Tomato fruit plant also known as a garden tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) was originally cultivated in Mexico and Peru.
When it comes to healthy nutrition, tomato is rich in lycopene, a phytochemical found to protect cells from oxidants, thus it reduces the risk of prostate and lung cancer.
Some study even reported that men eating tomatoes regularly have a 45% lower risk of prostate cancer than those who did not.
Other important antioxidants tomatoes contain which have anti-inflammatory properties and that protect your body from internal damage are beta-carotine, vitamin C, and vitamin E.
As far as minerals go, tomato contain iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium which helps regulate blood pressure.
The antioxidant lycopene found in tomato is not only helpful in protecting the body from getting cancer, but rather this bright red carotenoid pigmented antioxidant is an excellent anti-aging savior.
But to get the most out of the delicious anti-aging tomato and for an antioxidant boost, tomatoes should be eaten processed into tomato juice or tomato sauce (ketchup is good too).
Here is a nice tomato Gazpacho recipe, easy to prepare and great for your beauty.
You need tomatoes, cucumber (peeled and seeded), red bell pepper, garlic, olive oil, cayenne pepper and salt. Place all ingredients in a food processor until they look like puré. The quantity of the ingredients will depend on your personal choice and taste. Enjoy!