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Foods That Can Make You Live Longer: Tomatoes and Broccoli
Foods have natural healing power but you can only use food to heal yourself if you know its healing properties. Tomatoes, cranberries, fish oil, green tea, lemon, broccoli and red onion are enough source of nutrients that can sustain your health and make you live longer.
I will talk about tomatoes and broccoli in this hub.
Tomatoes are rich in:
- Tomotoes have high levels of chromium that helps to keep blood sugar level under control. This makes it good for diabetics.
- Tomatoes contain chlorogenic acid and coumaric acid which fights against carcinogenic compounds found in cigarette smoke.
- Vitamin A improves vision and tomatoes are very rich in Vitamin A.
- Tomatoes contain vitamin B and potassium which helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol level thereby reducing instances of stroke and heart diseases.
- Tomatoes contain lycopene which is good for skin care. The lycopene also stops the growth of cancer cells.
- Tomatoes have high levels of vitamin K and calcium which help to strengthen bones and bone tissue, and the teeth.
- Tomatoes contain beta-carotene and in the presence of this vitamins A and C act as anti-oxidant which work by neutralising dangerous free radicals in the blood stream. This free radicals can cause cell damage.
- Vitamin A present in tomatoes also keeps the hair strong and shiny.
- Studies have shown that eating tomatoes lessen the risk of gallstones and kidney stones.
Broccoli is rich in:
Vitamin E, C and K
- The sulforaphane
in broccoli also induces the production of certain enzymes that
deactivate free radicals and carcinogens. This reduces the risk of
cancer especially colon cancer.
- Broccoli is rich in Vitamin C and certain amino acids that removes toxin like uric acid from the body thereby purifying the blood.
- Broccoli is rich in dietary fibre.
- The magnesium and the vitamins cure acidity and fight digestion problems
- Broccoli contains beta-carotene, omega-3 fatty acids and other vitamins which help reduce cholesterol level.
- Eating broccoli decreases the instances of anemia because broccoli is a rich source of iron.
- Chromium which helps insulin to function properly is abundantly found in broccoli. Chromium reduces the instances of high blood pressure.
- Being rich in calcium, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus, broccoli is needed for healthy bones especially in children, old people and pregnant women because these people are prone to weakening of bones and teeth and osteoporosis.
- Broccoli contains Vitamin E that keeps the skin healthy.