Growing up, you likely heard about the importance of eating your vegetables. Vegetables are of course an important part of a balanced diet. But there is one vegetable in particular that outshines the others when it comes to health benefits. Tomatoes are an impressive vegetable and make a great addition to your summer food consumption and of course to many recipes at SoLé SoupS; Soups, Sauces & More. What are some of the health benefits Tomatoes offer?
- They’re packed with Vitamins and Minerals –A single Tomato can provide you with nearly half of your daily vitamin C requirement. Vitamin C protects your body’s immune system. Tomatoes are also a great source of vitamin K, which portends healthy maintenance of our blood’s clotting function. Tomatoes also have an abundance of Potassium, which is important for nerve health.
- An abundance of Antioxidants – Tomatoes contain Lycopene, which helps your body eliminate cell-damaging Free Radicals. Lycopene has been shown to have specific useful interactions in the fight against certain cancers; Prostate, Stomach, Esophageal, Cervical, and Breast to name a few.
- Improve your Vision?– High concentrations of Vitamins A are found in tomatoes. Vitamin A works as an aid to vision-related considerations; aiding in the prevention of night-blindness, and as a guard against macular degeneration.
- Protection for Your Heart? – Tomatoes can help protect you from cardiovascular diseases, as they have been shown to aid in the reduction and/ or, regulation of Cholesterol and have also been proven to aid in the lowering of high blood pressure.
Consuming Tomatoes daily can significantly improve your health. At SoLé SoupS, we use fresh Organic fruits and vegetables that are grown under the Southern California sun. Being able to offer clean, local ingredients allows us to deliver high-quality dishes to you. Our recipes that contain Tomatoes provide exhilarating taste and flavor that cannot be found anywhere else. Visit us today to try one of our Fresh-made salads, or various tomato-laced Soups, Sauces & More!