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May 22, 2010
Tomatoes are definitely among the most favorite vegetables of many people, but not everyone likes tomato juice. Some believe that juicing lowers the therapeutic effects of all valuable natural elements and nutrients, but this is only a myth. Health benefits of tomato juice are various, and those who want to enjoy them only need to be sure to use 100% organic tomatoes for juicing.
To make a great tomato juice it is necessary to peel tomatoes (peeling is easier after keeping tomatoes in boiling water for 10 seconds, and then cooling them down in some cold water) and remove the seeds. If you like, you can add some salt, lemon juice or some spices, like coriander, cinnamon or vanilla. Numerous tomato juice benefits are derived from rich nutritional content of this natural product. Tomatoes and tomato juice are rich in potassium, magnesium, iodine, iron, zinc, phosphorus, copper, fluoride, as well as vitamins C, E and A, lycopenes, organic acids and so on.
Medical studies proved that plenty of lycopenes, which can be found in tomato juice, can lower the risks of some types of cancer, including prostate cancer. Also, positive effects on our cardio-vascular health is one of the most important health benefits of tomato juice. Regular consumption of only 200 ml of freshly squeezed organic tomato juice is linked to decreased chances of heart disease, lower risks of clot formation and stronger blood vessels.
100% natural tomato juice is very good for digestion, and it can suppress hunger very effectively becoming of a great weight management help. As potassium and vitamin C are essential elements for improved function of our immune system, this stipulates one more of the key health benefits of tomato juice. This natural product stimulates metabolism, can be used as a natural diuretic and has excellent antimicrobial properties, that is why it can be used even externally to treat acne and other skin infections. There are other tomato juice benefits, and if you want to enjoy them all, remember that this herbal remedy is quite safe and can be consumed in large amounts without side effects.Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.