Although tomatoes are available year round, I love this time of the year when you see so many varieties available and all bursting with color!  I have two bowls on my kitchen counter – one is for bananas (there’s always at least 7-8 at any given moment!) and the other is filled with small tomatoes.

5 Health Benefits of Tomatoes:

  1. Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer.
  2. A single portion of tomatoes provide about 40% of the daily vitamin C requirement. They also are a great source in providing potassium, folate and vitamin K.
  3. Eating tomatoes on a regular basis helps to protect the heart. It has been proven to be effective in decreasing the levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
  4. Tomatoes have fiber and protein which is good for digestion
  5. It can help to manage diabetes as well.

I love using tomatoes as a main ingredient in salads. They make colorful and yummy summer salads!

Here are a Few Salads to Try:

There are a host of amazing healthy benefits by eating tomatoes. I just love them because they taste good and are so fresh. It’s also a great afternoon snack and is guilt free! Very sweet…nature’s candy!

I’d love to hear from you!
What do you add tomatoes to?

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