoes cause gastrointestinal disorders
In no case should you eat tomatoes if a person suffers from acid reflux. Natalie Komova talked about the fact that fresh vegetables contain a lot of citric and malic acids, which can increase the level of stomach acidity. This, in turn, can further aggravate the situation.
Helps to better absorb iron
Tomatoes are among those foods that help absorb the nutrients found in food. If they are present in the diet, then iron, which plays a very important role in the body, is much better absorbed. This is achieved due to the content of a large amount of vitamin C.
Wounds heal much faster
Vitamin C, which is found in tomatoes, activates the production of collagen. This is a protein that is present in connective tissues and helps wounds heal faster. Therefore, it is important that tomatoes are always present in the diet.
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