Besides being a tasty salad with almost all cooked dishes, tomato is a very useful plant that should be included in the diet and used as a natural remedy for many diseases and ailments. Tomatoes are rich in vitamins (C, B, K) and minerals (potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron) and is very healthy as a food.
Lipoken, found in tomatoes, provides protection from the occurrence of atherosclerosis, heart attack and improves overall health.
It is especially important in the prevention of malignant diseases and can prevent the occurrence of stomach, colon, prostate, and cervix cancer.
As a remedy, tomato has shown the best results in the form of a juice. The medicinal properties of this beverage are reflected in the fact that it regulates metabolism, strengthens immunity, ejects the excess fluid from the body, lowers blood pressure (if it is not salted), improves blood count (it is effective against anemia), regulates digestion, has a positive effect on the liver, pancreas and rheumatism.
Tomato juice should be used when a person feels fatigue, since it refreshes and purifies the body and also frees the body from unpleasant odors. It is also a good natural remedy against premature aging, cough, lung diseases and diseases of the urinary organs.
Scientific research shows that tomato juice reduces the sticking of platelets (prevents thrombosis), especially in people with type 2diabetes. It is well known that diabetics have an increased risk of thrombus and this phenomenon is the most common cause of heart and brain attacks, and they are recommended to drink this juice and reduce their sodium intake.
Heart patients should have the same reason to use tomato juice and also because of its high content of potassium. In addition, this beverage reduces bad cholesterol and also reduces the risk of its deposition in blood vessels.
It stimulates the production of red blood cells and the proper functioning of the pancreas and is beneficial for people suffering from anemia and diabetics.
It regulates the liver and the bile, and also relieves thirst and invigorates the body in the hot summer days.
When used as a remedy, you must drink at least two glasses of freshly prepared tomato juice every day. If a person has anemia or a sudden loss of blood, it is necessary to increase the daily dose.
Besides being used as a juice, when it is prepared as a salad, soup, or an addition to meals, tomato will also have a positive effect on the body. Green tomatoes are an exception, which are not good for use and should be avoided.