The tomato is widely regarded as a “superfood” because of its low Glycemic Index (GI) and high amounts of nutrients.
It contains high amounts of vitamin A, C and E and descent amounts of important minerals such as Potassium and Magnesium and a good amount of fiber.
1 large tomato contains approximately 33 calories, 5g of sugar, 2g of protein, 2g of fiber and less than 1g of fat.
Tomatoes have a myriad of health benefits which are primarily caused by the high amount of antioxidants it contains. Here are some health benefits of tomatoes.
1. Reduces inflammation.
2. Wards off cancer.
3. Reduces risk of heart disease.
4. Prevents DNA damage.
Consume tomatoes fresh as a snack, in salads and in sauces or stir-fries.