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Tomato Benefits Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Tomato Benefits.

3 Fresh Ingredients for Summer

Summer is the season for cooking fresh and fabulous feasts. The summer months bring ripe and juicy produce that nearly falls off the vines, farmers markets in their fullest glory, and perfect weather for celebrating the bountiful harvest in your very...  Read more

4 Good Reasons to Buy Local Food

If you’re buying California-grown organic strawberries because you know organic food is better for the environment, then you might want to reconsider your purchase—or at least your motivations. While choosing organic over "conve...  Read more

An Introduction to Companion Planting

Companion planting, briefly, is the act of planting different crops in your garden in close physical proximity, based on the theory that they will help each other. The main use of this method is for deterring pests and disease without resorting to sy...  Read more

Secret Weapon Ingredients

Ahem. . . allow us to introduce to you several Secret Weapon Ingredients. And what, you might ask, are Secret Weapon Ingredients? They are versatile foods that are perfect for mixing into many recipes and dishes and provide a nutritional punch to...  Read more

Fruit and Vegetable Gardening A-Z: Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a staple for any gardener. They create an aromatic presence in the garden and have countless applications in the kitchen! Great on kebabs and salads, canned or stewed, fresh with a dash of salt, or cooked up on a pizza, these easy-to-gro...  Read more

What non-scale benefits have you gained?
Updated 3/12/2014 1:24:50 PM

Nine weeks in, I haven't lost as much weight as I had hoped to by now. As in, I've lost hardly any. But today I went to the doctor, where I proceeded to become exceptionally lost and arrive late (which I hate) for a very stressful appointment....  Read more

Recognizing Other Benefits
Updated 3/3/2014 11:26:12 PM

I joined SparkPeople.com because I want to lose weight while pursuing a healthier lifestyle. I've been here for about five weeks now, and the scale has moved an almost disappointing five pounds. Instead of being unhappy about my slow progress, I am m...  Read more

What Goes Well With Tomatoes?
Updated 2/16/2014 1:42:18 AM

I've been trying to incorporate more tomatoes in my diet, but I'm at a loss on what/how to eat with them. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!...  Read more

Pasta Recipes without tomato sauce?
Updated 4/7/2014 7:51:32 AM

Hi everyone :-) I am looking for some pasta recipes so I can have a friend over for dinner one night. He has special diet needs so I am kind of stumped. He LOVES pasta, but he can't have tomatoes,cheese, eggs, dairy, soy of any kind or wheat. ...  Read more

benefits of laughter
Updated 12/31/2013 4:24:47 PM

Apparently, scientists are still digging up several advantages of laughing each day. As a matter of fact, elaborate research is still being conducted based on this topic. However, it is always certain that laughter is something that can only brin...  Read more

Tomato Soup For Stress

Tomato Soup is supposed to relieve stress. It is high in Lycopene & Tomato is a natural antiseptic and a blood purifier.Nicotinic acid in tomatoes can help to reduce blood cholesterol, thus helps prevent heart diseases. Pick tomatoes with the bright...  Read more

Kick Up Chili Seasoning Mixes with Flavorful Add-Ins

I have a delicious “from scratch” chili recipe that calls for some unusual ingredients, but it takes forever to assemble.To save time, I just add these items to a box of chili seasoning mix.Here’s what I add-in – you can add as many or as few as you...  Read more

Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet

For anyone struggling with weight issues due to insulin resistance, diabetes, PCOS, and hypoglycemia. Diet Health Benefits also help reduce HBP, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, & Liver Enzymes. ...  Read more

Summer’s Farm-Fresh Feast

One of Nature’s greatest gifts is a summer harvest. Peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, and green beans are a canvas on which everyday cooks become culinary artists, preparing old favorites and dreaming up new dishes to please family and fr...  Read more

In the News: Functional Foods or "Franken-Foods"?

Call me old-fashioned, but when I want the health benefits of a tomato, I eat a tomato. If I want more Omega-3 fatty acids in my meals, I sprinkle some flax meal on my morning oatmeal. And if I want the antioxidant power of blueberries, I eat blueber...  Read more