Why We Should All Have a Love Affair With Humble Tomato Juice..
Tomato Juice could save your life!
Juicing with tomato's has such amazing health benefits.
Tomatoes are not a vegetable but actually fall into the “fruit” class. Tomato Juice has been filled with such a vast array of vitamins and minerals to help nourish, detox and repair the body.
Since there are so many ways to get tomato inside your stomach, you have no reason not to enjoy the health benefits of tomato juice, you can make it with your very own juicer. You can use them in practically anything and we show people a vast array of juice recipes and healthy eating recipes at our JR juice retreats, detox retreats and weight loss retreats that incorporate tomato and all other gorgeous superfoods.
Make a detox salad or juice them with a cocktail of other healthy vegetables. However you decide to consume them, remember that raw is better and of course using your juicer to create tomato juice regularly will be a fantastic way of getting this health giving wonderfood into your system.
Lycopene – Tomato Juice Power
One of the greatest and best known benefits of juicing tomato is its magic ingredient lycopene. It is a powerful antioxidant found in a tomato and its juice that is known as “the Cancer Destroyer”. Tomato juice wil wage war against cancerous formations, as well as other health complications. The health benefits of broccoli and broccoli juice make it a great cancer-fighting vegetable also, perfect to detox and nourish every cell in the body.
Antioxidants in fresh tomato juice work to neutralize free-radicals (cancer-causing agents) and repair cell damage.
Unfortunately, the human body is unable to create lycopene so we need to gobble some red fruit (ie. tomato) to get it. These are best consumed raw or in juice form, freshly squeezed from organic produce in your home juicer. You are able to find Lycopene in other fruit and vegetable juice but none so much as the king Lycopene machine that is tomato.
Other Health Benefits of Juicing Tomato
Heart health. With their potassium and Vitamin B, the benefits of juicing tomato are known to lower blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. So by consuming tomato juice or salad on a regular basis, you can prevent strokes, heart attacks and other heart complications. Tomato juice is great for reducing high blood pressure.
Manage diabetes. Tomato juice carries the mineral Chromium which helps diabetics keep their blood sugar level under control.
Reduce smoking damage. Tomato juice won’t stop you smoking but they will reduce the damage that the tar-filled smoke does to your body. Tomato juice contains chlorogenic and coumaric acid which fight carcinogens introduced by smoking.
See better. Tomato juice carries a large amount of Vitamin A which makes them contribute to good eye health. They may also help with night blindness and share this ability with the benefits of carrot juice, a vegetable that we should all be juicing more and we definately use in abundance at our retreats.
Avoid cancer. The miracle ingredient lycopene in tomato juice is known to prevent prostate cancer in men, as well as stomach and colorectal cancer. Use tomato juice regularly when juicing for cancer.
A full head of hair. With high amounts of the Vitamin A in tomato juice, if you use your juicer to consume tomato on a regular basis your hair will be strong soft and shiny. Just like the adverts you will definately be worth it!!
Bone strength. Milk is not the only thing to strengthen bones. Drinking tomato juice will keep your bones strong and in great condition
Eliminate kidney and gall stones. Juicing a tomato reduces this risk and tomato juice has a detox effect on the internal organs.
Great for your skin. Eating tomato's and drinking their juice is great for skin conditions. Also Lycopene can be found in skin care products. At our JR juice, weight loss and detox retreats we show you how to use tomato as a skin care product!!
Avoid infection. Tomato juice is naturally antiseptic. It is great to ward off and fight infections
Prevent diarrhea. Tomatoes and juice have been shown to keep the 'runs' at bay.
Tomato Juice Nutritional Information
Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
Other Uses for Tomato
Cooking. Salads, big breakfasts, soup… you name it! Tomato and its juice can be used in virtually any dish.
Heal wounds. Tomato has been used as a topical treatment for healing damaged skin and injuries
Skin care. Similar to healing wounds except instead you use the skin. At our JR Juice, weight loss and detox retreats we show people that by peeling a number of tomatoes and placing the insides of the skin on their face, they might go a little red for a while but once this goes away (very quickly) their skin will feel clean and detoxified.
So there you have it. Get more tomato's into your juicing regime and it might just be the best thing you ever did.
If you want some fresh juice recipe ideas that incorporate Tomato's into juices then head over to the JR Ultra Juicer recipe pages.
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