Tomato extract helps reduce blood pressure
A daily dose of a tomato
extract could lower blood pressure (BP) for people with moderate hypertension, reports research
from Israel. It is not as widely known as one might think that there really is one great fruit that
can lower blood pressure. Tomato has been proven, in recent Israeli studies to help lower blood
pressure, reduce the risk of cancer later in life, and helps to keep your heart healthy and working
as it should be. It is not completely understood as to why this has only just recently been
discovered, as scientists have tested thousands of different types of fruit and vegetables to
determine their potential health benefits and uses.
Tomatoes are easily
available in market. You can buy them almost anywhere, and even some of the big brands of tomato
sauce contain enough real tomatoes to be just as beneficial, although not in larger quantities
as they also contain rather a lot of sugar (Glucose). Tomatoes are also anti-oxidents and also
help to reduce the risk of most forms of cardiac diseases. Shocking that the Italians, who are
well known for having a very low rate of heart disease cases reported, have been eating so many
tomatoes for such a long time, and nobody has given attention to this.
Dr. Esther Paran led This study
on the health benefits of tomatoes, She is the leading lady at the hypertension division of
Soroka Medical Center. It was mostly a case study performed on patients suffering from high
blood pressure, where other drugs had completely failed. Dr. Paran gave patients a dose of
concentrated tomato essence, along with adding tomatoes into their diets, at least more than
usual. The results were astonishing. Dr. Paran saw results fast, sometimes in as little as four
or five weeks. This aqueous fruit definitely looks to be an almost miracle treatment, although
it is not supposed to be a cure.
The natural presence of
the chemical LycopeneThe is attributed to effectiveness of the tomato in lowering blood
pressure. This is a very powerful
anti-oxidant that has recently been extracted from 'hybrid' tomatoes that were grown in Israel,
called the Lycomato, which were specifically grown to ensure higher concentrations of Lycopene,
inside each and every piece of tomato. Lycopene is not the only anti-oxidant that is naturally
present in tomatoes. The long list make tomatoes a 'super-food' in reference to lots of
different potential heart conditions. While tomatoes may not necessarily lower cholesterol, if
you eat them regularly, they can help to prevent LDL cholesterol from sticking to the inside
walls of the arteries.
It can be difficult to consume
four whole tomatoes each day even during the peak growing season, which is the recommended
amount for having a positive impact on blood pressure. Without having to eat them straight off
Here are some ways to get the benefits of
1. A side salad can be
taken With any food, as it does not add many calories. If you have one tomato, whole, sliced, it
does not really matter how you eat, just that you do.
2. Tomato juice drinking is
one of the best ways to cram as many tomatoes as you can into a juicer, making sure that you
have a huge dose of the beneficial anti-oxidants.
3. Using tomato puree make
Chilis, which is a concentrated form of tomatoes, as the base for your chili utilizes the
antioxidants without the bulk of a whole tomato. Add some ultra-lean and high protein ground
bison and kidney beans with minced garlic and onions, and cayenne pepper and you have a
heart-healthy main course and a full day's allowance of tomato.
4. Eat pasta in a tomato
sauce and take a leaf out of the Italian's book. Use olive oil to fry the onions and garlic, use
tomato puree or paste to color the sauce, and use fresh and/or canned tomatoes to flavor and
fill the sauce. Using this many tomato ingredients ensures that you will consume far more than
the necessary amount of tomatoes and nearly ten times as many nutrients.
5. 200mg tomato supplement
tablets. These are good for anybody that does not like the taste of tomatoes but still wants to
use them as a medicine. When you take these tablets you are actually taking in more nutrients
than you would if you ate the full recommended four tomatoes.
Having more tomatoes decreases systolic blood
pressure by up to 10 points and diastolic blood pressure by up to 4 points. It has definitely
become apparent that tomatoes are very, very beneficial for you and your well being, no matter how
they are prepared, and in whatever combination and form.