Healing properties of tomato juice
"Golden Apple" - so Peruvians called tomato. Opening of Columbus America allowed tomatoes to get to Europe in the beginning of the XVI century. In Russia, the fruit of tomato was imported only in the XVIII century, but they did not receive their distribution immediately, because, like potatoes, they were considered poisonous. Today, tomatoes are loved by almost everyone, like tomato juice, which in terms of consumption constitutes a serious competition even for fruit juices. Dieticians note the useful properties of tomato juice and call it multivitamin.
The benefits and composition of tomato juice
Tomato juice has a very rich composition. It contains a lot of natural sugars, such as fructose and glucose, organic acids - most of all apple, but there is also lemon, oxalic, wine, and in overripe tomatoes and amber, which is one of the most useful and valuable.
Tomatoes contain a large amount of carotene andOther vitamins: A, vitamins of group B, E, H, PP, but most of all vitamin C (about 60%). Many also mineral substances: potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sulfur, iodine, chlorine, chromium, manganese, cobalt, boron, iron, zinc, rubidium, molybdenum, nickel, fluorine, selenium, copper. In tomatoes are and proteins, fats, carbohydrates and dietary fiber, but they are almost without calorie, so they can be used in almost any diet for weight loss.
A high potassium content makes the tomato usefulJuice for normalization in the body of metabolic processes, the work of the nervous system and the prevention of heart disease. Such a substance as lycopene, which is contained in tomatoes, has antioxidant properties that can prevent the development of cancerous tumors, and these properties persist in pasteurized juice. Tomato juice helps the body produce serotonin - a "hormone of joy", so it can be used to relieve and prevent stress.
Healing properties of tomato juice
In addition to the above properties of tomato juice, heAlso has a diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, choleretic action, helps strengthen capillaries and prevents the development of atherosclerosis. Due to its ability to suppress the processes of putrefaction in the intestine, it improves its work, therefore tomato juice is recommended to drink to people who suffer from constipation. Recently, it has been proven that regular consumption of this juice can prevent the formation of blood clots, which pose a serious danger to human health and life. Tomato juice can help prevent a disease like thrombosis of the veins on the legs, so it should be eaten by people who spend a lot of time in a sitting position.
Contraindications to tomato juice
Special contraindications to the use of tomatoThere is no juice, however it is not recommended for people suffering from such diseases as gastric ulcer and gastritis, pancreatitis and cholecystitis, as well as for various poisonings.
How to drink tomato juice
As well as tomatoes, tomato juice can not beSubject to heat treatment, in which organic acids become harmful to health inorganic. Frequent consumption of tomatoes or canned juice with starches (bread, potatoes) can cause the formation of stones in the bladder and kidneys.
Products that are rich in proteins, such as eggs,Cottage cheese, meat, can not be combined with tomatoes, it can lead to disruption of the digestive process. It is better to use them with olive oil, nuts, garlic, cheese - this promotes better digestion of food, which will bring more benefits.
In one glass of tomato juice containsHalf the daily norm of carotene, vitamins A and C, vitamins of group B. Fresh tomato juice improves digestion. It is not desirable to add sugar or salt to it, it is better to put finely chopped garlic or fresh herbs.