The tomato is within the set of vegetables, the most consumed and produced in the whole world. Belonging to the Solanaceae family (with potatoes, peppers and aubergines), it can be consumed both fresh and previously processed in the form of sauce, puree or canned.
For its relaxing properties, many specialists recommend taking a juice or smoothie with tomato to combat stress. In addition, some cultures, such as China, use tomato as a natural treatment for different diseases and ailments.
Benefits of Tomato
Rich in lycopene and glutathione, tomatoes are one of the foods with greater antioxidant properties that exist. But also, among the benefits that the tomato has for health is the reduction of the chances of contracting many types of cancer, and that help maintain mental and physical functions.
Another of the nutrients that tomatoes contain is glutamic acid, which in the body is converted into gamma-aminobutyric acid, a calming agent known above all for its ability to reduce renal hypertension.