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|Healthy Drinks - Juice|
Species Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Also Known As: Varieties are known by their specific names ie: plum tomato, cherry tomato, beefsteak tomato, etc.
Often mistaken for a vegetable, the tomato is a savory, typically red, edible fruit. There are also green, yellow, and orange varieties of tomato. The plant bearing the same name originated in South America, and is a member of the nightshade family.
What is Tomato Juice? Tomato juice is a juice made from the fruit of the tomato plant.
Fresh Tomato Juice Recipe:
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Benefits of Tomato Juice:
Historically, tomato juice is believed to have been first served as a beverage in 1917 by an Indiana hotelier that ran out of orange juice. His concoction of squeezed tomatoes, sugar and a special sauce became known widely known as a tomato juice cocktail.
Today we know that Tomato juice is a source of many vitamins and minerals including vitamin A and C. One cup of tomato juice offers up to 74 percent of the daily recommended value of vitamin C, and 2 percent of vitamin A. Health benefits to these vitamins include assisting the body’s immune system destroy the free radicals in your blood stream that damage cells. Other nutrients found in tomato juice include K, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, potassium, magnesium, iron and phosphorous.
Tomato juice also contains the antioxidant lycopene, which has been noted in scientific studies as a possible protection against prostate cancer, breast cancer, atherosclerosis, and coronary artery disease. It is also believed that lycopene may protect against myocardial infarction or a heart attack.
Tomato Juice may also prove beneficial to:
Used topically, applying tomato juice to the skin provides a treatment for burns, against acne, and also to promote a good complexion.
Research on Tomato Juice includes one study that discovered that in mice a: “50 percent tomato juice drink ‘completely prevented’ smoke-induced emphysema.” The testing was done by, “Feeding tomato juice to mice kept them from developing emphysema after cigarette smoke exposure that was long enough to induce emphysema in a control group.”
Side Effects of Tomato Juice:
Unless you are allergic to tomatoes, Tomato Juice has been found to have few side effects. Tomato Juice may cause heartburn.