Tomatoes are an enigma. While many people think they're a vegetable, tomatoes are actually a fruit. They're also one of the few veggies that can get healthier when they're cooked by providing a higher concentration of lycopene, which can help fight prostate, stomach and colorectal cancers!
Diabetics will love the tomato's chromium content, which can help them regulate blood sugar. Tomatoes also contain chlorogenic and coumaric acids, which helps smokers in the elimination of carcinogens. A tomato's vitamin B and potassium content helps lower your blood pressure, reducing the likelihood of strokes and heart attacks. A rich source of vitamin A, they're also great for your eyes and skin.
But made into tomato soup and combined with a grilled cheese sandwich, they're an amazing way to improve the health of your bones and teeth. Tomatoes are rich in vitamin K, which is vital to the health of bones and teeth. And since cheese is an excellent source of calcium, this Italian-style tomato soup recipe and grilled cheese recipe will make your body and your inner-child happy and healthy.
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