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Tomatoes have good fiber, Vitamin B & the red pigment in tomatoes help reduce obesity. Tomato juice aids in digestion. Try a cup of tomato juice 20 minutes before eating to increase the digestive function & to help process food faster. Make the juice with fresh tomatoes if you can!
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 brightest shades of red for the best benefits. Tomatoes eaten regularly decrease the chance of lung cancer & help other cancers such as prostate cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, and the stomach to be confined
No matter what your diet plan, try to balance the amount of carbohydrates you eat at each meal (i.e., 20 carbs each at breakfast, lunch and dinner or 10 carbs each for 6 meals a day). This keeps insulin surges and drops to a minimum, lessening the chance that sugars will be deposited as fat. I thought I knew EVERYTHING about dieting until a RD taught me this after my Mom's heart surgery.
Especially good advice for anyone diagnosed with diabetes, hypoglycemia, metabolic syndrome X or pre-diabetic tendencies.
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