While tomatoes are known for their several health benefits, did you know that tomato juice is equally healthy?
Packed with a host of minerals and vitamins, tomato juice contains Vitamin A, K, B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6. And that wasn’t reason enough for you to drink tomato juice, read this — it also comprises minerals such as iron, magnesium as well as phosphorous. Not only are these vitamins and minerals excellent for your health, but they’re also great for your skin and hair. Preferably use fresh tomatoes when you’re squeezing them for the juice.
Benefits include: – The lycopene present in the juice is said to lower the risk of prostate cancer. The ample amount of fibre and water content present in tomatoes is said to be good for the colon.
– The juice is also said to be soothing for those who suffer from digestive problems such as constipation and diarrhoea.
– Some experts say that tomato juice is an effective way to lower cholesterol levels. It comprises generous amounts of fibre which breaks down LDL cholesterol, and contains niacin as well — effective in fighting high cholesterol levels.
– The antioxidants present in tomato juice help fight diseases that cause inflammation like diabetes, asthma and heart disease.