We all have seen or eaten red tomatoes and know the amazing health benefits from eating them, but what about green tomatoes? Green tomatoes are just as good for us as red tomatoes. Green tomatoes provide several health benefits and are just as tasty.
Green tomatoes contain high amounts of vitamin C. Vitamin C is vital to our health because our bodies need it to help support our immune system and keep our skin, muscles, tissues, nails, and hair healthy. The vitamin C in tomatoes also helps prevent and treat colds and flues. Green tomatoes also contain beta carotene. Beta carotene is important because it helps keep our eyes healthy and helps prevent cancer. These tomatoes even contain the same amount of fiber as red tomatoes do. Some other important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in green tomatoes are vitamins E, K, A, and B, iron, potassium, magnesium, copper, chromium, folate, phosphorus, tryptophan, and molybdenum. All these vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants are vital for keeping the body very healthy and strong.
Some of the different types of cancers green tomatoes can help prevent are breast, prostate, lung, stomach, colon, liver, pancreatic, and skin cancers. The reason the green tomatoes can prevent all these types of cancers is because they contain powerful antioxidants that suck up those nasty free radical cell in our body that can potentially cause cancer.
The best ways to get the health benefits of green tomatoes are by simply eating them raw or in a salad or sauce. Some people even love eating green ketchup which is basically green tomatoes all squashed up into a sauce. Others like making a tomato juice with a juicer mixed up with other healthy veggies. It really doesn’t matter how you get green tomatoes or any tomatoes for that matter into your diet just as long as you do to get the amazing health benefits from them.
See now you have a reason to go out and get some green tomatoes to have with a meal or snack instead of red ones. I know those of you who try green tomatoes will love how they taste and all the health benefits they can provide for your body.