Tomatoes are a nutritious and filling food, and dieters recommend their fresh juice.
And according to what was published by the Boldsky website, experts advise eating about 240 ml or a glass of tomato juice per day to get its benefits.
Nutritionists recommend eating tomato juice fresh or checking the sodium content of preserved products, because excess sodium can negatively affect health.
According to a scientific study, tomato juice contains many bioactive compounds such as GABA, a natural amino acid that acts as a neurotransmitter for the brain, lycopene, a natural pigment that gives tomatoes their red color, and spirosulan steroid glycoside, which provides the body with many benefits. Health benefits include:
1. Lowers cholesterol
Tomato juice, which contains 13-oxo-ODA, a powerful alpha PPARγ agonist, helps lower high cholesterol levels in the body, which can lead to atherosclerosis, stroke and other circulatory problems.
Consumption of tomato juice helps in regulating lipid metabolism and associated inflammation and reproduction, thus offering protection against chronic diseases associated with impaired cholesterol metabolism.
2. Treats diabetes
Obesity is one of the major risk factors for diabetes. Tomato juice, as an alpha-PPARγ agonist, helps lower high cholesterol and glucose levels and may contribute to improving insulin sensitivity in diabetics and diabetics.
PPARγ also helps reduce inflammation, a major cause of diabetes, and increases production of the hormones adiponectin and AdipoR, lower levels of which could be the main reason for triggering obesity-induced diabetes.
3. Strengthens the immune system
Tomato juice is known to be rich in antioxidants that strengthen the body’s immune system. The presence of powerful carotenoids such as lycopene and beta-carotene in tomato juice is known for its immunostimulating effect. Carotenoids can alter the expression of many proteins involved in cell proliferation and cell differentiation along with scavenging harmful free radicals.
4. Prevents cancer
The lycopene in tomato juice has cancer-preventive properties. According to a scientific study, consumption of tomato products is associated with reduced incidence of various types of cancer such as lung, stomach, breast and prostate. Lycopene, being a powerful antioxidant, can help get rid of free radicals in the body, thus preventing the risk of cancer or helping reduce its progression.
5. Reduces heart disease
Consumption of tomato juice is associated with a reduced risk of chronic inflammatory and non-communicable diseases such as heart disease. The presence of lycopene (50.4 mg) in the juice along with essential vitamins (such as vitamin C) and phenolic acids may help improve body functions such as lowering cholesterol and glucose levels, which are risk factors for heart disease.
6. Helps lose weight
Drinking tomato juice may be one of the simplest ways to lose weight. According to a recent scientific study, tomato juice can help reduce inflammatory cytokines, the high concentration of which is associated with obesity or increased body weight, fat mass, muscle mass and waist circumference. The juice is also low in calories and satiating and thus can help in losing weight in a healthy way.
7. Treats depression and anxiety
Tomato juice contains significant levels of lycopene and GABA. These two compounds are known to relieve many psychological symptoms such as depression, anxiety and mood swings. An imbalance in neurotransmitters in the brain can cause many mental disorders, and according to the results of a specialized study, since GABA and lycopene act as co-neurotransmitters, increasing their amount through food sources such as tomato juice can help treat Many mental health disorders.
8. Resists drought
The water content of tomato juice is estimated at 94.5 grams per 100 grams, making it an important source of hydration for the body to support its vital functions.
Consuming tomato juice can help prevent dehydration and prevent related diseases.
9. Reduces osteoporosis
A large percentage of postmenopausal women suffer from bone-related diseases such as osteoporosis. Lycopene, which is abundant in tomato juice, can help reduce the bone resorption marker N-telopeptide (NTx) and oxidative stress due to its antioxidant capacity, thus helping reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
10. Acts as an anti-aging agent
Tomato juice contains carotenoids, which are a natural anti-aging compound. Including tomato juice in your daily diet can help prevent cell damage, which is caused by free radicals, and promote cell renewal, which is necessary to slow down aging. The juice also helps in treating many skin problems such as acne, pimples and dry skin.