When you think of Summer Vegetables and Im sure that the tomato has to be one of the first that come to mind. There are so many different kinds too, from the tiny to the huge, from the green, yellows, pinks and reds. We should all know by now that the tomato is a fruit and not a vegetable and that it is very healthy for us.
Tomatoes are an wonderful source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin K. They are also a very good source of molybdenum, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, chromium, and vitamin B1. In addition, tomatoes are a good source of vitamin B6, folate, copper, niacin, vitamin B2, magnesium, iron, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, vitamin E and protein.
This makes them very good against all kinds of cancers especially prostate in men. Heart disease and as well high cholesterol. They say that cooking tomatoes or consuming tomato sauce(ketcup) is better than eating raw as it delivers more of the anti cancer fighting goodness to your bodies.
Dr Saraçoğlu says that besides being a powerful antioxident, good against cancer it is also excellent for those with eye problems as it relieves high tension in the eyes, stops the heart from getting bigger for those who regularly do heavy lifting, good against cholesterol and for balance problems.
He has given a protocol for those with high blood pressure and for althetes or those who do regular heavy lifting.
Blood pressure and heavy lifters he recommends a glass of tomato juice half an hour before a meal 2 or 3 times a weeks.
For athletes a glass of tomato juice with breakfast to help protect thier hearts from growth.
This Summer buy tomatoes in bulk and preserve, make your own sauces and chutneys. Eaten any way the tomato really is a Kitchen Miracle.