TOMATO For Weight Loss
Tomatoes are an acid fruit and they provide citric acid (0.3 8mg), malic acid and oxalic acid in small amounts. The tomato is the best food source of natural chlorine (1800mg). Chlorine has numerous functions: it stimulates the liver to filter out waste products, it stimulates the production of gastric juices for protein digestion, and it assists weight reduction by maintaining correct fluid level retention of body cells and reduction of excess blood fat. Organic chlorine is a heat-sensitive mineral and these benefits do not refer to cooked tomatoes; however, with fresh tomato juice, the cleansing power is red hot.
One major benefit obtained from both cooked and fresh tomatoes is the excellent supply of lycopene (2570mcg), a carotenoid, part of the vitamin A family. Lycopene has proven to be protective against breast cancer, prostate and lung cancer, due to the antioxidant power and protection of white blood cells.
Tomatoes may also protect against stomach and colon cancer if taken on a regular basis. Tomatoes protect against sun damage, as lycopene is part of the skin adipose tissue protective structure.
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Tomatoes are a very good source of sulphur (500mg). Also an acid mineral, it assists the liver to secrete bile and has a cleansing and antiseptic effect on the digestive system, bloodstream and skin. Sulphur is a heat-sensitive nutrient. Other minerals also well supplied by the tomato are the heat-sensitive potassium (244mg) and silicon (175mg). The vitamin C content (23mg) is fair and the very low calorie count (18) is ideal for weight watchers, plus the low glycemic index (38) makes tomatoes safe for nearly everybody. The raw tomato will provide all the benefits; the cooked tomato or sauce will provide the lycopene, and that is a bonus for numerous cooked meals, pies and pasta sauces.
Tomatoes also provide a fair supply of vitamin K (8mcg), vitamin E (lmg) and a good supply of biotin (1.5mcg). One tomato can supply nearly half the daily biotin requirement, vital for energy exertion and prevention from cramps in combination with the good potassium content (237mg). A tomato a day can help you play! The tomato is one of the easiest fruits to grow at home.
GLYCEMIC CALORIES – total: 30 kcal. per 100 grams
INDEX: 72 Calories from: Carb: 27 Protein: 2 Fat: 1
WATERMELON – Citralliis vulgaris
Watermelons are the greatest fruit for both size and summer satisfaction. Chill the big red melon pieces and serve just before the children ask for a fizzy drink. For women, melons are the ideal food for emotional balance due to the super supply of bromine, required by the pituitary gland to control the glandular system In countries where melons are consumed regularly, depression and menopausal problems are uncommon. The melon can also help dads through their mid-life crisis, and with the relaxing power of melons, even the children may slow down. The GI is high but the carbohydrate content is low. Watermelon will promote cleansing of the kidneys. It is low in most nutrients except vitamin A (590 IU) and lycopene (its content of 4532mcg is nearly twice that of tomatoes). Melons are a great antioxidant, alkaliniser, balancer and relaxant. Have a great summer holiday, and don’t forget the melon!
NOTE: All amounts in this blog are measured in milligrams (mg) per 100 grams, unless stated otherwise.