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Tuesday, 20 January 2009


Tomato is the vegetable that known have many vital nutrient. There are many variety of tomato, some of them are cherry tomato, yellow tomato, etc.
Tomatoes are the vegetables that have low calories, low fat, and the source of vitamin A, C, and K. They also contain potassium that could control blood pressure and nerve function.

This vegetable contains lycopene, the pigment that give color for them. Lycopene is an strong antioxidant, it often connected with decrease of some cancer risk, ant the other disease. Cooked tomato contains more lycopene than fresh tomato. Lycopene is dissolved in fat, that is the reason why we should add olive oil in spaghetti sauce (it is for helping the absorption the carotene).

Tomato is good for your body, especially:
1. Prevent some cancer, like colon cancer, prostate cancer, pancreas cancer, etc.
2. Tomato is the source of vitamin K which can activate osteocalcin to mineralize our bone.
3. They decrease the risk factor of heart disease by their function to decrease total cholesterol and LDL (low density lipoprotein).

So, consume tomato! It is good for your health.

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