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Food Of The Week: Tomatoes!

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I have always loved the way fresh tomatoes taste, especially when they are home-grown!

During the summer, I hunt down Heirloom tomatoes at my local farmer’s market and add them to my garden salads. When it comes to eating fruits and vegetables, tomatoes are a favorite for many! In addition to tasting great, they offer many health benefits. Tomatoes are an excellent source of lycopene, which helps prevent prostate cancer.

In addition to promoting a healthy prostate, these juicy foods are full of antioxidants that can help prevent heart disease. One medium tomato contains nearly a quarter of the day’s recommended intake of vitamin C, which makes it a great food for boosting your immune system. Tomatoes are low in calories and high in potassium. They are also a good source of fiber.

DID YOU KNOW:

- Keep your eyes and vision healthy by eating tomatoes. They are a great
source of quercetin and lutein which help prevent cataracts.

- The more red and ripe a tomato is, the more nutritious it will be. The
tomato peel is richer in nutrients than the flesh.

For more nutrition tips, visit Margaux J. Rathbun's website Authentic Self Wellness or follow her on Twitter @MargauxRathbun — and if U wanna know more about oranges OR anything else, U can always email us at Questions@FitPerez.com!!

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