Tomato is considered both, a fruit and a vegetable but counted under vegetable category in countries such as India. Tomatoes act as tonic to boost the health, in addition to add the flavor i.e. it is used frequently in pasta, pizzas, ketchup, etc.
As per USDA National Nutrient Database, tomatoes contains vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, folate, thiamine in addition to good source of potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper. They also contains a number of organic compounds like lycopene which is highly beneficial to health.
A single tomato can provide around 40% of the daily vitamin C requirement which is a natural antioxidant prevents cancer-causing free radicals. Potassium in tomato plays a important role in maintaining nerve health and iron is essential for maintaining normal blood circulation.
Tomatoes good for heart: The fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and choline content in tomatoes support heart health.
The lycopene in tomatoes prevents serum lipid oxidation, i.e. protective effect against cardiovascular diseases. It is also seen that the regular consumption of tomatoes decreases the levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
Tomatoes good for the eyes: Tomatoes contains lycopene, lutein, and beta-carotene. These powerful antioxidants protect the eyes against light-induced damage, the development of cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Tomatoes good for the skin
Collagen is an essential component of the skin, hair and nails and its production depends on vitamin C and low intake of vitamin C is associated with increased damage from sunlight, pollution, and smoke which results in wrinkles, sagging skin, etc. Hence regular consumption of Tomato which is good source of vitamin C also helps in keeping skin and hairs healthy.