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Lycopene: Tomatoes and processed tomato products such as juice, ketchup, paste, sauce and soup all are good sources of lycopene and may account for over 85% of dietary lycopene in the north american diet. Lycopene from processed tomato products appears to be more bioavailable than from raw tomatoes. The lycopene content of tomatoes varies with the variety and increases with fruit ripening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is the best way to get the most nutrition out of eating tomatoes? Do you get any nutrition from eating raw tomatoes?
Tomatoes: Sure, you can get good nutrition out of eating tomatoes. How you eat them depends on what nutrients you're most seeking. If you want more lycopene, cooked is better than raw. Lycopene is an antioxidant linked with lower risk of cancer and heart attacks. For more vitamin c, raw is better than cooked. http://tinyurl.com/nxvdn3 if you're going to cook tomatoes, i suggest not frying them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eat 2 Beat CA, Pt.6: TOMATOES: Teeming with the antioxidant lycopene, tomatoes may block cancer by, among other things, stopping malignant cells from multiplying & by causing them to destroy themselves. Although tomatoes in almost all forms are full of nutrition, lycopene is more easily available to the body in cooked tomato products such as tomato sauce. (Ref: AARP, 5/2014) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They're good for you: There's even talk of the lycopenes in tomatoes having some specific beneficial health effects. I'll leave these to others to address. Enjoy your tomatoes. ...Read more
See below: Assuming you are otherwise healthy (no renal disease or GERD), eating tomatoes shouldn't be a problem. However, you still need variety. 1) Limit how many tomatoes you buy from the store. If you grow your own, cut them up and freeze them - harder to get to. 2) Consciously think about other fruits/veggies and mix them with your tomatoes. You're craving for tomatoes will fade a little. ...Read more
Here's a better idea: You'll lose weight because your diet is boring. You will become deficient in vitamin b12, and probably iodine, zinc, iron, calcium, vitamins a, c, and d, and probably more. Your protein intake will be marginal. And forgive me -- you'll need to deal with everyone thinking you are crazy. How about eating a sensible diet and spending your spare time doing fitness? You'll make friends & be healthy. ...Read more
I cut up a tomato on a plate that just had raw Hamburg on can I still eat the tomato if I rinse it off i don't wanna risk getting ecoli?
Not nightshade : Any food that is not in the nightshade family. Tomatoes are in the nightshade family and as such, there is a chance of cross reactions to other foods in the nightshade family such as potatoes, eggplant and bell peppers. ...Read more
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