"Golden Apple" - so-called Peruvian tomato.Columbus' discovery of America allowed the tomatoes into Europe at the beginning of the XVI century.In Russia, the tomato fruits were brought only in the XVIII century, but its spread they had not immediately, because, like potatoes, they were considered poisonous.Today, tomatoes are loved by almost everyone as tomato juice, which in terms of the use of tough competition, even fruit juices.Nutritionists point out the beneficial properties of tomato juice and call it a multivitamin.
Benefits and composition of tomato juice
Tomato juice has a very rich composition.It contains many natural sugars such as fructose and glucose, organic acids - malic most, but also occurs citric, oxalic, tartaric, and succinic and overripe tomatoes, which is one of the most useful and valuable.
Tomatoes contain large amounts of carotene and other vitamins: A, vitamins B, E, H, PP, but most of all vitamin C (about 60%).And many minerals: potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium
high potassium content makes it useful tomato juice to normalize metabolic processes in the body, the nervous system and prevent heart disease.Such a substance as lycopene, which is found in tomatoes, has antioxidant properties that may prevent cancer, where these properties are maintained in the pasteurized juice.Tomato juice helps the body produce serotonin - the "hormone of joy", so it can be used to relieve and prevent stress.
healing properties of tomato juice
addition to the above properties of tomato juice, it is also a diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, choleretic action, strengthens capillaries and prevents the development of atherosclerosis.Thanks to its ability to inhibit the processes of decay in the gut, it improves his work, so the tomato juice is recommended to drink to people who suffer from constipation.Recently it has been shown that regular consumption of juice can prevent blood clots, which are a serious threat to human health and life.Tomato juice can help prevent such diseases as thrombosis of the veins in the legs, so it should be used for people who spend a lot of time in a sitting position.
Contraindications tomato juice
specific contraindications to the use of tomato juice there, but it is not recommended for people suffering from diseases such as gastric ulcer and gastritis, pancreatitis and cholecystitis, and also at various poisoning.
How to drink tomato juice
Just like tomatoes, tomato juice can not be subjected to a heat treatment in which organic acids are unhealthy inorganic.Frequent consumption of tomatoes or canned juice with starches (bread, potatoes) can cause the formation of stones in the bladder and kidneys.
Foods that are rich in protein, such as eggs, cheese, meat, and can not be combined with tomatoes, it can disrupt the digestive process.It is better to use them with olive oil, nuts, garlic, cheese - it contributes to a better assimilation of food that will be more useful.
In one glass of tomato juice contains half the daily requirement of carotene, vitamins A and C, B vitamins Fresh tomato juice improves digestion.It is not advisable to add a sugar or salt, it is best to put chopped garlic and fresh herbs.