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2 Week Tomato Health Nutrition Challenge

Updated on November 14, 2016

Tomatoes are high in vitamin c, vitamin a, lycopene, and folic acid. Lycopene and is a great source of rich antioxidants found in tomatoes. When you're preparing to do a 2 week consumption of tomatoes, you can plan to include them into breakfast, lunch, a snack, and dinner. It may be easy for you to consume 1-3 tomatoes daily, by eating half sizes into each meal.

Tomatoes eaten during breakfast can be put on top of a toasted cheese bagel. Tomatoes consume during lunch may be sliced into a turkey sandwich, made with rye bread, lettuce, cheese, mustard, and ranch dressing. And when eating a salad as a snack, tomatoes are diced into the salad, other ingredients can include: Romaine lettuce, chopped walnuts, salad dressing, orange slices, or whatever you feel is healthy for putting into the salad. Now as dinner idea for adding tomatoes, you can make spaghetti and add diced tomatoes from a can, and tomato sauce. Also consuming tomato drinks is beneficial for nutritional health as well, such as v8 tomato drinks that are found in most grocery stores. Tomatoes may also be consumed by making meals that contain tomato sauce or tomato paste such as, pizza, lasagna, spaghetti, and meatloaf. (Here's a tip, when eating pizza add diced tomatoes as one of the toppings).

There are different creative ways to add tomatoes into each meal of the day, as your 2 week tomato health nutrition challenge. You may choose to do a 2 week tomato consumption challenge as often as you want in a year. Or you can choose to eat at least 1 tomato a day, as many days as possible to maintain the proper amount of antioxidants for your body. Just track your consumption of tomatoes you've had on a sheet of paper, this is how to stay on track.

2 Week tomato health nutrition challenge
2 Week tomato health nutrition challenge

Tomatoes health benefits

  • Reduces the risk of prostate cancer.

  • Reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer.

  • Decreases the risk of heart disease.

  • Decreases the risk of breast cancer.

  • Decreases the risk of colon cancer.

  • Assists with preventing urinary tract infection.

  • Assists with anti-aging of the skin.

  • Decreases sinus and allergy problems.

  • Protects against mood problems.

  • Protects against memory problems.

  • Prevents the risks of getting diabetes.

  • Decrease symptoms in HIV patients.

  • Boosts the immune system to prevent common colds and flu symptoms.

  • Due to the vitamin A in tomatoes, this can assist with healthier vision, lungs, skin, and bones.

2 Week tomato health nutrition challenge
2 Week tomato health nutrition challenge

Other foods that contain antioxidants: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, spinach, cranberries, blackberries, beans, russet potatoes, pecans, walnuts, cherries, plums, and apples.

A whole family can benefit from eating tomatoes daily; children might like fries and ketchup, which is also considered to be the same as consuming a tomato. Another meal that contains tomatoes and is fun for the whole family is salsa and tortilla chips. The recipes for using tomatoes are many, and the key to getting the benefits of eating tomatoes is to be consistent.

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    • Ann810 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ann810 

      2 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Eric, yep lycopene in tomatoes actually does a body good.

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Cool, my elder son and I were discussing eating more tomatoes. You cleared some stuff up. I eat 'em cuz I love 'em.

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