Α new research shows the tomato juice health benefits and suggests that drinking unsalted tomato juice can lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, two important factors that contribute to cardiovascular disease.
A glass of tomato juice a day not only protects us from cardiovascular disease but helps digest and maintain the glow of the skin.
The research was published in the Journal of Food Science and Nutrition and its data show that the blood pressure in 94 participants with hypertension dropped significantly after consuming tomato juice.
More specifically, systolic blood pressure decreased from 141.2 to 137 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure averaged from 155 to 149.9 mg / dL. Also, high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol in 125 participants decreased on average from 155 to 149.9 mg / dL.
According to the researchers, these beneficial effects were similar for both men and women as well as for different age groups. This is a reason why tomato juice should not be missing from your daily diet and here are some more:
Healthy skin: Systematic consumption of tomatoes nourishes the skin from the inside out. This is because the chemical compounds in tomatoes can prevent acne, improve dichroism and excessive sebum secretion. Even topical application of the juice can make your skin glow.
Cholesterol: There are many studies that claim that tomato juice lowers the value of bad cholesterol due to its high fiber content.
Helps digestion: Tomatoes, thanks to the substances they contain, help detoxify your body, thus improving its ability to absorb nutrients from food.
Weight Loss: A 2015 study found that consuming on a daily basis tomato juice, can reduce weight around the waist. In fact, this daily habit is enough to reduce belly fat even, without making any other changes in your diet and lifestyle (very optimistic research!).