Spanish Round Tomatoes
Tomato is a great source of vitamins, especially vitamin a, c and e, and minerals such as potassium, magnesium and sodium. They are composed mainly of water, so it is a great ally in weight control diets for its low calorie content (only 20 cal / 100 g). Moreover, they are rich in fibre, which helps regulate intestinal transit.
As other vegetables from the same family, such as peppers or aubergines, it contains many antioxidants, like lycopene. These compounds have many beneficial effects: slow down cellular aging, counteract free radicals and help control bad cholesterol, preventing rust and forming of plaques that can clog arteries. All this translates into better cardiovascular health.
In addition, the tomato has many other effects on the organism: they are a diuretic aliment made up mainly of water, and also laxatives due to the fibre found mainly in the skin. They have anticancer properties, since they block the effects of nitrosamines; they help digestive system to improve digestion and has anti-rheumatic properties. They are even suitable for gout patients, and hypertension by all bearing minerals.