If you are anything like me, you are harvesting tomatoes daily right now. And, even if you are not, you probably have friends or family giving their abundance to you or are at least able to get them locally at a produce stand. Tomato season is definitely in full swing. And, while you probably know that tomatoes are at least somewhat good for you, you may not know just how good for you they are.
The big thing you hear about tomatoes in the new is that they are high in lycopene. Lycopene is the pigment that makes tomatoes red and has been associated with “reduced risk for cancer, heart disease, and age-related eye disorders.” (Mayo Clinic)
But, lycopene isn’t the only the only thing tomatoes have going for them. They are also a good source of vitamin C which supports skin health and prevents cancer, fiber which supports digestive health and helps regulate blood sugar, and potassium which lowers blood pressure.
Sources: Mayo Clinic