GOD'S FOOD: TOMATO CURES CANCER
The Bible does not mention tomatoes either as a fruit or vegetable. But it is God's given vegetable for mankind. Not all the food, herbs, vegetables and fruits in the world are mentioned. The tomato is eaten more as a vegetable rather than a fruit.
The tomato is originally from Peru in South America. From there, it was distributed to the Spanish colonies in the Carribean. The Spanish also took it to the Philippiines where it spread to southeast Asia and from there to the rest of Asia. They had conquered the Philippines and the islands of the Philippines became a Spanish colony. They also brought the tomato to Europe where it grew easily in Mediterranean climates in the sixteen century. By the late seventeenth century, the tomato was used as the local cuisine in Spain.
There are many about 7500 tomato varieties grown for various purposes. Heirloom tomatoes are popular, especially among home gardeners and organic producers for they tend to produce more interesting and flavorful tomatoes.
Tomato varieties are roughly divided into several categories, based mostly on shape and size.
- "Globe" tomatoes are the usual commercial tomatoes used for fresh eating.
- Beefsteak tomatoes are large tomatoes often used for sandwiches.
- Oxheart tomatoes can range in size up to beefsteaks, and are shaped like large strawberries.
- Plum tomatoes, or paste tomatoes are bred with a higher solid content for
use in tomato sauce and paste.
- Pear tomatoes are obviously pear shaped and based upon the San Marzano types for a richer gourmet paste.
- Cherry tomatoes are small and round, often sweet and generally eaten in salads.
- Grape tomatoes, a more recent introduction, are smaller and oblong,, and used in salads.
- Low in Saturated Fat, Sodium, and Cholesterol
- High in Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Potassium, Manganese, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper
TOMATO HEALTH BENEFITS
- Tomato may help reduce the risk of prostate cancer and other cancers.
- Tomato juice keeps the blood stream alkaline and maintains a high resistance to disease.
- It is a rich source of vitamin A, and a deterrent against eye troubles.
- As a rich source of vitamin C, it is very invaluable in scurvy.
- Tomatoes are very good for diarrhoea, dyspepsia, and dysentery.
- Tomato is a good tonic for nerves and is very useful in all sorts of nervous disorders.
- As a rich source of vitamin C, it is very invaluable in scurvy.
- Tomatoes are usually effective in heartburn, flatulence or indigestion.
- It is very rich in iron and potash salts.
TOMATO CURE CANCER (1)
Tomatoes and Cancer
Eating tomatoes regularly may reduce the risk of prostate and several other cancers. Published research from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health have shown that eating tomatoes and tomato products may help men reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Researchers carefully examined the full diet of 51,529 participants aged 40-75 years for more than 12 years. Men who consumed two-plus servings of tomato sauce per week had a 23% lower risk of total prostate cancer, and a of 36% lower risk metastatic prostate than participants who consumed less than one serving of tomato sauce per month. The findings appeared in the March 6, 2002 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
The benefit of tomatoes in curbing prostate cancer and several other cancers have been reported by several researchers prior to the publication of this study. For example, both the Health Professional Follow-up Study and the Physicians' Health Study from Harvard University had shown that tomato consumption might cut significantly the risk of prostate cancer. Men who ate tomatoes 10 times a week reduced their risk for prostate cancer by almost half. All forms of tomato (raw, in ketchup, spaghetti sauce, tomato paste, soup, and salsa) had beneficial effect; however, tomatoes cooked in oil (such as in tomato sauce) appeared to be the most protective.
Tomatoes are also useful for those who are already diagnosed with the disease. Increased tomato consumption was found to be associated with a much less aggressive prostate cancer in men who were diagnosed with the disease. Tomatoes also reduced the risk for other types of cancers including lung, stomach, pancreatic, breast, cervical, colorectal, oral and esophageal cancers.
TOMATO CANCER CURE (2)
Tomato Cancer Cure
Tomato can assist in a holistic cancer treatment. Tomato will not cure cancer alone but in combination with other herbs, juices and therapies, tomato will boost cancer treatment effectiveness.
Eating tomatoes regularly may reduce the risk of prostate and several other cancers. Published research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health have shown that eating tomatoes and tomato products may help men reduce the risk of prostate cancer. It is also found that tomatoes are useful for those who are already diagnosed with prostate cancer. Increased tomato consumption was found to be associated with a much less aggressive prostate cancer in men who were diagnosed with the disease.
Tomatoes may also reduce the risk for other types of cancers including lung, stomach, pancreatic, breast, cervical, colorectal, oral, and esophageal cancers.
Lycopene, Red Tomato Anti-Cancer Agent
Lycopene is an anti-oxidant that protects our body cells from oxidants that have been linked to cancer. Laboratory tests have shown that lycopene is twice as powerful as beta-carotene at neutralizing free radicals. It has long been known as an anti-carcinogen.
In a review published in the February 1999 issue of the Journal of National Cancer Institute, Edward Giovannucci M.D. (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA) analyzed and compared the published studies regarding intake of tomatoes and tomato-based products and blood lycopene level in relation to the risk of various cancers. Out of 72 studies identified, 57 reported that tomato intake or blood lycopene level reduced the risk of cancer. 35 of these results were statistically significant.
In another research, scientists found that a low dose of synthetic lycopene, which was found to be as good as natural lycopene, slowed the growth of human prostate tumours implanted in mice by over 50% by day 42 of the study, compared to mice which had not had the treatment. When the lycopene was combined with vitamin E, it reduced the growth of tumours by up to 73%.
According to a recent study, lycopene may also reduce or prevent the side effects of chemotherapy due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
There are other studies stating similar results on experiments regarding lycopene. Aside from these, lycopene has also been found to reduce risks on heart disease.
TOMATO RECIPE WITH CHINESE FIVE SPICE
Very popular with the Taiwanese Chinese. This recipe is used as one of the snacks for our church during tea break.
Buy Cherry or Grape Tomato in containers. Wash them and put on a huge platter. Sprinkle Chinese Five Spice on the top of the cherry or grape tomatoes. Eat them raw with your fingers. Very tasty, easy and fast to do. No cooking time.
Chinese Five Spice
Chinese Five Spice is an intense spice blend that adds an Asian flavor to meat and poultry dishes. Try in spice cakes, muffins or cookies. For an interesting twist, add to seafood batters or your favorite pumpkin pie recipe. Contains: cinnamon, anise seed, cloves, ginger and fennel.
Betty's Stewed Tomatoes Recipe - YouTube
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