Tomato

 

Although commonly categorised as a vegetable, this fruit (which is technically a berry), is high in dietary fibre and antioxidants. The most noteworthy antioxidant is lycopene, which has been linked to heart heath and a reduced risk of some cancers.

  • 20calories / 100g
  • 94% water

Great source of:

  • Vitamins A, B6, C& K
  • Folate (B9)
  • Manganese
  • Potassium

 

Tomatoes may:

  • Lower cholesteroland decrease the risk of heart disease.
  • Reduce inflammation, oxidative stress and the risk of breast, prostate, stomach & lung cancers.
  • Protect the integrity of blood vessels and prevent the risk of blood clots.
  • Improve skin health and prevent the early signs of aging.
  • Prevent macular degeneration, cataracts and blindness.
  • Protect against bone related diseases and osteoporosis.
  • Improve digestive health and prevent constipation.