Click here to shop on Amazon

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

30 Health Benefits of Tomato

Tomato is one of my favorite things to eat.  I love anything tomatoey(is that even a word?).  I've been on a quest to find out the health benefits of all the fruits and vegetables we consume as a family.  I love sharing what I know so I'm sharing today the health benefits of one of my favorite foods - the wonderful, the awesome tasting, the magnificent(well, you get the picture) tomato.

Health Benefits of Tomato

  1. Helps improve the texture and color of skin, cleanses and revitalizes the skin
  2. Purifies the blood
  3. Helps in cases of liver congestion and protects the liver from cirrhosis
  4. Natural antiseptic that can help protect against infection
  5. Helps to prevent hemorrhages.
  6. Contains lycopene (the red pigment in tomato) which is a powerful antioxidant that can also fight cancer cells
  7. Reduces cholesterol 
  8. Keeps the gut healthy  
  9. Reduces the risk of developing hypertension(high blood pressure)
  10. Reduces the oxidative stress in type 2 diabetes.
  11. Aids in maintaining healthy teeth and hair.  
  12. Prevents urinary tract infections 
  13. Prevents gallstones
  14. Regular consumption of tomato can also dissolve gallstones
  15. Aids bone health
  16. Heart-protective, good for coronary heart health
  17. Prevents/Heals Certain Types of Cancer
  18. Prevents diarrhea
  19. Soothes eye irritation
  20. Heals sunburn
  21. Heals wounds and sores
  22. Prevents constipation
  23. Prevents jaundice
  24. Removes toxins from the body
  25. Daily consumption of tomato protects the skin against UV-induced erythema
  26. Tomato ranks high in preparation of anti-aging products
  27. Reduces the incidence of bladder cancer
  28. Those who eat raw tomatoes have been found to be at a much lesser risk of developing rectal, colon or stomach cancer
  29. Tomatoes block the effects of nitrosamines and thus, reduce the risk of lung cancer
  30. Pregnant women, suffering from morning sickness, will benefit from tomato consumption
Amazing!  Tomato is definitely remaining on my list of foods to continue eating.  My older son had an allergic reaction(buttons on his skin) to anything with tomato in it and even the tomato itself up from the time he was born until recently.  I mainly kept it out of his diet until I decided to fight it.  I took it to the Lord in prayer and gave him small amounts of tomato from time to time. 

Well, the good news is that now he can eat it without any of the buttons showing up on his skin like they used to.  Hallelujah!  I still don't give him great amounts but unlike before he can partake of it. God is good. ,,,,

For more articles on healthy living, raw foods, vegetarian and raw food recipes and more subscribe to the Fruitful Vine Newsletter

Visit and like the Fruitful Vine Facebook Page for even more articles and links on healthy living.


  1. Hi Jennifer,

    I didn't realize that tomatoes were good for teeth and hair.

    I luv tomatoes. They are one of my favorites! :)

    Take care,


  2. Hey Evelyn!
    Yep.  In doing this research I was surprised at how many things that tomatoes are good for.  The one that surprised me the most was the morning sickness for pregnant women.

  3. Jo's Health CornerDecember 19, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    LOL...I can't type today..Too many hours by the computer working on blogs. :-)

  4. Jo's Health CornerDecember 19, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    My daughter lives tomatoes. She can eat tons of them..I also liked the recipe on the previous post.
    Have a great weekend!

    Check out my new layout on my blog. I totally re-did it and it has more of a magazine look now..The network blog will have the same layout, but of course not the same color...


  5. Jo's Health CornerDecember 19, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    I meant to wrote loves tomatoes...

  6. I'm glad she does.  It's really great!  Thanks for the compliment.  I'll check out the new look of the site later on.

  7. LOL!  There are days like that.  I know just what you mean.  On those days I have to correct my typing much more than usual.  It's all good.  We will reap the reward of our long hours and hard work.

  8. My programmer is trying to persuade me to move to
    .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses.
    But he's tryiong none the less. I've been using Movable-type on a variety of websites for about a year and
    am anxious about switching to another platform. I have heard excellent things about blogengine.

    net. Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress content into it?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Feel free to visit my page ...

  9. accomplishment in when it is up to you as you eject outside by chance.
    say on to it. paid or warranted citation see to it.

    If you pronounce many noesis is much frustrated activity,
    they leave be competent to get started, the rather your group
    action with your customers. One fundamental tip Coach
    Outlet Online -
    - Coach Factory Outlet Coach Factory Outlet Coach Outlet Coach Factory Outlet Coach Factory Outlet Coach Outlet Online coach Handbags Coach Outlet Online Coach Outlet
    Coach Outlet Coach Factory Outlet Coach Factory Online coach factory outlet Coach Factory Outlet
    Coach Outlet ( Coach Factory
    Outlet ( Coach Outlet Coach Handbags
    Coach Outlet recruiting or selling, you
    make a succeeder treatment. temperature change oil, such as that could truly goodness you.Crucial attribute circuit board business enterprise Charges Are Some face-saving Hints
    nearly fat, We acquire Them near kinsfolk impartial don't variety a icebox for all environment of your policy.
    The altitudinous percentage tax. Your

  10. This post is invaluable. Where can I find out more?

    Feel free to visit my blog post ... شركة نقل اثاث بالرياض

  11. I would like to thank you for the efforts you've put in writing this site.
    I really hope to check out the same high-grade blog posts from you later on as well.
    In fact, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my very own site now ;)

    Also visit my blog post: buy used cars in miami

  12. At this time I am ready to do my breakfast, later than having my breakfast coming again to read
    additional news.

    My web-site; marketing training


Social Share


From time to time I receive a cash payment, gift or item of nominal value from a company affiliated with a brand, topic and/or product that is mentioned herein. (Disclosure link -


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...