10 HEALTH BENEFITS OF TOMATOES THAT YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT

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Even though most cooks think of a tomato as a vegetable, botanically speaking, a tomato is a fruit. That’s old news though, and you probably already knew that, but did you know that the debate over the tomato once reached the US Supreme Court? In 1893, the court had to decide on the vegetable Vs fruit question and they voted on the side of the tomato being a vegetable, for tax purposes anyway. Whatever a tomato is, it’s versatile and tasty flavor is used in many dishes both raw and cooked. They also contain a whole heap of nutritious ingredients that can be really good for your health and here are ten of those health benefits of tomatoes:

1. They reduce the risk of heart disease

First one of great health benefits of tomatoes is that tomatoes can help reduce the risk of heart disease. A study of women found that those who ate 7 to 10 servings of tomatoes a week had a thirty percent lower chance of developing cardiovascular disease, than those who eat fewer tomatoes. The fruit contains nutrients including niacin, folate and vitamin B6, which have been linked to a reduction in heart disease.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE

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